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Old 05-20-2007, 09:13 PM   #1
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Cork on a deck??

So I am thinking about doing something a little strange and wanted to hear a few opinions…

I have a deck that has a solid plywood surface painted with bedliner. The bedliner sucks, it’s textured so the kids scrape their knees, it never looks clean etc… but otherwiede the deck is in good shape.

I am thinking of applying a glue-down cork roll underlayment then applying 2-3 layers of marine varnish to the cork as a water sealer. Since cork naturally has a water resistance and antimicrobial properties, I think it could withstand the elements with a quality topcoat…

Does anyone have any thoughts on this?? Is this a crazy waste of time and money??


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Old 05-20-2007, 11:38 PM   #2
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Why not try something like interlocking tiles they have them for exterior use several outlets on the web here's one,


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Old 05-21-2007, 10:58 PM   #3
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you would expect cork to perform in the elements...
tough to be for sure. no seams, then a coating would prepare it.

Wouldn't work in Alaska but...
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