To the boat manufacturer’s, their intentions is to make affordable boats that anyone with the need of owning a boat will afford. In the boat making, the biggest percentage of the money use is used in acquiring the engine and making the hull. For this reason, the boat manufacturer’s looks for a variety of materials to use in their boat making from using very expensive materials to cheap materials such that anyone will afford a boat depending with their financial ability. There are therefore a variety of materials that can be used in the boat making especially when it comes to the boat flooring to fit everyone with the desire of owning one.
In boat making, the manufacturer will design a boat with a floor that suits the customer’s needs depending with their financial ability, style and preference. There are a variety of materials that can be used in making the boat floor all depending on one’s choice that is necessitated by different factors. The boat owner in most cases will want a floor type that is able to last for long and to give the desired expectations to the sailor who will be using the boat.
In the beginning of boat making, people used to use natural wood to make the boat floors. Natural wood cannot still be ruled out even today since it also gives a floor that is reliable to some extent though in the recent past, the manufacturers have stopped making boat floors with natural woods due to their vast disadvantages as compared to the more improvised materials in the market that are now used. In wood flooring, the wood is prepared in form of timber and then joined by a specialist such that the floor cannot leak in water. The wood undergoes some form of preservation to prevent it from quick decay from its contact with water. The natural wood however has a lot of disadvantages as compared to other available materials used in making boat floors.
Aluminum is another material that is used for boat flooring. Aluminum being a metal is considered by many who want a cheap boat that will last for long. Aluminum is not easily corroded and does not rust fast a factor that makes people use it to make floors for their boat. It also has its own advantages and disadvantages but it can be regarded as the material used to make boat floors for people who wish to make boat floor that will last for long periods of time.
Synthetic boat floor is the other materials used for making boat floors. This is the most used material used for making boat floor due to its numerous advantages that it has over any other material for boat flooring. Synthetic is an advanced fiberglass material that is manufactured to look like natural wood and gives excellent boat floor desirable by anyone wishing to own a boat that is keenly and smartly finished with a lot of style on its floor. Synthetic material is able to withstand a lot of conditions that any sailor will require while out there in the shore. With this type of boat floor, the sailor will sail without the anxiety of water leaking in the floor or even skidding if the floor becomes wet since it is specially made to withstand such conditions. It can also be regarded to last for a considerable good amount of time and requires no or little maintenance cost with no special care.