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Birchwood Boat Decking and Flooring Refurbishment Options

Decking and Flooring Overview

Birchwood Luxury Motor Yachts are luxury motor yachts with a proud history that goes back almost half a century. All boats are built to bespoke specifications with traditional style interiors. Some are fitted with exterior teak decks that eventually need replacing along with traditional teak and holly soleboards. The customer is faced with the choice of replacing with expensive and less available natural teak or using more readily available products. Birchwoods built without teak decking to the cockpits or decks are sometimes given a facelift with PVC synthetic teak decking, especially when a new owner has taken delivery. Areas that are enclosed under a canopy most may be viewed as internal or external spaces. If you are at all unsure then contact us for advice.

Birchwood synthetic teak decking

Exterior Products

Exterior decking products considered to be good options are PVC synthetic teak, composite cork or plain vinyls. PVC synthetic teaks looks the most realistic when comparing with a natural teak deck but it is not the most environmentally friendly and does get hot to walk on. Cork composite is a completely natural product and is more pleasant to walk on. Plain vinyl is a good budget solution and can still look great. It is also an easy to lay DIY option, especially supplied ready cut to a template.    

aquastar boat decking

Interior flooring

The Birchwood typically has a carpet interior or a mixture of teak and holly styling interior. Teak Carpet, Vinyl, Woven Vinyl or Cork products for better sound insulation are worth looking at. Cabin areas may be less important in terms of choosing a dedicated marine flooring product if they are not likely to get wet, damp or heavily exposed to UV sunlight.