Synthetic teak decking
Teak Decks are a luxury these days. Many years ago Teak Decks were the norm. The teak was laid on the deck frames and then caulking was used to seal the gap between the planks. Nowadays with composite construction teak decking is now a symbol of a good quality boat not a form of construction.
Teak Decks are very expensive in both materials and labor. A quick estimate for a custom deck is $150-175 per square foot for the top end.
If you like the look and feel of a teak deck then you may want to look at the many alternatives which are cropping up on the market. Synthetic teak decking are becoming much more prevalent appearing on mega yachts, cruise liners, production boats and now DIY owners .
NuTeak synthetic decking is a superb alternative to teak decking that can be applied to almost any surface including fiberglass, steel and wood. Both materials are impressively non-slip even when wet. Decking material come in flexible or rigid with white or black caulking and three different plank sizes.
Color fast pigmenting and "graining" give Nuteak an authentic look. Combine this with the fact that each strip actually includes its own caulking edge and tongue and groove ends, the end result will look like something laid by a traditional craftsman.
Since Nuteak flexible is non-porous water, oil, and dirt does not penetrate the material, it requires no oiling, varnishing, sanding or scraping. Cleaning is simple just use soap and water. Unlike teak it also can be pressure washed.
Since the material is UV stabilized and is colored throughout its thickness it will retain its classic appearance for many years.
The Rigid is a wood and PVC composite material. The 2" (50mm) planks come with Black or White caulking strips. The tongue and groove system provides easy installation that makes an average handyman look like a professional craftsman. The under lying planks in the photo are just dry laid next to each other. Rigid Material, $14.95/SF
The Flexible material comes in 1.77", 2.36", and 2.95" wide planks. they also come in double plank profiles for easy and quick progress of your project. their flexibility make it very easy to work with. Flexible Material $23.95/SF