Please find below some of our most frequently asked questions, however please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.
What areas do you cover?
We operate on the South Coast of the UK covering Dorset and Hampshire including:
Do you offer a templating service?
Yes! We can provide a full template, cutting and fitting service from Portsmouth to Weymouth (Please see FAQ above for more details). Alternatively you can post your pre-existing carpets to us and we can template from them.
What colours are available?
We offer a selection of boat carpet colours include the most popular choices of blue, beige, grey, red and black. Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirements.
What type of products do you recommend ?
We generally use fully synthetic (100% polypropylene) carpets because of their durability, stain-resistance, non-fade, water resistant and bleach cleanable properties.
Can natural fibre products be used?
Natural fibre, usually wool, carpets can be used but it has to be remembered that such products will fade with time, are easily stained, readily show wear and cannot be easily cleaned. Additionally, wool carpets absorb moisture so are not ideal in a marine environment.
How can loose laid carpets be prevented from slipping?
There are two ways to stop loose-laid carpets from slipping – insertion of snap-studs and/or the attachment of non-slip underlay.
Can my existing carpets be used as templates?
Yes! However, whilst we are able to replicate your existing carpets, your new carpets will be an exact copy of your old ones. Please make sure that you are happy with their fit.
Can I make my own templates?
You certainly can. We can send you a templating kit to enable you to do so. Please be aware that if we are to manufacture from your own templates the new carpet sections will mirror exactly the shape of your templates so the more accurate they are, the better the fit of the carpets. The cost of a templating kit depends on the size of your boat.
What is SeaDek?
SeaDek is a closed cell PE/EVA blended material which has been specifically designed for the marine market. It is non-absorbent, protects your deck from scratching, chipping and dents and has great sound-dampening qualities. It features an innovative, textured micro-dot surface for enhanced non-slip characteristics and can be fitted on a variety of boats and personal watercraft.
What colours is SeaDek available in?
SeaDek is available in a range of colours to complement all vessels. Blue, Grey, Beige, Brown, Cream, Red, Orange, Yellow and Black are all available, some in a range of shades varying from light to dark. Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your colour requirements and to see how we can help.
What designs are available?
SeaDek products come in a variety of designs including solid, 2″ Teak, 4″ Teak, Diamonds, Fractals and Hexagons.
How do I clean SeaDek Products?
SeaDek products can be cleaned using a mild detergent. For more stubborn areas you may need a stiff brush and an all-purpose cleaner or degreaser. We recommend that you try and clean up any spillages or stains as soon as possible.
On what type of vessel can I install SeaDek?
SeaDek products can be installed on nearly any type of marine vessel or watercraft. Sailing and motor yachts, watersports vessels, RIBs and personal watercraft can all benefit from using SeaDek.
How long does SeaDek last ?
SeaDek products are particularly durable, and even in harsh conditions the life expectancy is still at least 5 – 7 years.
What is the process for installing synthetic decking?
An accurate template needs to be made of the area to be covered, from which the panels are fabricated to include margins and specific detailing as required. The panels are then stuck to the substrate using a proprietary adhesive.
Is a special substrate required to accept synthetic decking?
No. However, the surface onto which the panels are stuck must be sound, dirt/grease free and relatively smooth with no major discrepancies, or the panels will take on any significant undulations and the adhesion will be less than perfect.
What is the cost of synthetic decking?
Synthetic decking costs approximately half that of real teak planking. Overall cost will be governed not only by the actual area in sq m to be covered, but also by the complexity of the shape.
What are the advantages of synthetic decking?
In addition to the more favourable cost than real teak planking, synthetic teak requires significantly less maintenance, is available in a greater range of colours and is lighter in weight. The product can be jet washed if especially dirty, but will usually come up like new with simple cleaning using a brush and mild detergent.
What colours are available?
Synthetic decking has been developed to provide a range of colour options to include standard teak lookalike, a weathered teak appearance in addition to more contemporary colour schemes. The photo in the Synthetic Decking Gallery shows the colour range.