Frequently Asked Questions

Can Marine Customs Non-Skid Decking Be Applied Over Existing Non-Skid?
Marine Customs Non-Skid Decking adheres very well to most molded-in non-skids and properly applied and maintained aggregate type non-skid paints, as long as the surface is cleaned properly.
What Is The Best Method To Clean Marine Customs Non-Skid Decking?
Our U-Dek flooring cleans easily with any form of deck soap and a soft, medium or stiff bristled deck brush.
In addition, a number of household products can be used when attending to any stubborn stains such as Dawn, Simple Green, 409 etc. Please do not use bleach or any form of acid based cleaner such as Soft Scrub or Mary Kate’s Hull Cleaner.
Can I Get A Custom Cut Product?
Yes, if templates or CAD drawings for each part are supplied. If it’s a rectangle such as for a helm pad or bolster, you can supply dimensions or a sketch.
What Is The Cost Per Square Foot?
Price is determined based on the quantity of sheet materials used in addition to CNC machine time, CAD design hours along with installation labor costs. For a complete and accurate quote, please give us a call so that we can guide you through the process.
What Is The Life Expectancy?
Five to seven years. Longer if the boat is stored inside.
What Is The Warranty?
Our U-Dek marine flooring comes with a 3 year warranty. This certifies that your product is free from defects in workmanship and materials at the time of installation. The pressure sensitive adhesive cannot be warrantied due to variations in application surfaces. U-Dek marine flooring has an operational temperature of 176º F and subsequently, the warranty does not cover damage to U-Dek due to light amplification from reflective surfaces or refraction of sunlight through light-trans-missive surfaces.
***Note: because of excessive heating when exposed to sunlight, black is not recommended as a top color. Therefore, it is not covered under the product warranty.
Situations to avoid
With care, our boat decking is easy to install but consideration should be given in regards to where it is being installed and its exposure to surrounding surfaces. Please refer to the attached documents which include the marine decking warranty, storage, and situations to avoid. Particular attention should be paid to reflective heat. At times, the sun can reflect off surrounding surfaces including vertical surfaces causing damage to the product as well as carpet. The warranty does not include damage caused by reflective heat. Consideration could be given to also applying boat flooring to any vertical surfaces to cut down on reflection. Read our Technical Bulletin here for more information.
Can Marine Customs Non-Skid Decking Sheets Be Seamed?
This is not recommended. Even with a very small shrink rate, a small gap between sheets will be present. We recommend leaving a 1/2 inch gap between panels.
How Long Will It Stay Adhered?
Assuming proper prepping has been done, you can expect at least 5-7 years of life.
Can It Be Re-Adhered If Necessary?
Yes, if the edge has slightly come up, use an acrylic based super glue. If the sheet has completely come up, you will have to clean the area thoroughly to remove any existing PSA and reapply another new sheet.
If I Choose To Remove The Pad How Do I Do This?
Use a plastic putty knife to get under one corner. Grip and pull off. If the PE seems to be sticking and tearing, use the putty knife to jab the area. You may want to enlist another set of hands to assist. Once the entire pad is removed, there will be a small amount of PSA left on the surface. Soak with mineral spirits for 10 minutes, scrape with the plastic putty knife. Once the PSA has been removed, use acetone to remove the mineral spirits.
How Do I Prep The Surface?
Use an ammonia based window cleaner and a scotch brite pad to remove any dirt, sunscreen, wax. sweat, etc. Scrub well and let dry completely. If the boat is new, you should repeat several times as new boats have mold release that may hinder adhesion.
How Do I Make Patterns For My Swim Platform, Poling Or Casting Platform, Cockpit Etc.?
Determine the layout for your particular application. Order a Marine Customs Non-Skid Decking template kit. Create your template and submit it to us for a quote and for digitizing to begin production of your custom project. These kits include the following: Clear Mylar sheets (qty. of sheets will depend on your project needs), marker, data form, template instructions, return shipping label. Once you have received your kit, follow the simple templating instructions provided.
Can You Do Custom Logos?
Yes, we can CNC or laser engrave logos and text if supplied with vector graphic of logo or given desired text style.
How Much Is It For Custom Logos?
Custom logos start at $75.00.
Is The Product Pet-Friendly (Dogs)?
We cannot warranty the product if it becomes damaged by your pets. Our product is made of a PE foam material so if scratched at enough, the product will tear or rip. However, under normal usage, since the product is a closed cell foam, you shouldn’t have to worry about the product absorbing anything.
What Temperature Is Safe To Apply The New Product At?
Above 70 degrees and dry is recommended.
Will The Product Stain?
If attended to promptly in most cases you should be ok. Fuel stabilizers, bird droppings, rust, and mustard are known to stain if not attended to in a timely manner.