Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 25-10-2009, 09:11   #1
Registered User

Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 1,744
NuTeak Sythetic Decking

I looked at a synthetic teak decking at Annapolis that I hadn't seen before - NuTeak. It seemed a little more natural than the others. To date, Flexiteak had been my favorite look. It also is designed for owner installation. Does anyone have any experience with this product?

Nu Teak Decking, Marine Teak, Boat Decking, Marine Decking, Synthetic Teak Decking, Plastic Teak

CarlF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-10-2009, 09:34   #2
Senior Cruiser
witzgall's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Wintering in Annapolis
Boat: Camper Nicholson 44 Ketch
Posts: 1,708
We were looking at the NuTeak as well. I liked the fact that it had what looked like actual grain, and even could splinter like wood (at least it looked that way to me). I have to template the cockpit for whatever we end up doing, so I'll get a quote from them sometime this winter.

witzgall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-10-2009, 10:13   #3
Moderator Emeritus
Pblais's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Hayes, VA
Boat: Gozzard 36
Posts: 8,700
Images: 15
Send a message via Skype™ to Pblais
It seems clear the stuff all works well enough. Applied interior or exterior all of the products do hold up well. There is still the issue of execution and making the job look great.

About the only negative that has come up is it really does not look like teak, but if you liked the look of one brand of synthetic over the other I would go that way. These types of materials have been a round for a while. There isn't much question about the durability.

Real asian teak decking is almost impossible to find at anything other than a hideous price. The forest managed honey teak you commonly see really is only sort of like teak. It only has 1/3 the natural oil content of real asian teak. It does not hold up as well without constant care.

There also a whole host of cut and glued nonskip products as well. They too work well but getting a perfect installation is not so easy.
Paul Blais
s/v Bright Eyes Gozzard 36
37 15.7 N 76 28.9 W
Pblais is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Teak Decking AudreyK Construction, Maintenance & Refit 25 20-11-2011 10:29
decking experiences/alternatives brian and clare Construction, Maintenance & Refit 3 11-07-2007 00:08
teak panels/decking By Invitation Construction, Maintenance & Refit 9 04-08-2005 20:04

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:57.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.