PERMATEEK HIGHEST QUALITY SYNTHETIC TEAK DECKING
Walk around any marina looking at the teak decks and what do you see? Most are deteriorating from the effects of sun, salt water and aging. Keeping a teak deck looking good is hard work, but now, at last, there is a real alternative!
Permateek is an environmentally friendly composite decking system that offers the qualities and good looks of teak but with none of the hassle. It is non-slip, wet or dry; offers low maintenance and looks like new teak season after season. Permateek is cost effective, stain resistant and simple to keep clean. With so many benefits, why would you fit anything else?
PERMATEEK marine decking is an environmentally friendly composite decking system that offers the robustness and good looks of teak but with far greater durability and ease of maintenance. It has a roughened surface that looks like natural grain and which is highly resistant to sun, rain and seawater. Non-slip wet or dry, Permateek is cost effective, stain resistant and simple to keep clean.
Your deck will be designed and hand crafted from synthetic teak planks, with the same attention to detail as a real teak deck. Our professionally trained craftsmen provide meticulous hand-finishing with impressive detailing around deck fittings and curves.
PERMATEEK marine decking can be fitted to almost any surface including GRP, wood and steel. Its flexible nature allows it to be shaped or contoured with ease. Permateek uses M.S polymer adhesive. Once fitted, Permateek will enhance the appearance and value of any craft whether it be a super yacht, motor cruiser, power boat, sports RIB, sailing yacht or dinghy.
All Permateek decks are hand crafted from synthetic teak planks utilising traditional styles and designs. We have striven to achieve what we think is the ultimate in synthetic teak decking. A high degree of skill and expertise goes into each and every process of fabricating a custom-made Permateek deck.
We rarely use stock templates as we have found that no two boats are the same, even from the same manufacturer. All projects are individually patterned digitally or by hand to ensure a perfect fit. When fabricating deck panels, we do not simply glue them together – each seam is individually hand-welded to ensure it will not shrink or come apart. After assembly, we spend a great deal of time on each completed panel undertaking our highly guarded secret system of hand finishing – just one of many reasons why a Permateek deck looks so authentic and so unlike a typical plastic deck.
The Right Decking Choice
Not all synthetic marine decks are the same. Permateek marine decking is a very high quality product, made using only the finest quality virgin PVC materials. It is thermally welded, rather than glued, to form panels. Permateek is one of the only major synthetic teak decking companies to have resisted the temptation to add light-weight fillers. Because we have kept to our proven formula, our product is stronger and more hard-wearing. It will hold its colour and keep its grain longer and be more resistant to wear, tear, knocks and scratches. It will not fade, crack, warp or shrink in the elements, only requiring minimal maintenance (washing) to keep it looking good year after year.
The Benefits of Permateek
Synthetic Decking and Heat
For those concerned about synthetic decks and how hot they get in direct sunlight, the truth is all synthetic decks, just like real teak, will get hot. Permateek, in its original form, has always been among the cooler choices on offer and the lighter the deck colour you choose, the cooler it will be. That said, if it is a cool deck you require, you just can’t beat white Fibreglass. If, however, like thousands of others, you desire the good looks of a teak deck with all the benefits of a synthetic alternative, then Permateek is an obvious choice.
General Care & Maintenance
One of the many advantages of choosing a Permateek deck is that it is easy to maintain. Permateek is made using Ultra Violet stabilised, outdoor grade PVC, unlike Teak it will not fade, crack, warp or need a rigorous maintenance regime to keep it looking good season after season. Below are some simple Do’s and Don’ts which will help you to keep your new deck looking at its best.
Things to do
Wash your deck with soap and water: The perfect time to do this is after cruising when you are washing the boat anyway. Your normal boat wash detergent will be fine or a small drop of washing up liquid in the water will do the job equally as well. Should you spill any nasties on the deck such as diesel, acetone or paint, wash these off immediately. For greasy marks such as sun cream or food stains, hot soapy water does the trick.
Use a Nylon brush or non-scratch scourer: Used in conjunction with soap and water, these will help to loosen dirt. A nylon brush is often helpful in releasing stubborn debris from the surface. When using, always move the brush in the direction of the grain.
Sand the Deck: For bad scuffs or small burns such as those caused by a cigarette, or a really stubborn stain that has been left to dry, the deck can be lightly sanded by hand with 40 grit sandpaper. This is also effective treatment when an area has worn smooth. Please make sure that, when sanding your synthetic deck, you follow the direction of the grain using short strokes. In some cases, sanding may make the area appear lighter in colour but exposure to sunlight or use of a heat gun on the area will blend the tone. Only sand by hand, use of a power sander will warp the grain. If in doubt call your local Permateek installer.
Things to avoid
Incorrect shoes: Black soles may leave marks and scuffs on the decking surface. As with all marine decking surfaces, we recommend wearing deck shoes whenever possible or even no shoes at all – the surface is non-slip even when wet. Also, try to limit the use of high heeled shoes on the deck (particularly the men!) as they can dent the surface. Avoid Spills: Such things as oil, varnish, paint, sealers and lacquers can harm the finish of your synthetic deck, much like they would a teak deck, and must be cleaned as quickly as possible to avoid damage.
Prevent Dents: Wherever possible, make sure any furniture legs are padded with felt pads and never drag heavy items across the surface of your synthetic deck. The force of such actions could cause a permanent dent or scratch on the surface of your deck.
Hot objects: Don’t place hot metals or other hot objects on your synthetic decking. This can cause heat marks to emerge or even burn the surface of the deck, which can be challenging to remove without sanding the surface.
Contact us today to discuss your options and arrange a quote to permateak your boat!