Traction Decking That Packs a Punch
Durable yet comfortable, with a high-grip, non-slip surface

Between the rigors of the water and the ravages of weather, a boat’s decking really takes a beating. That’s why reFLEX by Syntec offers marine decking that takes it all in stride—while offering superior style.

reFLEX is how discerning captains perfect their deck. It’s also ideal for swim platforms, helm stations, floors, steps, and coaming bolsters — even the top of a cooler. Manufactured from high-density polyethylene (PE) foam that exceeds competitors’ manufactured EVA material, reFLEX boasts industry-leading texture, traction, temperature control,

and sound absorbent qualities, along with UV, stain, and mold resistance. Developed by Syntec, a leading supplier to marine manufacturers, the company’s innovative products have been making waves in the industry for over 30 years, changing the face of today’s boats — and the marine industry.


Marine flooring demands better, and reFLEX by SYNTEC delivers. Our PE material with our exclusive truGRAIN finish exceeds competitors in every aspect, while simply LOOKING AND FEELING BETTER! We set out to prove it with independent lab tests, pitting reFLEX against our toughest competitors. Turns out, they’re not so tough after all!


    The pressure was on, as samples were weighted to determine their 25% compression point. Some remained firm, signaling hardness underfoot and reduced traction; others weakened, leading to surface indentations. reFLEX provided the best outcome—a “happy medium”—compressing 25% at about 37 lbs. per square inch.


    Samples were placed against a rotational resistance device modified with a shoe sole for 2,000 cycles, mimicking an average person’s typical surface weight pivoting over time. reFLEX obtained a 4 out of 5—an ideal wear performance rating*—while others showed more severe damage and received lower ratings.

  • TABER ABRADER TEST (Before UV Exposure)

    To measure abrasive resistance, samples were turned 1,000 times against two rotating wheels. Each was weighed before and after the cycles to determine the percentage of weight loss. reFLEX with truGRAIN lost just 1.08% of its weight, while the nearest EVA competitor lost 1.70%… over 1.5 times more!

  • TABER ABRADER TEST (After UV Exposure)

    Samples were exposed to 1,000 hours of intense UV exposure (the equivalent of one year in the sun), then put under 1,000 cycles on the Taber Abrader. reFLEX delivered even less material loss than seen in the Taber Abrader Test (Before UV Exposure), dropping just 0.95% of its weight. Others wasted away, losing as much as 2.49%.


    For a show of strength, samples were adhered to fiberglass for 8 hours, then pulled at a 90 degree angle at a rate of one inch per minute to determine the force needed to break the adhesive bond. Wet or dry, reFLEX won out with a peel strength of over 12 lbs. per square inch—30+% greater than the closest competitor!


    Samples again were adhered to fiberglass, this time pulled laterally to determine the amount of force needed to pull them across the fiberglass in both wet and dry conditions. reFLEX stayed strong at 25 lbs. per square inch, a 50% greater grip than most with the closest competitor only coming within 20% of reFLEX’s Sheer Strength level.


    To see how samples handled high temperatures, each was measured and then placed into a radiant heat oven at 140 degrees for 4 hours, then remeasured. With just a 0.02% average change, reFLEX maintained its structure nearly 3 times better than the worst performer and 50% better than the closest competitor at 0.035%.


    Accidents happen, so common staining agents like mustard, ketchup, red wine, gasoline, and suntan lotion were applied to each sample for 24 hours to gauge resistance. reFLEX scored best across 11 different stains, averaging 4.36 out of 5*. The closest competitor barely managed a 4.


    Mother Nature takes her toll on boats, so this test subjected samples to 1,000 hours of accelerated UV and weathering conditions, mimicking 1 year of outdoor exposure. By a landslide, reFLEX with its truGRAIN finish outperformed the competition, showing hardly any color distortion.

You put a lot of effort into building your marine masterpieces. How do you ensure your work stands the test of time?
By outfitting it with reFLEX, the finest flooring in the industry. When competitors come up short, reFLEX comes out a winner!

* Measurements obtained by visual inspection of wear using the AATCC Gray Scale for Evaluation.

reFLEX Colors and Textures
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Syntec produces only the finest quality marine products, so we hire only the finest salespeople to sell them-men and women who are as passionate about boating as the customers they work with. That’s why our marine sales team has so many long-term relationships with customers, and why they come back time and time again. When you work with the marine sales team at Syntec, you can count on a great product and professional and friendly service.