SeaDek FAQ

What is SeaDek?
SeaDek is a superior alternative to marine carpet and traditional molded-in non-skid. Designed to withstand the harsh conditions of the marine environment, SeaDek is made from UV-resistant closed-cell PE/EVA foam that will not absorb water and provides exceptional traction when wet or dry. SeaDek’s shock absorbing qualities deliver maximum comfort on the water, and fishermen appreciate its sound-dampening properties. SeaDek is fully customizable and brings an aesthetically pleasing style to boats of all sizes. Learn what makes SeaDek the best here

How is SeaDek applied?
SeaDek utilizes an acrylic-based 3MTM pressure sensitive adhesive for a robust bond and easy peel-and-stick application. If you are local and near to our Idaho-based location, USATuff will install for you.  If you are located outside of our area, USATuff can help to guide you through our Do It Yourself process. 

Can SeaDek be applied over existing non-skid?
Yes. SeaDek adheres very well to most molded-in non-skids and properly applied and maintained aggregate type non-skid paints, as long as the surface is cleaned properly prior to installation. For extremely aggressive textures, we recommend sending photos or acquiring samples for testing.

What colors are available?
Click here to view our current color offerings.

What are my customization options? 
Click here to learn more about all standard options for your SeaDek boat project.

What is the best method to clean SeaDek?
The best method to clean SeaDek is with SeaDek's Dek Magic cleaner, which is specifically formulated for PE/EVA foam. You may order Dek Magic from us directly. If Dek Magic is not available, SeaDek cleans easily with soap, hot water, and a stiff brush. For stubborn areas, a number of household products can be used. Do not use acid-based cleaners.

What do I cut SeaDek with?
For best results, use a fresh bladed razor knife. You may have to change blades during the job, depending on the number of cuts made.

Can I get a custom design made for my boat?
Yes! USATuff-Deck specializes in boat customization and is here to assist you with your custom cut SeaDek needs. 

Working with USATuff-Deck is the fastest and easiest method to order a custom SeaDek kit. As SeaDek Certified Fabricators and Installers, we are factory trained and specialize in the entire custom SeaDek process from start to finish. We template boats, create CAD drawings, cut SeaDek PE/EVA blended material using CNC technology, and install the final products, ensuring the perfect fit and finish. Click here to submit for your quote

What is the cost per square foot?
Custom SeaDek pricing is based on number of sheets used. Please contact customer service at 702-465-5529 or for specific pricing information.

What is the largest size piece I can order?
The largest SeaDek sheets available measure 39”x77”.

What is the life expectancy?
In the harshest conditions, SeaDek can be expected to last 5-7 years. If the boat is covered and/or well taken care of, a longer life is likely.

What is the warranty?
SeaDek products are warranted to be free from any defects at the time of purchase. The PE/EVA blended material has a 3-year material and workmanship warranty. The PSA cannot be warranted due to many outside issues that may be present during installation. Full warranty details are available upon request.  Contact us at Learn more about the industry comparisons of SeaDek

Can I get a custom sized helm pad?
Yes. Obtain the dimensions of the desired pad and contact our customer service department to request a quote. Customer service can be reached at 702-465-5529 or for specific pricing information.

Does SeaDek get hot?
As with any flooring products, darker colors will naturally become warmer in the sun. With that being said, SeaDek will not become too hot to stand on and dispels heat very quickly thanks to its closed-cell structure.

Can SeaDek sheets be seamed?
While SeaDek sheets can be seamed, we do recommend against it. Over time, the PE/EVA blended material may naturally shrink up to ¼”, and for this reason, we suggest leaving a ½” gap between parts.

How long will it stay adhered?
With proper surface preparation and installation, a minimum of 5-7 years can be expected.

If I choose to remove the pad how do I do this?
SeaDek is designed for a semi-permanent installation but can be removed. The best method is to use a plastic putty knife to get under one corner, then grip and pull off. If the PE/EVA seems to be sticking and tearing, apply small amounts of acetone to the PSA and continue lifting with the putty knife. You may want to enlist another set of hands to assist. Once the entire pad is removed, there will be a small amount of PSA left on the surface. Soak with mineral spirits for 10 minutes, scrap with the plastic putty knife and a rag. Once the PSA has been removed, use acetone to remove the mineral spirits.

How do I prep the surface?
Use acetone or alcohol and a clean rag to remove any dirt, sunscreen, wax, sweat, etc. Scrub well and let dry completely. If the boat is new, you should repeat several times, as new boats often have residual mold release that may hinder adhesion.  View our SeaDek Video gallery here for helpful tutorials. **Be sure to check local and states laws regarding chemicals before using any questionable substances on the water.

Are there resources to help me Do It Myself?
Yes, as SeaDek Certified Installers we are always here to help. If you are looking to order sheets and do projects on your own, we have links to several videos to help.  Contact us at for more information or visit our DIY page

Can you do custom logos?
Yes, we can cut logos and text if you are able to provide us with a vector graphic of the logo, or given desired text style. Please note that written approval will be needed to produce any copyrighted logos.

How much is it for custom logos?
Custom logos start out at $50.00 if we have it on file and $75.00 for custom text/graphics.

How do I order samples?
Sample kits are provided free of charge to customers in the United States, simply contact our customer service department and they will be happy to assist.  Email us at or by phone at 702-465-5529. 

Is the product pet-friendly (dogs)?
Many people use SeaDek to keep pets firmly planted on the boat, however SeaDek is made from PE/EVA blended foam materials, so if scratched or clawed at enough, the product will tear or rip. With this being said, SeaDek’s closed-cell material will not absorb water if punctured. SeaDek is not warranted against pet damage.

What temperature is safe to apply new product at?
It is recommended that SeaDek be applied in temperatures above 60 degrees Fahrenheit in dry conditions

Will the product stain?
SeaDek is extremely stain resistant, however, a few substances, such as fuel stabilizers, bird droppings, rust, and mustard can be problematic if not attended to in a timely manner. Prompt attention to these types of spills will ensure easy removal.