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Re: replacement flooring

Originally Posted by JimMcGee View Post
Actually Nu-Teak is sold in strips which makes it MUCH easier to work with than products sold in 4x8 sheets. You can find local distributors through their web site (I think there is one in the Annapolis area).

Once installed it looks surprisingly like real wood -- and I'm a woodworker investing a lot of time and effort adding custom cabinetry to our boat. The surface is even slightly textured to reflect the light like real wood. Barefeet will feel the difference though. It is resistant to stains, oil and diesel, though in practice I'd protect the floor when changing the oil and filters.
I don't know what the fake teak decking is on my friends Hunter 38 cockpit but it's very convincing. I've laid teak decks, both screwed down & laminated down and I didn't realize it was synthetic until I was told - it looked & felt just like real teak laid into moulded recesses.

In my defence, I would have realized by now, since it hasn't weathered over the intervening years.

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