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Old 25-10-2009, 10:11   #1
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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?

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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.

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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.
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