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Old 01-31-2008, 12:15 PM
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I'm thinking about putting a teak and holly laminate floor in my boat. My marina suggested vinyl teak and holly flooring. Has anybody seen this or used it?
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Old 01-31-2008, 12:28 PM
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Beautiful product---better than the real mc coy---It is also expensive! Relative to
regular vinyl flooring
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How is it better? maybe a substitute but better then real wood, not.
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That all depends on the application. I personally know someone who may putting it on the aft decks of his 94' yacht. Money is not the issue, maintenance of the deck is.

I don't think it's vinyl like in household stuff. I know one name that has stuck in my head was Flexi-teak. There are sure to be others.
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Are you putting inside the cabin or outside, where it would be exposed to the elements?

I think the vinyl is a pretty good, low maintenance alternative for outdoors but for indoors you could consider the laminated ply. It is real wood but easier to install than strips of teak and holly. I added it to the cabin on my Grady

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Are you putting inside the cabin or outside, where it would be exposed to the elements?

I think the vinyl is a pretty good, low maintenance alternative for outdoors but for indoors you could consider the laminated ply. It is real wood but easier to install than strips of teak and holly. I added it to the cabin on my Grady

Did you do this your self? Weather you did our not its an excelent job and the edgs look very uniform around the entire cabin. Laying plywood in this type of application is not very easy.
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Flexiteek.com, they have installers (I know) or do-it-yourself (I think). Very nice looking and also tough. No need to refinish either.
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http://www.flexiteek.com/

Does anyone know about the non-slip properties? One of the reasons (besides looking great) teak was used on so many boat decks is that it is an excellent non slip surface. How does the flexiteek feel under foot when wet? Their website states:

Wet non-slip qualities are unsurpassed [Tested to ASTM D 4518] I don't know exactly what that means exactly but is the non-slip unsurpassed when compared to vinyl floor products (big whoop) or when compared to real teak?
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http://www.flexiteek.com/

Does anyone know about the non-slip properties? One of the reasons (besides looking great) teak was used on so many boat decks is that it is an excellent non slip surface. How does the flexiteek feel under foot when wet? Their website states:

Wet non-slip qualities are unsurpassed [Tested to ASTM D 4518] I don't know exactly what that means exactly but is the non-slip unsurpassed when compared to vinyl floor products (big whoop) or when compared to real teak?
I have read many times the flex teak product gets hot as hell in the southern states where you have plenty of sunshine, just a FYI. It is crazy expensive also.

Want to add my 2 cents on that cabin teak and holly work in the post above, that my friend is awesome.
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I would never have flexiteak on a boat. I have been on multiple boats with it installed. It is great as far as non-slip properties and I have never noticed it at all hot. The problem with it is it stains and will discolor. If you get anything oil based on it, you will need to sand it to get it out. I have seen multiple boats where the colors will not stay consistant across the covered areas. Again, you will have to sand it to get it back. If you dont mind sanding it every once in a while I guess its ok, but to me unless it is perfect it looks like poop.
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I am doing my entire cockpit/esp in plasdeck (another brand of synthetic teak) and I plan on doing my cabin sole with the teak/holly synthetic laminate. Yes it gets hot so it's that is a major issue, you may not want it.. It's virtually maintainance free it doesn't get dingy like white nonskid gel, and it's way more non skid and looks absolutely classy. I ordered mine from: http://www.ttcustommarine.citymax.co...ge/3753885.htm

Travis (the owner) cut me one hell of a winter deal, I supply the templates to him (which he provided me with the mylar to make the templates) and for $1834 he is preassembling all the components and shipping them. All I have to do is scrub the deck, lay down the bostic adhesive and put the panels in place.

I haven't had a chance to send my templates down to him but I hope to get that done within the next few weeks, the weather has not been cooperative at all.

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Thanks for all the replies! I was thinking about putting it in the galley and head on a 42 Bertram. Laminate plywood was the other consideration. If I went with the plywood it require allot of trim work and cutting down a few doors. From what I heard the "vinyl" was easier to work with.
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Viking uses Amtico for teak and holly floors. The stuff is awsome. I would use it on any boat.
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Thanks for all the replies! I was thinking about putting it in the galley and head on a 42 Bertram. Laminate plywood was the other consideration. If I went with the plywood it require allot of trim work and cutting down a few doors. From what I heard the "vinyl" was easier to work with.
I did a couple jobs with the Laminate like posted in the pics above, it turned out great. I used a large piece of cardboard to make the patterns then just traced out on the wood panels and cut. The trim work is the easy part just so ya know. You can buy teak 1/4" size pieces of trim as I did but after paying the high cost of the teak trim I probably could have used a cheaper trim product with a teak type stain and a varnish finish.
If you beveled the Laminate at edges you may be able to avoid trim, Not sure what the Vinyl would look like without trim?
The last time I bought the Teak Laminate it cost me 160.00 bucks for a 4x8 sheet, that was a couple years ago.
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If is in the cabin how and out of the direct sunlight does it still get hot?
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If is in the cabin how and out of the direct sunlight does it still get hot?
I was mentioning Flexteak, I would not have Flexteak in my cabin for one, it is Ugly looking. I was investigating Flexteak to use on my aft deck, it is more of a out door material in my opinion. When I asked for reference on this stuff on another site some of the Florida guys said it was to friggn hot to walk on barefooted in the summers, I live North so it would not be as much issue. Hope that clears things up a bit.
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This is who you want to contact. http://www.teakworksbymagogo.com Bob has done quite a few jobs for us, excellent results. Works up and down the East Coast, he's currently doing a boat for us in Palm Beach, but he's based in Mass.
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Here is another company that supplies the builders.

http://www.worldpanel.com/lonseal.htm
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The link I posted to TT Custom Marine, Travis also travels to do installs. He can make it DIY if you want, or can come on-site and do a professional level install but unless you own a 50+ something yacht, it's not likely to be affordable.

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Thanks again guys. That TT custom marine website looks pretty good. I guess it's time to start getting some numbers!
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