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Old 07-23-2021, 07:55 AM   #1
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Default SeaDek vs. AquaTraction vs. SafeFloor

Tell me about your experiences with SeaDek, AquaTraction or SafeFloor.

Getting a pretty dark deck on the new boat so definitely want to install something aftermarket.

I've heard SeaDek looks great, cuts down the heat and has a nice feel to it; but comes up on the edges, stains easily and can be cut with a pressure washer.

I've heard SafeFloor is a lot more durable and easy to clean; but doesn't look as good and won't cut heat down as much.

Haven't heard much on AquaTraction but have seen some pictures on boats and it looks to be pretty similar to SeaDek.
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Old 07-23-2021, 09:39 AM   #2
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Old 07-23-2021, 10:21 AM   #3
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i have safe floor on my majek RFL. it was a great addition to the boat.. floor will never be slippery from fish slime again. it will also make your boat more "solid" and quieter in rough water. if you want heat reduction, just stay with a lighter color. i have been able to wash with pressure washer without problem, just dont put stream right up on it close and its fine- pretty durable.
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Old 07-23-2021, 10:24 AM   #4
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Old 07-23-2021, 10:39 AM   #5
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I did part of my last boat with seadek and would not hesitate to use it again. Very easy to install, did it myself. I had 0 issues with it peeling up.
I pressure washed it every time I washed the boat and had no issues. Just use common sense and don’t put 3000psi 1” away
Cut down on the heat and added a little cushion and was not slippery at all





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Old 07-23-2021, 01:43 PM   #6
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Kinda depends how hard you are on it, but our SeaDek has held up really well and I don’t know that I will have another boat without it.
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Old 07-23-2021, 01:49 PM   #7
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I've heard Safe Floor is more durable than Sea Dek
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Old 07-23-2021, 02:31 PM   #8
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Had full Seadek on several flats boats. Really loved it. Quiet and easy on your feet. Only problem I ever had was a dealer leaving it out for 3 weeks in the August sun. Peeled up a few corners. Never had a problem other than that.
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Old 07-23-2021, 05:22 PM   #9
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I've had fantastic luck with my hydro-turf floor. Might be another option to consider for you.
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Old 07-23-2021, 06:51 PM   #10
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I had some seadek on a poling skiff. It stained and was difficult to clean. I've seen a good many boats with it where it is peeling up around the edges. And if you do mess it up the only way to fix it is to peel it up and replace it. But it is cushy soft and you can get all sorts of patterns.

I much prefer Safe Floor. It's a whole lot more durable and it can be repaired. You can bleach it and pressure wash it however close you want. It really doesn't get that hot the vast majority of the time. On the hottest days of summer you can dump a bucket of water on it and it'll hold enough water to stay cool. I only usually have a couple days a summer like that. The different stick on foam flooring is kinda trendy right now but it isn't even close in durability IMO.
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Old 07-23-2021, 07:13 PM   #11
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I had the webbing done, Mainly because they couldn’t go up the sides with the sea deck. Wanted to take all the glare out that I could.


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Old 07-23-2021, 07:53 PM   #12
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Getting a pretty dark deck on the new boat so definitely want to install something aftermarket.
You probably know this but dark colored decks are not only hot, they show scuffs and scrapes bad. A buddy of mine did charcoal grey decks and everywhere they drug coolers and stuff showed every scratch and scuff in the gel coat.
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Old 07-23-2021, 07:58 PM   #13
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You probably know this but dark colored decks are not only hot, they show scuffs and scrapes bad. A buddy of mine did charcoal grey decks and everywhere they drug coolers and stuff showed every scratch and scuff in the gel coat.

This.

I went with the brown deck thinking it wouldn’t show dirt as bad as the light grey whitish deck and boy was I wrong. I hate it.


And to answer the question Safe floor all the way. I did hydro turf in a boat and it was ok, but not near as durable as safe floor.


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Old 07-23-2021, 08:21 PM   #14
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I had the webbing done, Mainly because they couldn’t go up the sides with the sea deck. Wanted to take all the glare out that I could.


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Old 07-24-2021, 09:01 PM   #15
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His boat will have that as the base. That is how almost all Haynies are finished. The flooring will go over that and you'll still see the splattered 'webbing' on the sides.
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Old 07-24-2021, 09:05 PM   #16
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You can see what I am saying on my boat.



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Old 07-24-2021, 09:38 PM   #17
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I had safefloor installed in my bay boat 6 years ago and it looks the same as the day I had it installed. I have a white/gray combo color and it is cool to walk on
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Old 07-24-2021, 09:49 PM   #18
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Sea Dek or Safe floor. Both are great and hold up.


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Old 07-28-2021, 03:39 PM   #19
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All the safe floor users. I just called and spoke with a Bryan in Dickinson location. Their website says free estimates but he told me over the phone there is a fee for coming to do the estimate. Do any of you have a contact name and number of the location you used?
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Old 07-28-2021, 03:45 PM   #20
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All the safe floor users. I just called and spoke with a Bryan in Dickinson location. Their website says free estimates but he told me over the phone there is a fee for coming to do the estimate. Do any of you have a contact name and number of the location you used?
Theres only 2 others in the state Westlaco and Beaumont
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Old 07-28-2021, 03:48 PM   #21
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Sorry his name was Brandon. I will be marking safe floor off my list based on the conversation I just had with him. No way I’m doing business with this guy. At least not the Dickinson location.
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Old 07-28-2021, 03:50 PM   #22
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I haven't used the other two so can't comment, but have had Safe Floor on the last two boats. We load up bbq pits, 4 wheelers, truck parts wheels tires lumber cleaning racks hitches all sorts of things. It holds up great and lasts. I can walk barefoot on it in the summer and I have baby skin feet.
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Old 07-28-2021, 03:56 PM   #23
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Sorry his name was Brandon. I will be marking safe floor off my list based on the conversation I just had with him. No way I’m doing business with this guy. At least not the Dickinson location.
Where is your boat? I'm sure the estimate is free if you bring it to him.
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Old 07-28-2021, 04:01 PM   #24
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Cost Saving Tip for Safe Floor:
Find a company that does the same for playgrounds. I hired one for my duck boat, it cost me about 2/3 less and I got to customize my colors just like SafeFloor. Same durability and I have had it going on 6 years without issues. Here are some pics…
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Old 07-28-2021, 04:12 PM   #25
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We are about 4 hours away. Their site says they will come to your location for free. He gave me a verbal over the phone, but site says they need to measure the boat. I am fine with the verbal so long as it doesn’t change by a large amount.
I will reach out to another location. He was pretty much a jerk on the phone.
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Old 07-28-2021, 04:15 PM   #26
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Cost Saving Tip for Safe Floor:
Find a company that does the same for playgrounds. I hired one for my duck boat, it cost me about 2/3 less and I got to customize my colors just like SafeFloor. Same durability and I have had it going on 6 years without issues. Here are some pics…
Do you have a name and number of the people you used?
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Old 07-28-2021, 04:17 PM   #27
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Cost Saving Tip for Safe Floor:
Find a company that does the same for playgrounds. I hired one for my duck boat, it cost me about 2/3 less and I got to customize my colors just like SafeFloor. Same durability and I have had it going on 6 years without issues. Here are some pics…
Now there is an idea!
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Old 07-28-2021, 04:25 PM   #28
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No sir, wish I did…they were out of the San Antonio area. Came to the house and did it on site. I was pretty amazed at how simple the process was. Looks like you’re close to Waco, I bet there is someone local doing playgrounds. Can’t promise anything but it’s worth a shot
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Old 07-28-2021, 04:27 PM   #29
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No sir, wish I did…they were out of the San Antonio area. Came to the house and did it on site. I was pretty amazed at how simple the process was. Looks like you’re close to Waco, I bet there is someone local doing playgrounds. Can’t promise anything but it’s worth a shot
Playground re-surfacing or something like that? I am close to Houston, maybe i can find an option
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Old 07-28-2021, 04:29 PM   #30
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Here is a starting point…
https://www.zfloor.com/gym-flooring/...ound-surfaces/
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Old 07-28-2021, 04:57 PM   #31
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Brandon is the owner and is a great guy. I have known him for years and have done lots of business with him. Regardless of what the website says a 4 hour drive to give a free estimate isn't realistic. He occasionally does jobs in Matagorda when he has enough boats to make the trip worthwhile. Other than that everything I have done with him I had to take to Dickinson. He might need to edit the website to be more specific as to what area he is willing to drive to.
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Old 07-28-2021, 05:10 PM   #32
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Brandon is the owner and is a great guy. I have known him for years and have done lots of business with him. Regardless of what the website says a 4 hour drive to give a free estimate isn't realistic. He occasionally does jobs in Matagorda when he has enough boats to make the trip worthwhile. Other than that everything I have done with him I had to take to Dickinson. He might need to edit the website to be more specific as to what area he is willing to drive to.
Sticking with my statement. You can’t talk down to people and expect to do business with them. I reached out to him in part of your responses to this thread based on your many posts I have seen before. Don’t mind you sticking up for a friend but I dang sure don’t like people speaking down to me either. Just got off the phone with Brandon and let him know the same. Wished him well, but will definitely be looking elsewhere.
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Old 07-28-2021, 06:30 PM   #33
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I think it’s being unrealistic to expect someone to drive 8 hours round trip for a free estimate. 2 sides to every story and we are only getting one.

Hope you find a flooring that works for you. Brandon and 2 workers drove to DFW to do my boat along with a few others not far from here. I understood I was paying a bit of a premium seeing how I was not in their immediate service area, but really wanted it done after fishing from another boat that had it.

On another note… the playground deal is intriguing lol.
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Old 07-28-2021, 07:25 PM   #34
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Sticking with my statement. You can’t talk down to people and expect to do business with them. I reached out to him in part of your responses to this thread based on your many posts I have seen before. Don’t mind you sticking up for a friend but I dang sure don’t like people speaking down to me either. Just got off the phone with Brandon and let him know the same. Wished him well, but will definitely be looking elsewhere.
I hope you find something you are happy with and I am sorry y'all got crossways. I wasn't part of the conversation and I have no idea how it went and really don't care to know.

Like you, I stick by my statement that it is a great product and after dealing with Brandon for years on lots of different projects and repairs and after fishing with him some he's a great guy and my experiences with him have all been positive. He is a friend of mine now but I started off as a customer just like anyone else off the street.
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Old 07-29-2021, 11:51 AM   #35
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Old 07-29-2021, 03:21 PM   #36
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Cost Saving Tip for Safe Floor:
Find a company that does the same for playgrounds. I hired one for my duck boat, it cost me about 2/3 less and I got to customize my colors just like SafeFloor. Same durability and I have had it going on 6 years without issues. Here are some pics…
Nice tip
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Cost Saving Tip for Safe Floor:
Find a company that does the same for playgrounds. I hired one for my duck boat, it cost me about 2/3 less and I got to customize my colors just like SafeFloor. Same durability and I have had it going on 6 years without issues. Here are some pics…

Or order the materials online and DIY. A basic installation is not hard.
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