Revolutionary New PlasDECK Eco Series Boat Decking
Published: Friday, December 7, 2018
PlasDECK, Inc., the industry leader of synthetic teak boat decking, recently launched the Eco Series. This decking contains the same look and feel as classic PlasDECK and is made of the same high-quality, patented flexible PVC, but has a base layer that is made from recycled PlasDECK material.
All made and produced in the USA, the leftover scraps and cut-offs of PlasDECK are saved at the factory and this material is reground and re-extruded to make the Eco Series decking, containing ~60% of this regrind. This black layer of recycled PlasDECK is on the bottom of the boat decking. The top of the decking has exactly the same look as traditional caulk-lined PlasDECK, with all of the beauty of a teak deck but none of the high maintenance and environmental degradation associated with EVA foam products and natural teak wood. PlasDECK will not fade, rot, crack, or crumble, and it’s guaranteed to look great for a long time.
The use of recycled material lowers material cost. This savings is passed on to Eco Series customers, offering them high-quality flooring at a competitive price, perfect for any cost-conscious installer - from boat builders to boat owners.
PlasDECK Eco Series is only available without borders. This floor is sold as a sheet that can be rolled up and shipped, to be cut to size by the customer. Without adding the extra shop time for welding borders or CNC cutting the panels to shape, costs for Eco can be kept even lower.
For smaller boats, such as inflatables, Eco Series Reveal can also be produced with a solid colored surface that can be engraved with a CNC to reveal the black layer of regrind underneath. Borders, decking lines, and even custom inlays can be added this way. This is similar to the process used on foam flooring products but the PlasDECK material is much more resilient.
If you are looking for more customization, panels made of classic PlasDECK are available, which provides for endless design possibilities and the panels are built to size.
This article first appeared in the Year End Issue (Nov/Dec) 2018 of Great Lakes Scuttlebutt magazine.