HLF – DECK FLOORING THAT’S TECHNICALLY AND VISUALLY UNIQUE WITH A TIME-SAVING FITTING SYSTEM – DESIGNED BY BOATYARD EXPERTS
Our vision was to develop a real alternative to teak. And by teaming up with the Fraunhofer Institute for plastics engineering in Darmstadt, Germany, we came up trumps. The result was a 100% recyclable plastic that’s barely distinguishable from real teak wood in both look and feel – but has some key advantages on top:
With HLF you get a form-fitted, watertight deck flooring. HLF is not made from welded boards, but is produced in the form of self-contained matting. So there’s no chance of any potential weak spots in your decking. The HLF fitting system gives you two options for laying your deck: either the conventional way by applying adhesive first, or the self-adhesive “peel & stick” method. In both cases, there’s no need to weight down your flooring.
HLF is the result of our decades of experience in boat services, manufacturing and fitting synthetic deck floorings. So you can rest assured you’re in safe hands with us.
WHAT DIFFERENCES HLF FROM OTHER PLASTIC CEILINGS?
ALL SPECIALTIES AT A GLANCE
- Self-contained matting, no welded seams
- Easy self-adhesive system „Peel&Stick“
- HLF does not have to be weighted down, no vacuum necessary
- Watertight surface
- Completely recyclable
- 6 year material guarantee
- High walking comfort – non-slip
- Easy to clean – fat is not absorbed
WE’VE BEEN REPAIRING, REFITTING AND RENOVATING BOATS FOR OVER 30 YEARS
For a number of years we’ve been producing, marketing and fitting our innovative, self-developed deck flooring, High Level Floor.
HLF is not only a genuine alternative to teak wood, but is unlike any other synthetic deck flooring, both in the way it’s made and the way it’s laid. It makes life so much easier for boatyards, refitters and boat owners alike.
Take a look at our video to discover how our deck flooring came about and how it’s made and laid.
CUSTOMISED DECK FLOORINGS
YOUR CUSTOM DESIGN
Whichever class of boat you’re into, HLF fits them all. What’s more, we can also reproduce any design you wish to your exact specifications. The sky’s the limit! All we need to produce your personalised deck flooring is a digital data set of your chosen motif, image or lettering. And, thanks to our design software, we can also tailor the width and layout of the slats to the shape of your boat and the features on deck.
HLF PARTNERS, BOATYARDS & FITTERS
“Bootsservice Rettich is a professional and solution-focused fellow boat outfitter with unique expertise in the Lake Constance region.
Their High Level Floor is a high-quality, long-lasting, fit-and-forget synthetic flooring, whose properties – pleasant feel, flexible design, real-wood effect and colour-fastness – make it the ideal deck covering.”
When it comes to deck coverings of the highest quality, I work exclusively with the Rettich shipyard.
With the highest trust and top cooperation I have represented the HLF coverings in Switzerland from the very beginning.
We would go for HLF again any time.
We knew we didn’t want to have a new teak deck laid, regardless of whether it came from controlled plantations or illegally from tropical rainforests. With HLF we found an alternative that satisfied us all round.
The deck flooring was fitted in 2018 and we don’t regret it. It does what it promises to do.
F. Hummel – Dehler 33 Cruising, sailing boat
Thanks to “peel and stick”, it's ready in no time.
You can’t do it without good preparation. In the morning we prepared the surfaces – sanded them down. It was quite laborious.
Thanks to the “peel & stick” method, it was amazingly quick and easy to lay the HLF-Marine deck flooring. There were two of us working, as advised, and we finished in no time.
It looks fantastic. Everything fits perfectly.
The flooring totally upgrades our boat. It also feels great to the touch, and last weekend when we had those high temperatures it was fine to walk on.
We are very satisfied, not just with the product but also with your service and how easy it was to reach you by phone or mail.
We’ll definitely recommend you.
Mr. & Mrs. Hruby - Viper 243, motor boat
Very pleasing end product!
Expert advice, reliable communication and highly professional workmanship and fitting of the deck flooring. Very pleasing end product.
F. Roth - Boarnstream Boarncruiser 601, motor boat
You can tell the boss and his staff are passionate about their product.
After a long search for a deck flooring for our motor boat, I came across the HLF-Marine flooring online. I really liked the sound of it and how it looked. Then a visit to the company completely won me over. Mr. Rettich showed me how the flooring is made. Very high precision when handling the templates and layouts, when crafting it on the CNC milling machine, and followed by perfect handwork. You can tell the boss and his staff are passionate about their product. Even the fitting was flawless!
We’ve had the flooring on our boat since the beginning of the year and are delighted, it’s hard-wearing and completely low-maintenance! Finally, I’d like to say, very professional advice and very friendly contact.
R. Kretz - Galia 630 Sundeck 1, motor boat
We are very satisfied.
We never tire of looking at it and we’re enjoying the time on our boat.
R. Schärer - Trojan, motor boat
The HLF deck is now a year old and we’re still delighted we chose it!
I was looking for a new deck for my steel yacht, as my teak deck was getting on in years (50) and was sadly no longer watertight! We looked around and compared material, performance, price and design.
We narrowed it down to an original teak wood as well as the HLF, which, in terms of durability, can easily hold its own against wood!
Ultimately, it was the appearance and functionality of the HLF covering, as well as the price, that convinced us to use this material on our boat.
I can only recommend it.
By the way, I must mention that the quality of work and service from Rettich was another particular reason!
I. Mangold - steel yacht, motor boat
Keep it up!
I’ve had my new High Level Floor deck covering for a year now and I’d like to thank you again most sincerely for the excellent advice and workmanship.
The flooring has very much upgraded my boat and this will also be reflected should I come to sell it later. You no longer see any dirty footprints on the deck and it gives you a very homely and warm feeling.
I’m glad that at the time I not only had the boarding platform done but the whole boat, like deck and cockpit.
B. Bosch - Jeanneau Leader 805, motor boat
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