Over time, your nautical flooring can become stained, moldy, and damaged. When that time comes, you’ll need to replace it with a newer surface. When you do have new flooring installed on your boat, you’ll want to do everything you can to protect it. While this type of flooring is designed for the rigors of extreme weather and exposure to the sea, there are a few things you can do to maintain that new condition for longer.
You should make it a habit to spray down your boat’s flooring on a regular basis. This will keep mold, algae, and other types of growth from building up. You should also use a hose to wash away spills quickly. Even a small spill can cause an unsightly stain if it isn’t rinsed away immediately.
Clean the Deck Thoroughly
From time to time, you should conduct a more thorough cleaning of the boat’s flooring. You can use a soft or medium bristled brush or broom. Use dish detergent or a cleaning solution that’s specifically designed for cleaning boat decks. Mix the soap with water and use the brush to scrub away dirt, stains, and other debris. Rinse thoroughly.
Always Let the Surface Dry
Whether you’re just rinsing your nautical flooring or conducting a more thorough cleaning, be sure to let it dry completely. Avoid taking the boat out or letting guests and pets walk on the wet deck. This will ensure the surface remains clean for longer.