Repair Tools & Materials

PlasDeck and Permateek proved to be the most resistant to staining in our tests.

Synthetic Decks vs. PS Testers

For this comparison of synthetic teak options, our first concern was ease of installation. The manufacturer typically carries out the hardest part—welding the panels together to achieve the correct dimensions. The ease of gluing our test panels to a simulated fiberglass deck was similar for all five test products. The difficulty of your own project will depend on how much work the manufacturer does in terms of measuring, assembling, and fitting the panels.

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