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Flexiteek 2G for Sailing Boats

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What is Flexiteek 2G made from?
Flexiteek is synthetic and made using REACH compliant phThalate free plasticizer and is fully recyclable.
Where did Flexiteek 2G originate from?
Flexiteek is a company founded by a well known Norwegian shipping family who developed an idea from an inventor and built it into the company we are today.
How long has Flexiteek 2G been around?
Our first generation was launched in 2000, Flexiteek 2G was launched to market in 2014.
How long will it last (lifespan)?
Flexiteek has been in use for over 20 years now and early decks are still in good condition. Obviously it will depend on how hard the decks are used.
Will it fade or change appearance?
Flexiteek will not fade or change, it may go a few tones darker after lengthy exposure to the elements. It can return to its new look by sanding the surface just like with wood.
Does it get hot?
Flexiteek will get warm in hot climates but has been developed to reduce thermal transfer and cools 30% faster than traditional composite decking.
What are its non-slip properties?
Flexiteek has similar non-slip properties to teak and performs better than this when wet.
How much does Flexiteek 2G weigh?
Flexiteek weighs 4.4kg per square metre.
What advantages does Flexiteek 2G have compared to real teak?
Flexiteek offers a real teak ‘look’ with added benefits of being lighter in weight with minimal maintenance.
How does Flexiteek 2G compare to its competitors?
Flexiteek is the only second generation synthetic decking on the market and offers a lighter and cooler alternative to others in the market, with a wide range of realistic ‘wood’ finishes and colours.
How is it designed?
Flexiteek can be designed to replicate a teak deck or manufactured to a bespoke design for a modern, contemporary or traditional look, there are no limits to the effects that are possible.
How is Flexiteek 2G put together?
Flexiteek is “welded” using vinyl welding techniques to ensure clean sealed joints.
What is a margin board?
A margin board is the framing around the planks and is normally a slightly wider section compared to the planks used to define it.
Can it stick to any surface?
Flexiteek adhesives will adhere to most surfaces successfully, if the subsurface is painted do check with us. Often a 2-part epoxy can be used to create a suitable subsurface for application of our adhesives.
What adhesive is used to stick it down?
Flexiteek have tested many adhesives and recommend the use of their 2G MS polymer or PU2K adhesives depending on your installation method.
What if I need a thicker product?
If you require, Flexiteek can be supplied on a marine ply, GRP, Laminate board or foam layer of varying thickness to enable a snug fit to a recess or edge.
Will it squash or buckle under pressure?
Flexiteek will compress if a fitting is through bolted. We would recommend anything bolted is placed on a solid packer such as tufnol, UPVC, aluminium etc.
Can Flexiteek 2G be used vertically?
Flexiteek is surface conforming so it can be used on most angles and contours, both vertically and horizontally.
What sort of maintenance is involved?
Flexiteek requires minimal maintenance, a clean occasionally and if you start to wear the grain down a quick resand will return its fresh look and non slip properties.
How do you clean it?
We recommend the use of our cleaners which have been fully tested for use with Flexiteek, a pressure washer works well for daily or a deep clean and a light detergent can help with stubborn stains. Our maintenance instructions can be downloaded here.
Can you re-sand it?
Flexiteek can be re-sanded by hand using 40 to 80 grit sanding paper and working in the direction of the grain. The rougher the sandpaper, the deeper the grain will be.
How easy is it to repair?
Flexiteek is very easy to repair using vinyl welding techniques, in extreme cases planks can be cut out and replaced.
How much does it cost?
Flexiteek is priced based on square meterage and details. Quotes can be supplied from country distributors on request.
What quantities can you buy Flexiteek 2G in?
Flexiteek is supplied as bespoke decks or as rough sized panels to almost any size to suit your purpose.
Can it be used for other applications other than boats?
Yes, Flexiteek has been used for non-marine applications, such as domestic and commercial flooring, gyms, spas, mobile homes, trailers and vehicles.

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