PLASDECK - Synthetic Teak Decking
A flexible PVC based marine decking made entirely in the USA and unlike real wood, PlasDECK is virtually maintenance free, UV stabilized and anti-fungal. Available in twenty four color combinations this amazing decking product has incredible wet traction, is highly resistant to stains and can be pressure washed without damage. PlasDECK also weighs less, costs less and is easier to install than genuine wood decks. If you have ever admired the elegant, warm look of a new teak deck but were turned away by stories of endless maintenance and expensive repairs then, no matter what size vessel you own, PlasDECK is for you.
Made in the USA using a proprietary process, all PlasDECK products are formulated using the best, most expensive polymers and additives available. Our advanced flexible PVC decking incorporates "Automotive Grade" UV inhibitors which are the highest grade UV protectants available for plastics manufacturing. Premium "non-migrating" plasticizers mean the material won't crack, crumble, dry out or change color significantly and will remain flexible throughout its life. Anti-fungal agents mean no mold or mildew and while our competitors don't think these ingredients matter we are positive that our decking products will hold up to the harsh marine environment with no compromises.
To prove it PlasDECK has an honest Five Year warranty not a misleading 20 Year warranty that, in reality, covers nothing. To date we have been selling and installing PlasDECK products for a decade and have yet to have one single warranty claim. Now that's real durability and that's the reason PlasDECK is the number one choice for marine renovators, boat builders and owners around the world.
PlasDECK is impervious to most stains and tolerant of aggressive detergents. Gas, Diesel, oil , fish blood and red wine wash right off if attended to properly. Unlike our competitors, PlasDECK is unaffected by bleach and since the material is colorfast throughout the 5mm thickness, minor scuffs and scratches can be easily sanded out with no negative effects. Its inherent flexibility makes it highly tolerant of dents and dings and is easily repaired if more significant damage occurs.
PlasDECK products simply look more like real teak and other hardwoods than any decking on the market.
Using subtle streaking agents during production makes a material that looks more like real wood.Without streaking agents, other synthetic decking can look too uniform, making it far less visually unique than natural wood. You’ll also notice how our competitor’s look almost “hairy”.Have you ever seen “hairy” teak wood? PlasDECK looks just like new teak, and will for years to come.
Extensive testing has proven that having a nearly flat, embossed surface on the underside of PlasDECK offers better adhesion while using less adhesive than competitive grooved designs.
Groove backed products are more prone to premature release as it is difficult to ensure all the areas of a grooved design are filled evenly with glue. Failure to accomplish complete, even adhesive application can create voids that trap air and moisture under the material and cause problems during expansion in warm weather.
The embossed backing surface also dramatically reduces the effects of compression from above which eliminates dimples in the final surface and reduces deflection when mounting hardware on top of the material.
While others want you to believe that having grooves means that the material has better adhesion, we know form experience that this is not true. In ten years of installing PlasDECK products we have to experience a single failure of the adhesive bond.
PlasDECK offers incredible traction, even when wet. The top side has a texture that mimics that of real teak. Real teak has small “hills and valleys” due to the natural grain of the wood. The surface of all PlasDECK products is sanded to achieve the same functionality while also helping to add a more authentic look. PlasDECK’s surface is sanded to achieve the same functionality while also helping add to the authentic look of the decking. Because the material is colorfast throughout, scuffs and scratches can be sanded without affecting the form or function.
Heat Welded Seams
All PlasDECK material can be made into larger panels by heat welding the raw materials together to form one solid contiguous piece. We essentially melt the pieces together which eliminates any potential for a seam to fail which would allow moisture through the decking material and potentially cause the adhesive bond to fail.
All plastics expand and contract as temperatures change. Materials that are simply glued together will expand and contract as individual pieces which will eventually cause the adhesive holding the pieces together to fail and the seam will open. It doesn’t take but a hairline opening for water and moisture to work its way under the decking and causing all manner of problems. None of which are easily remedied. By heat welding the material together our panels move with temperature variations as one solid, waterproof panel.
Some of our competitors do not heat weld their material when fabricating panels or doing custom installations. Beware, the results can be disastrous. This is especially important in Northern climates where temperatures vary greatly over the course of the year.
TT Custom Marine, Inc. (we) have been selling and installing PlasDECK products for over a decade and we have yet to experience a single warranty issue with the product. PlasDECK carries a five year warranty from the manufacturer which you can read below. However we are so confident in the material that we will warrant any PlasDECK brand decking purchased through us, as well as our fabrication and installations for as long as you own your boat!
We warrant, for as long as you own your boat, that our pre-cut panels will not rot, warp, crack, crumble or separate at the seams under normal use or we will repair or replace the material at no charge to you. We're not kidding! We also warrant out installations to be free from delaminations (release of the adhesive bond, bubbles or voids below the material, which are a direct result of our installation methods and products. Repair or replacement decisions are at the sole discretion of TT Custom Marine, Inc.
Try to find a warranty like that from our competition!
PlasDECK warrants to the purchaser of its products for a period of five (5) years from the date of purchase. During these warranted periods of time the products will be free from defects in material and workmanship and will not split, crack, peel, rot, or be subject to wood boring insect damage. Material found to have split or cracked due to improper installation will not be warranted.
PlasDECK’s sole obligation shall be to replace the quantity of its products proven to be defective and shall not be liable for any loss or damage.
PlasDECK does not guarantee the appropriateness of this material for any application without prior testing.
Any claims under this Limited Warranty must be made within five (5) years of purchase of the PlasDECK product, must be in writing accompanied by proof of purchase and must include the return of the defective product, freight prepaid, to PlasDECK. Replacement will be shipped freight collect.
Merchandise must be inspected and counted upon arrival. Any freight damage or shortages must be noted on the receiving slip/BOL. No damaged freight or shortage compensation will be allowed if freight is accepted and signed for “in good condition.”
THE ABOVE EXPRESS LIMITED WARRANTIES ARE THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE WARRANTIES AVAILABLE TO YOU. NO OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTIES ARE MADE. ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE ARE EXCLUDED. IN NO EVENT SHALL PLASDECK BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.