Synthetic TeakWhat is Synthetic Teak and why should you choose it?

A host of compelling reasons

Synthetic teak is fast becoming the new standard

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Cost

Generally, synthetic teak can be 30-50% cheaper than real teak, depending on design and quality of the real teak of course.

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Function

Synthetic teak performs the same function as real teak but often can be used in situations where real teak can't... for example conforming it over oddly shaped GRP.

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Aesthetics

Synthetic teak decking like Flexiteek 2G, is UV stabilised meaning it will look fantastic for years, unlike real teak that fades rapidly in the sun. There is also plenty of scope for custom designs and colours to suit any boat.

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Environmental Impact

With the increased pressure on natural teak stocks, there are environmental concerns that ancient forests are cut down to harvest it. Synthetic teak has none of those issues and is 100% recyclable.

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Maintenance

Far less maintenance is required with synthetic teak - if at all, just give it a quick clean with a stiff brush and water.

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Cooler

Some modern synthetic teak products have been specially engineered to overcome the flaws of old. Synthetic can now have similar thermal properties to real teak.

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Non-slip

Synthetic teak has superior non-slip qualities which makes it especially suited to yachts and commercial boats like cruise ships.

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Longevity

Most synthetic teak products, like Flexiteek 2G, are guaranteed for 5 years, but in reality they should last way beyond 10 years and still look as good as they day they were fitted.

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Look of real vs. synthetic teak

Early synthetic teak had more of a flat colour and was easily distinguished from the real thing. But after more than 10 years of development, synthetic teak like Flexiteek 2G is almost indistinguishable from the real thing when it's built and fitted really well.

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No more time consuming maintenance

Get Flexiteek 2G™ installed today and you'll have more time to spend enjoying your boat than cleaning it.

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6 Reasons to use Mantis Marine & Flexiteek 2G™️

  1. Virtually zero maintenance
  2. Looks and feels like teak
  3. Lower cost compared to teak
  4. 5 year transferable guarantee
  5. We have 12 years experience
  6. Fitted to most major yacht makes and hundreds of models


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