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Old 09-11-2015, 01:52   #1
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False Teak!!

Hi,
My teak deck is in need of replacing. It's only 11 years old, but the sikaflex corking has perished and there is not much teak left. I can replace with teak again or use a product like "Flexiteek" professionally installed. does anyone have any advice or comments?
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Old 09-11-2015, 05:38   #2
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Re: False Teak!!

Hmmm, 11 years out of a teak deck is not much, would have thought 15 to 20 years with care would have been possible.
If it is just your ‘corking’ that is failing, Sikaflex as you call it, this can be scraped or routed out and be replaced. All relatively easily, yes, time consuming and messy though. If your teak is not screwed down and relatively intact, this might be a solution.

Removing all the teak is a messy task. Flexiteak and other PVC based equivalents can be then installed, is longer lasting and virtually no maintenance. Another possible solution is ‘Marinedeck’, a cork product, more time consuming to install, but IMO better on the eye, and better feel on the feet.
Whatever direction you are going with this, it will be a big job.
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Re: False Teak!!

flexiteak looks lik ehell. seen on a formosa 41, looks nasty and is not antiskid, as is teak decking. good luck. i would change out the polysulfide caulking first then go from there.
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flexiteak looks lik ehell... looks nasty and is not antiskid, as is teak decking...
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Hi,
My teak deck is in need of replacing. It's only 11 years old, but the sikaflex corking has perished and there is not much teak left. I can replace with teak again or use a product like "Flexiteek" professionally installed. does anyone have any advice or comments?
Much appreciated.
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Recaulk. You may have more life in the deck than you think. What is "not much" to you? And… has this deck been sanded/pressurewashed or similar? Teak should last 20 years. Replacing it is very expensive indeed, though in Turkey you are in the best place in Europe to do it. It should also be left "natural", and equally requires almost no maintenance. Its normal colour is silvergrey. Many make the mistake of thinking it needs to look "fresh" and a light brown colour. This repeatedly destroys the oxidised suface and rapidly denudes the thickness. And stay away from any treatments. They are a waste of money and good wood.
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Rhino Liner right over the entire works!!!
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