The key to any of these products is the install. Deck
sole, especially around the hatches in the cabin sole. You have to make borders around the hatches, just like on the deck
. You can't leave end cuts it will look horrible, and if you don't nail the curves and the 45 cuts in the corners, equal spacing and all it will look horrible. As far as the decks are concerned since many of these products are just templated to full lenght of the project
, you don't have any butt joints or broken seams. It looks like one giant long run, which isn't possible in the real world of wood
, so it looks fake. Hey to each his own. Once you have a long run with no breaks in the boards it looks fake. Like i said I think on maybe a Formula or a rear deck, swim platform etc. I think it looks fine, but it is hot as hell to the bare foot and In my experience (which yes I know no one really cares about) it looks phoney on long runs. Just saying. Plasdeck does make the hatch
covers with borders and the reverse border on the cabin sole, so it does look good in that respect. Their product also isn't individual strips you glue down. It comes as one big piece, so it doesn't split in the seams, as shown in the picture of the other product shown on here that the owner pulled up.