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Frequently Asked Questions

What is SeaDek?

SeaDek is a superior alternative to marine carpet and traditional molded-in non-skid. Designed to withstand the harsh conditions of the marine environment, SeaDek is made from UV-resistant closed-cell PE/EVA foam that will not absorb water, and provides exceptional traction when wet or dry. SeaDek’s shock absorbing qualities deliver maximum comfort on the water, and fishermen appreciate its sound-dampening properties. SeaDek is fully customizable, and brings an aesthetically pleasing style to boats of all sizes.

How is SeaDek applied?

SeaDek utilizes an acrylic-based 3MTM pressure sensitive adhesive for a robust bond and easy peel-and-stick application.

Can SeaDek be applied over existing non-skid?

Yes. SeaDek 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 prior to installation. For extremely aggressive textures, we recommend sending photos or acquiring samples for testing.

What colors are available?
Click here to view our current color offerings.

What is the best method to clean SeaDek?

SeaDek cleans easily with soap, hot water, and a stiff brush. For stubborn areas, a number of household products can be used, such as SoftScrub, Simple Green, 409, or bleach. Do not use acid-based cleaners such as MaryKate's Hull Cleaner.

What do I cut SeaDek with?

For best results, use a fresh bladed razor knife. You may have to change blades during the job, depending on the amount of cuts made.

Can I get custom cut product?

Yes. There are two options for purchasing custom cut SeaDek:

  1. Find a SeaDek Certified Fabricator or Installer near you to schedule a custom installation. This is the fastest and easiest method to order a custom SeaDek kit. SeaDek Certified Fabricators and Installers are factory trained, and specialize in the entire custom SeaDek process from start to finish. They template boats, create CAD drawings, cut SeaDek PE/EVA blended material using CNC technology, and install the final products, ensuring the perfect fit and finish. Working with the factory or a Certified Fabricator, Certified Installers capture the boat pattern and install the final product. All SeaDek pads are installed using 3M™ pressure sensitive adhesive which is applied and inspected at the SeaDek manufacturing facility in Rockledge, Florida.
    Find a Certified Fabricator or Installer in your area

  2. You are welcome to work directly with the SeaDek factory. Template kits are available for purchase, and allow you to trace the parts you want to create. After you return the templates, a quote will be provided, and after placing a deposit, a CAD designer will draw the kit. Upon your approval, the kit will be produced and shipped to you.

What is the cost per square foot?

Custom SeaDek pricing is based on number of sheets used. Please contact customer service at 321-632-4466 or customerservice@seadek.com for specific pricing information.

What is the largest size I can order?

The largest SeaDek sheets available measure 39”x77”.

What is the life expectancy?

In the harshest conditions, SeaDek can be expected to last 5-7 years. If the boat is covered and/or well taken care of, a longer life is likely.

What is the warranty?

SeaDek products are warranted to be free from any defects at the time of purchase. The PE/EVA blended material has a 3 year material and workmanship warranty. The PSA cannot be warranted due to many outside issues that may be present during installation. Full warranty details are available for download here:  Warranty Information

Can I get a custom sized helm pad?

Yes. Obtain the dimensions of the desired pad and contact our customer service department to request a quote. Customer service can be reached at 321-632-4466 or customerservice@seadek.com

Does SeaDek get hot?

As with any flooring products, darker colors will naturally become warmer in the sun. With that being said, SeaDek will not become too hot to stand on, and dispels heat very quickly thanks to its closed-cell structure.

Can SeaDek sheets be seamed?

While SeaDek sheets can be seamed, we do recommend against it. Over time, the PE/EVA blended material may naturally shrink up to ¼”, and for this reason, we suggest leaving a ½” gap between parts.

How long will it stayed adhered?

With proper surface preparation and installation, a minimum of 5-7 years can be expected.

Can it be re-adhered if necessary?

Yes, if an edge has slightly come up, an acrylic-based super glue can be used to re-adhere. If the sheet has completely come up, you will have to clean the area thoroughly to remove any existing PSA and re-apply a new sheet.

If I choose to remove the pad how do I do this?

SeaDek is designed for a semi-permanent installation, but can be removed. The best method is to use a plastic putty knife to get under one corner, then grip and pull off. If the PE/EVA seems to be sticking and tearing, apply small amounts of acetone to the PSA and continue lifting with the putty knife. 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, scrap with the plastic putty knife and a rag. Once the PSA has been removed, use acetone to remove the mineral spirits.

How do I prep the surface?

Use acetone or alcohol and a clean rag 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 often have residual mold release that may hinder adhesion.

Be sure to check local and states laws regarding chemicals before using any questionable substances on the water.

Are there resources to help me Do It Myself?

We have several informative DIY videos, with more being added all the time. Visit our YouTube Channel for even more content

Can you do custom logos?

Yes, we can cut logos and text if supplied with a vector graphic of the logo, or given desired text style. Please note that written approval will be needed to produce any copyrighted logos.

How much is it for custom logos?

Custom logos start out at $30.00 if we have it on file, and $50.00 for custom text/graphics.

If I don't see my platform pad on the website what should I do?
How do I order samples?

Sample kits are provided free of charge to customers in the United States, simply fill out our Sample Request Form. For customers outside of the US, please contact customer service at customerservice@seadek.com or 1-888-964-6860 to order samples.

Is the product pet friendly (dogs)?

Many people use SeaDek to keep pets firmly planted on the boat, however SeaDek is made from PE/EVA blended foam materials, so if scratched or clawed at enough, the product will tear or rip. With this being said, SeaDek’s closed-cell material will not absorb water if punctured. SeaDek is not warranted against pet damage.

What temperature is safe to apply new product at?

It is recommended that SeaDek be applied in temperatures above 60 degrees Fahrenheit in dry conditions

Will the product stain?

SeaDek is extremely stain resistant, however a few substances, such as fuel stabilizers, bird droppings, rust, and mustard can be problematic if not attended to in a timely manner. Prompt attention to these types of spills will ensure easy removal.

What are your hours?

Our customer service representatives are available Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:30 EST.