Sure! Aluminum decking for boats is really nothing new!
There are actually numerous choices for pontoon boat decking. Aluminum is known to be used in many different ways. From soda cans to outdoor decking, it has made an impact both economically and environmentally on products that we see and use every day.
Another place that aluminum is changing things is in marine applications such as aluminum decking for boats or pontoon boat decking.
Since aluminum is easy to maintain, lightweight, and strong, it has become a popular choice in pontoon boat decking.
“This is due to the fact that aluminum is very easy to install and has low cost maintenance needs. Another advantage of using aluminum is that since it is a lighter material than wood, the boat will eventually end up being lighter in weight” (3 Types of Boat Flooring).
Most pontoon boats are made with plywood which is covered with carpet. The downside to this is that over time the plywood will rot and the carpet can mold. However, aluminum will never rust, rot, or mold. And once you have installed an aluminum boat deck, there is no need for carpet because of aluminum’s slip-resistant surface.
According to Boat Flooring World, “Compared to wood, aluminum is lighter … and can greatly reduce the weight of your boat” (Common Types of Boat Flooring Material). While also being lightweight, aluminum decking is durable and will strengthen the structural frame of your boat. This means that your pontoon boat will not only last longer but also increase in value over time.
Benefits of aluminum boat decking for pontoon boat decking:
- Aluminum does not rust
- Easy to clean and stain resistant
- Impervious to insects and will not split, decay, crack, or rot
- Aluminum deck boards are fire proof and will not ignite or burn
- AridDek is made of 50% recycled aluminum and is environmentally friendly
- Aluminum’s high thermal conductivity evenly dissipates heat, ensuring a cool to the touch surface
Whether you’re a boat enthusiast or a DIYer; AridDek aluminum deck boards are the perfect for choice for pontoon boat decking. AridDek is a durable waterproof option that will leave your boat looking and feeling brand new. For additional information about AridDek and Wahoo Decks products visit www.wahoodecks.com or feel free to call at 1-877-270-9387.
About Wahoo Decks
Headquartered in Gainesville, Georgia, Wahoo Decks is a leading manufacturer of award winning outdoor decking products. Wahoo products have been engineered to be uniquely low maintenance and more resistant to natural elements than traditional decking products. Wahoo Decks manufactures AridDek, a waterproof aluminum decking product and also offers Wahoo Rail, a complete line of commercial grade aluminum railing.