Much is put into considerations when deciding on the type of boat flooring to settle on since it is either the modern or the natural methods. Those who choose the natural teak decks are in most cases after hard surface that will be capable of handling heavy goods, while those who take the synthetic teak deck option are usually after good looks and one that does not require any care and maintenance while in use. However, choosing on the type of boat flooring will be based on the task the boat will carry since a boat that is meant for business is not the built the same as that one meant for leisure. Many materials have been used for boat flooring but among all there are only three that are quite common that is, wood, fiberglass and aluminum.
This traditional method of boat flooring has been there and is still trending because of its availability. Wood is beautiful and it is has no problem floating in water. Even with its availability, it is quite expensive flooring with wood since it is not resistant to harsh weather conditions therefore it requires proper care and maintenance regularly for it to last long. However, wood is flexible when shaping it to the size of choice a factor that allows the boat designers to shape the floor accordingly. Many kinds of trees produce wood for boat flooring but it is evident that the number one wood for that is teak followed by oak and the rest follow. These two are quite resistant to possible infections but they require maintenance with time.
This is the modern way of boat flooring. It is of high quality that it is replacing the traditional way of boat flooring. First, it is cost effective which makes boat builders consider it for flooring. Second, it is light and easy to work with hence a good material to shape to the required size. It is durable and very easy to clean since only water and soap is required in its cleaning. Fiberglass can last for even a hundred years without any replacement done on it and it does not require maintenance. It is manufactured in a way that it contains in-built oil which allows it to lubricate itself when need arises, hence the shiny appearance. However, in case it cracks, it can become quite cumbersome to repair.
First, this material has become quite popular and it is slowly overtaking fiberglass. The maintenance of an aluminum boat floor is so easy to maintain and it is easy to clean. Compared to fiberglass, it is a light material but very soft, that it reduces the weight of the boat making it possible to sail in water. However, the initial cost of aluminum is quite expensive because the material meant for boat flooring is not the same as that one of the normal material for windows and doors. Installing the material can also be expensive but the advantage of it is that aluminum requires minimum care and maintenance hence a reduction in too many costs.