Form A Sign has a unique partnership with Ultralon Foam Group to offer you a superior quality, cost effective, non-slip EVA boat floor deck solution. Our boat deck flooring improves underfoot comfort and safety whilst increasing the protection of your boat. Best of all our boat floors are easy to clean.
When only the best marine flooring will do
Being competition fishermen, Form A Sign know that your boat must perform every time. That’s why we have partnered with the leading global manufacturer of boat flooring as the distributor for Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia. U-DEK is designed and produced by Ultralon Foam International, a leading global manufacturer of PE and EVA foam, using its own dedicated plant and IP. Tightly controlled manufacturing processes, careful selection of raw materials, high level technical expertise and the latest technology and equipment, enable the company to offer customers quality, reliability and consistency of product.
Trusted OEM Boat Flooring for
Ultralon closed-cell chemically cross-linked foams are manufactured from polyethylene (PE), ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymers (EVA) or a high-tech blended copolymer. The fine cell structure gives minimal water absorption, a high buoyancy rating and excellent chemical resistance. No chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) product or derivatives are used, and no organic fillers are added to foams.
U-DEK marine decking is a great looking and high performing durable, comfortable, easy to clean and non-slip flooring option for all types of marine craft, from sailing yachts, motor yachts, trailer boats, to RIBS and personal watercraft. Just like our 3M™ boat wrapping materials, the Ultralon U-DEK boat floor product is made to last in the harsh marine environment.
u-dek boat flooring
U-DEK is made from lightweight closed cell foam, offering a high level of comfort underfoot and excellent traction in all conditions. Durable and low maintenance, U-DEK is supplied in various colours and tread options to suit individual styles. U-DEK boat floor decking comes with a 3M™ acrylic based high-bond pressure sensitive and durable adhesive.
Form A Sign’s custom marine boat deck treads reduce noise in your hull, are shock absorbing, anti-slip and UV stable for 5-7 years. U-DEK boat flooring also doesn’t absorb water and is easy to clean with water. You can wash any bait or fish residue straight off your boat floor.
Form A Sign only offers Ultralon’s newest and best boat flooring product. New U-DEK 190 has a higher density than the previous 140 model, which leads to increased durability, lower susceptibility to light amplification, improved heat tolerance and less shrinkage. The increased tensile and tear strength and higher shear elongation means U-DEK 190 is one of the highest performing foams available for your customers’ decks.
Steel grey on black eva flooring
teak on black eva flooring
Black on Winter Grey eva flooring
winter grey on black eva flooring
steel grey on winter grey eva flooring
u-tread octi & z tread boat flooring
Ultralon’s U-TREAD marine decking comes in two molded patterns: Octi and Z Tread patterns. This boat flooring is perfect for the professional fisherman or charter operator that uses their boat as a working tool. This boat flooring is a hardwearing deck tread suitable for floors, gunwales, trailers and general wet areas, improving safety and underfoot comfort when out on the water. This foam is an anti-slip, hard wearing deck tread. Available in 3mm & 5mm tread and multiple colours.
White Z Tread eva flooring
Light Grey Z Tread eva flooring
Steel Grey Z Tread eva flooring
Light Grey Octi Tread eva flooring
Steel Grey Octi Tread eva flooring
I just want my boat floor replaced…
U-Tread Octi and Z tread is a great flooring option for the busy fisherman who just wants the job done – with Form A Sign digitally templating and installing the boat flooring;
I’m a handyman and am looking for a cheaper alternative to replace my boat floor with a DIY option. . .
DIY boat floor sheet kits are available from our shop in our Z tread & Octi Eva foam range. DIY boat flooring sheets are 2m x 1m in size. Your DIY boat flooring kit comes with 3M™ adhesive & instructions for boat floor surface preparation and boat Eva flooring installation. To work out the quantity of boat flooring sheets please use our boat flooring template below. Boat flooring rollers and 3M™ Primer 94 can also be purchased to increase the adhesion of your Eva boat flooring DIY kit. DIY boat floor kits can be couriered Australia wide.
How to digitally template your floor
Form A Sign utilise leading global digital templating technology to improve the overall accuracy of your marine floor template. Our Prodim Proliner digital templating technology measures accurately with a wire. At the end of the wire is a metal measuring pen. With this measuring pen you can simply mark the relevant points, shaping around boat rod holders, seats, cup holders, hatches, steps, doors and curves. These points are directly translated into a digital DXF CAD file. Straight, curved and very complex shapes can be measured fast and accurate from every position.
The Proliner is the fastest, most accurate, reliable and durable digital templating solution in the market. Measuring with a wire does not require targets and has no reflection inaccuracies and therefore the Proliner gives the best return of investment to marine fabricators.
Form A Sign can digitally template boats at our Noble Park factory. Large boats that can’t be towed can also be templated on-site. If you are unable to get your boat to us to be templated, we suggest you create a paper template of your floor with sisle material (available at most hardwares) thick paper or card. Once you post this to us, we can digitally template your template. We then produce a paper pounce of the template which we send to you to check measure fit in the boat. This process continues until we have the perfect template. Once your template is finalised, we can commence the design process.
Template your own boat floor using our guide
Surf Grip features all the same benefits as U-Tread with a narrower profile and groove tread pattern making it ideal for jet skis, boats and surfboards. It is great for your boat flooring when you want a bit of bounce absorption to help protect your back or knees. You can purchase Surf Grip by the sheet and hand cut your flooring; or we can electronically template your boat and have the shapes routered.
1220mm x 480mm x 5mm (48” x 19” x 0.2”) or 2050*480mm*5mm
Dark Grey and Black are in stock.
Winter Grey and Camo are special order products
your boat floor
U-DEK Laminated is a dual layer foam decking. Utilising our CNC Router and Summa Cutter we are able to create the tradition teak plank-look, as well as custom logos and shapes in your boat deck tread. CNC routering cuts through the top layer of foam exposing the second colour underneath. Creating impressive durable boat floors.
Custom designed boat floors
McLay Barra 521
Surtees Game Fisher 650
Stacer 639 Oceanrunner
Bar Crusher 575
Haines Hunter 680 SF
Haines Hunter 565 Runabout
Quintrex 420 Renegade
Haines Signature 650F
purchase your DIY boat flooring PACKS
Premium Custom Logos
Every fisherman likes impressive shiny rods, reels and tackle. Why not impress your mates with a premium custom logo in your floor? Our professional designers can personalise your boat floor with router engraved custom decking lines, fish measures, boat names, boat brands and more for that professional yet unique customised look.
If your logo is more detailed or requires a sleek modern finish, then a lasered logo on your boat flooring may be the perfect option for you.
Form A Sign keep up to date with the latest laser and router technology to ensure your routed or lasered boat flooring will be quality, and made to last.
The best bit is that there are no additional costs for including premium custom logos in your boat floor. All boat floor customised design, routering and lasering is included within your standard boat floor kit.
How to clean your Ultralon marine Flooring
The easiest way to clean your decking is to use a high pressure hose 1 foot distance away from the decking. For stubborn stains follow below.
STEP 1: To clean dirt, etc. from your decking, use U-Dek Cleaner and water along with a medium bristled deck brush. Spray directly on a cool surface and not in direct sunlight. Lightly move around the cleaner with a soft or hard bristle brush. Let sit for 15-30 seconds. Add a small amount of water to the surface and lightly scrub again before rinsing. Repeat if necessary. This cleaner is also safe to use on upholstery and carpet.
STEP 2: To remove suntan lotion, use the U-Dek Cleaner alone with a medium bristled deck brush. Put a small amount of the U-Dek Cleaner on the stain. Dip a medium bristled boat brush in warm water and work around until the oil comes out. Rinse with water. Repeat if needed.
STEP 3: To remove rust stains, use a cap full of Grunt Cleaner. Apply on the rust stain and allow to soak for 3-5 minutes. If necessary, use latex/nitrile gloves to massage the cleaner into the brushed or embossed texture of the decking. Rinse with water. Repeat if necessary, the rust stain will eventually be removed. With Grunt cleaner, please be careful to avoid getting this solvent on the sides of the decking, it could damage the lamination or PSA. Please be careful with all other cleaning products. Wear vinyl or nitrile gloves and eye protection.
DO NOT USE
• Mineral Spirits
• Grunt Cleaner (not as a general cleaner, okay for Step 3 application only)
• Acetone (if it must be used, avoid the adhesives as best as possible)
• Bleach (if used, dilute 1:1 with water)
For best cleaning results, tend to all stains, spills and leaks as soon as possible
Situations to Avoid
Long-term storage of items on the decking such as inflatable pool toys, tools or water bottles. Keep decking away from reflective surfaces or from under glass. These objects can refract/reflect light, thereby concentrating the beams to a level which can be destructive to the decking.
Clean spills and messes on the decking immediately to reduce possible staining. Some materials can stain the decking if not promptly removed. Examples include: mustard, ketchup, fish hooks left to rust, fish blood, bird droppings, etc.
The harsh Australian sun can reflect off gel-coat surfaces and damage Ultralon Decking. For certain applications and under certain conditions, boat decking applied in the cockpit and other areas with vertical surfaces and/or reflecting off hardware/stainless, gloss, etc., can expose Ultralon Decking to temperatures above the operational temperature of 80˚C (176˚F). Lighter colours and darker gel-coats reduce the Light Amplification problem. Please note that it is not covered under the Manufacturer’s standard warranty if Light Amplification occurs.
Ultralon decking is durable, but for longevity after installation, it is recommended that the boat (or any other surface of application) be covered. (Examples include keeping the boat: in a garage, covered with a canvas boat cover, in a covered boat slip/shed, etc). Reducing longer term exposure to the elements, when not in use, will help extend the life of your decking and reduce colour fade.
If you think that some areas of your boat floor might be exposed to light amplification, please call us to discuss and organize a free boat assessment. We have many solutions available to manage light amplification – so your boat flooring keeps looking as good as new.
Boat Flooring Installation Instructions
- Sharp razor knife
- Isopropanol or mentholated spirits cleaner (preferred)
- 25mm/1 Inch Masking Tape
- Roller (preferred)
- 3M Primer 94 (option for areas that will not have 100% adhesion)
- 3M Edge Sealer (option for areas exposed to water regularly)
Ultralon Decking should be stored in a cool, dry, indoor location until installed on your boat.
IMPORTANT INSTALLATION CONSIDERATION:
Do NOT install decking in temperatures below 15˚C (60˚F) or above 25˚C (77˚F)
Do NOT attempt to remove or adjust placement once decking has adhered.
Check fuel vapor from the floor prior to installation as this will effect adhesives.
Check new fiberglass floors that all fiberglass mold release agents are removed (speak to your boat manufacturer regarding removal.)
If your fiberglass boat is older and chalky in appearance, clean with a deoxidizer prior to installation.
Ensure floors are clean of all contaminates prior to installation, eg oil, fuel, polish etc.
1. Thoroughly clean the surface area where decking will be applied using an alcohol based cleaner, such as Isopropanol.
2. Make sure all grease, adhesive, mold-release, wax and other substances are removed before installing the product. The area must be completely dry before applying decking.
3. Use a rag to apply a thin coat of 3M Primer 94 to the templated area on the hull. This product increases the 3M adheision.
1. Before you peel back the adhesive backing, place the decking on the application surface to check correct fit and spacing and determine the exact location of the decking.
2. Turn decking over so that the adhesive backing is face up. With a sharp razor knife carefully cut the adhesive paper backing down the center at the shortest width. Be sure to completely cut through the backing paper WITHOUT cutting the decking.
3. Now peel back and fold the four corners of the paper backing.
4. Turn the decking back over and position it exactly where you want it installed.
5. Using the 25mm/1 inch masking tape, tape one side of the decking in position on the application surface. Taping prevents the decking from moving while installing.
6. Then carefully lift up the side that is not taped down and pull up the folded corners to loosen the adhesive backing.
7. From the center working towards the outer edges, slowly and carefully peel the rest of the paper backing while applying the decking. Apply even pressure with a roller over the decking to ensure there’s a firm bond between the decking and the surface area. A Roller will apply the required 2kg of pressure per square inch of decking. Roll in all directions to ensure adhesion.
DO NOT PULL OR STRETCH THE DECKING.
8. Remove the masking tape from the other side of the decking and repeat step 7.
9. The Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) must be firmly rolled and pressed down on all surface areas and edges of the decking to ensure there’s uniform adhesion.
10. If required 3M Edge sealer will secure the edge of your decking glue. Place masking tape around the top of your decking product. Use a small paint brush or applicator to put a thin line of 3M edge sealer around the outside glued edge of your decking. Once dry, remove the masking tape. Do not allow the edge sealer to come into contact with the top face of your decking product.
DIY Boat Flooring
Non-Slip Pad Packs
Our Boat floor DIY packs are available in all 5 Udek colors, individually packaged and we offer free freight Australia Wide. Our 6mm thick brushed EVA, Udek boat floor DIY packs are available in Teak on Black, Winter Grey on Black, Steel Grey on Winter Grey, Steel Grey on Black & Black on Winter Grey. It has a strong 3M adhesive backing for easy application to your boat floor.
|Large Fish Measure||1||1000mm||100mm|
|Small Fish Measure||2||480mm||100mm|
|Large Non-slip Floor Pad||2||1000mm||100mm|
|Medium Non-slip Floor Pad||2||380mm||180mm|
|Small Non-slip Floor Pad||4||480mm||100mm|
|Extra Small Non-slip Floor Pad||4||300mm||100mm|
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