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TOPIC: flooring for sun / patio deck

flooring for sun / patio deck 16 Jan 2020 13:59 #113001

I used standard length lumber store IPE decking boards (very tough, very resistant, as used throughout Asia for sea piles etc.), approx. 2200m x 150 x 20mm, surfaces planed & profiled, that I cut to length and made up as panels on cross-braces. I sized each panel to approx. 1.00m x 0.60m (narrower at edges / curves), each panel then bolted to lateral IPE slats hinged at 3 points along their length in order to fit to the stern deck curvature. This design meant I can take up the panels for water-jetting / re-coating and deck-cleaning every 2-3years. That was 12 years ago, still going strong. The one modification I've made is to stick rubberised pads under each lateral slat to avoid staining.

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flooring for sun / patio deck 15 Jan 2020 20:28 #112987

I have used Permateak. only 18 months old, but all good do far. No rust, cool and the big bonus - non slippery.
Thus far would defiantly recommend.

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flooring for sun / patio deck 10 Dec 2019 23:25 #111983

The teak look has a great appearance, being dark it can heat up in direct sunlight.
Others have experienced issues with rust developing under the adhesive if the surface preparation is not perfect.
An option is to use synthetic grass which can be packed away when not required.

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flooring for sun / patio deck 10 Dec 2019 16:12 #111980

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Hi Jan
We used a product called "seacork" for our Al Fresco area atop the Salon / Galley. Laid using 200cm x 50cm cork plates as an alternative to a teak deck.
Very durable, low maintenance, soft underfoot and cool in high sun. Also adds quality insulation to the areas below. for best results the deck must be well prepped and use the recommended adhesive/caulking.
Ours has been laid for 5+years with no problems.
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flooring for sun / patio deck 10 Dec 2019 15:33 #111979

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we modified the term to have a lovely covered seating area, but the floor is still painted steel, so it can get hot during the day.
has anybody ever used this kind of flooring glued on the steel?


Or what other (preferably non maintenance) solutions did you find

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