Chaparral Boat Decking and Flooring Refurbishment Options
Decking and Flooring Overview
Chaparral has been building quality family boats since 1965. Founded in Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Chaparral is a trusted and established US sportsboat manufacturer. Many are now fitted with exterior EVA foam that needs replacing from time to time. We can supply EVA foam panel replacements. If we do not already have a template we can create one. American sportsboats are moving away from traditional polypropelene pile carpets in favour of woven vinyl materials which are a more practical solution. Greater choice of woven vinyl colours has resulted with the increasing popularity. If you are at all unsure then contact us for advice.
Exterior decking products commonly considered to be good options are PVC synthetic teak or EVA foam. PVC synthetic teaks looks the most realistic when comparing with a natural teak deck but it is does get hot to walk on. EVA foam looks great but is not so durable. Cork composite is a completely natural product and is more pleasant to walk on and may be worth considering. Composite carpet may also be worth considering if left under a canopy, however, in direct sunlight there may be a tendency to fade even though it is UV resistant.