SeaDek FAQs

What is SeaDek?

Durable and shock absorbent, SeaDek provides not only an exceptional traction surface but also lessens the fatigue brought on from prolonged standing and working on hard decking and platforms. SeaDek also protects your deck from scratching, chipping and dents. Fishermen will appreciate SeaDek's noise reducing qualities. SeaDek is manufactured from nonabsorbent, closed cell EVA foam specifically formulated for marine applications. Sports fishing, sailing, ski boats, commercial marine, platforms and steps are just a few of the unlimited applications for SeaDek Non-Skid Marine Traction.

SeaDek's pressure sensitive adhesive backing makes application a breeze. Just measure, cut peel and stick. It's that easy!

How is SeaDek applied?

SeaDek is applied using a pre applied pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA).

Can SeaDek be applied over existing non-skid?

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.

What colors are available?

Stock colors are caribbean blue, bimini blue, bahama blue, midnight black, olive green, seafoam green, storm gray, hatteras white, cool gray, beach sand, aqua camo, army camo, snow camo, mica, mocha, camel, faux teak: teak over black, titanium, teak over holly, holly over teak.

What is the best method to clean SeaDek?

SeaDek cleans easily with soap, hot water and a stiff brush. A number of household products can be used such as SoftScrub, Simple Green, 409, bleach, etc. Please do not use an acid base cleaner such as MaryKate's Hull Cleaner.

What do I cut SeaDek with?

Use a fresh bladed razor knife. You may have to change blades depending on the size of the job and the amount of cuts made.

Can I get 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 by material used and labor time.

What is the largest size I can order?

39"x77" in sheet form.

What is the life expectancy?

Five to seven years. Longer if the boat is stored inside.

Can SeaDek 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.

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 EVA 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, scrap 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 SeaDek template kit. Create your template and submit it to us for a quote and for digitizing to begin production of your pads. These kits include the following: 1, 2 or 3 sheet clear Mylar plastic 40" x 80", 1 indelible marker, 1 data form, 1 template instructions, 1 set of EVA foam color samples. Once you have the kit follow the simple templating instructions. There are also DIY video instructions on the SeaDek website to help you.