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Old 08-09-2017, 22:56   #1
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Treadmaster anti skid

I am planning to put Treadmaster Atlanteak on parts of my catamaran deck (hulls and aft deck), where we mostly walk. The fake teak type with fake white caulking.

My question is if anyone has any experience from long time use of this Treadmaster system with white caulking. How easy is it to keep the white caulking still white without being to dirty, and how is the long time quality of this product?
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Old 09-09-2017, 05:57   #2
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Re: Treadmaster anti skid

Have used the original Tread master and worked real well(even after 10 years) if any thing it was too non slip! if you went down on the deck in a fall (not a slip) it would take lumps of flesh with it,

OK back to your question here's a few reviews and comments done by Sailing World on all Fake Teak decks

1) Manufactured by the same company that produces Tread-master decking, Atlan-teak was the least convincing product we examined. It is available in several different wood-like colors and grains, but they are all clearly not real wood. It’s a solid decking product, but aesthetically not as sophisticated as the others we reviewed.
2)An industry leader, PlasDECK looks and feels convincing. Some of the staff liked its smoother surface. Others felt the color was a bit too uniform, making it look less like the real thing. PlasDECK Inc. recently unveiled a faux-teak decking with glow-in-the-dark caulking. Crazy! All in all, a good solid product and worth checking out.
3)In terms of retrofits, installing synthetic decking over a large area takes a good deal of care and skill if you want it to look right. The devil is in the details. Mis-aligning the seams or installing edging incorrectly can result in a shoddy job and years of regret.
4) On the downside, there have been reports of bubbling in synthetic teak decks as a result of adhesive gassing or trapped air bubbles. So be sure your installer knows his business, particularly when undertaking a large retrofitting job.
5) Then there is the matter of temperature. Teak can get pretty warm when sitting out in the sun, but a PVC deck gets even warmer—around 150 degrees F on a hot sunny day, according to Bill Gribble, president of Ohio-based PlasDECK Inc. With this in mind, Gribble’s company recently unveiled a new lighter-colored synthetic teak decking called CoolTEAK, which is purportedly much easier on the soles of your feet.

Finally I have re done quite a few refits with KIWI Grip, and still looking good
like any thing some will say it dosent last but my jobs still look great many years on, Water based so real easy application and non skid some pics below

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