Deck Covering Cork
Durable, slip-resistant and non-slip - these are requirements that every boat deck must meet. In addition, the deck surface should not heat up too much in direct sunlight and should remain easy to walk on. In earlier times, ships and their decks were still made of solid wood. Today's boatbuilding materials such as GRP, steel, aluminum, or plywood are usually covered in the deck area with materials that can withstand influences such as heat, cold, rain or frost, aggressive UV radiation, dirt, and
mechanical stress. Popular deck coverings include teak, synthetic teak, anti-slip plastic and composite decking/treadmaster. For sustainability and recyclability reasons, suitable certified natural products such as cork are also becoming increasingly important as yacht decks. Like teak, cork for marine applications is offered in strips and can be installed as a rod deck with BOSTIK adhesives and sealants.