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PRODUCT

THE PERFECT TEAK-EFFECT DECK COVERING

HLF is made from a 100% recyclable plastic that was developed in Bodman on Lake Constance. To carry out the necessary product testing and checks, we needed an expert partner, which we found in the shape of the Fraunhofer Institute.

As well as developing the material itself, our decades of experience in fitting synthetic deck coverings was instrumental in the product’s success.

HLF is not just a run-of-the-mill deck flooring, it’s a sophisticated product system imbued with our boatyard expertise from manufacture right through to fitting. You’re in safe hands with us.

Benefits

  • Self-contained mats (instead of welded panels)
  • High-quality, UV-resistant PVC
  • Dirt-repellent
  • Doesn’t damage halyards on deck
  • No maintenance necessary
  • Non-slip, also when wet
  • Can be sanded down multiple times
  • 6-year material guarantee

The perfect look

HLF and teak compared

HLF DECK FLOORING

TEAK DECK FLOORING

  • Perfect teak effect
  • Feels like wood
  • Comfortable surface (no risk of injury and no damage to halyards)
  • HLF acts similarly to teak wood in relation to temperature
  • HLF grows slightly darker in the sun, making it look even more like darkened teak wood
  • The process of darkening stops after a certain point
  • HLF does not turn grey and does not attract the growth of  living matter (algae, moss etc.)
  • HLF can be sanded down at any time and returned to its original state. Just like teak

EASY-CARE

Wipe-clean

HLF IS SUPER EASY TO CLEAN AND LOOK AFTER

The HLF deck can simply be wiped or hosed down like any other flooring. If you do have a slight mishap, in most cases you can easily wipe away dirt or spillages such as grease, wine or fish blood with a cloth or sponge and some detergent.
  • Super easy to clean
  • Use a cloth, sponge or brush with a little detergent
  • Use the deck shower or a hose pipe to wash the floor down with pure water
  • For bigger spillages, you can use a battery-powered or static pressure washer
  • Stubborn stains that have worked their way into the HLF flooring over time can be quickly and easily removed with sandpaper. The resulting paler spot will darken with time and blend with the surrounding colour
 

MAINTENANCE-FREE

Time for yourself

HLF SAVES YOU TIME THAT YOU CAN SPEND ON THE WATER.

 

This is particularly thanks to the special characteristics of our self-developed PVC, along with the innovative way the decking is made – as a complete, form-fitting mat. There are no welding seams that could come apart over time.

  • No sealant or protective varnish necessary, which means no extra surface treatment is needed over its lifetime – unlike with conventional teak wood
  • Continuous covering (complete mat), with the joints merely milled in, so no leaks will emerge over time
  • If necessary, your HLF deck can be resanded to return it to its original state
  • Every HLF flooring comes with a 6-year material guarantee
   

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IMPRESSIONS

HLF – THE DECK FLOORING FOR SAILING
AND MOTOR BOATS

Whichever class of boat you’re into, HLF fits them all. What’s more, we can produce it in any design you wish. Simply provide us with a template of the surfaces to be covered and we’ll turn it into a data set which we use to cut out the perfectly fitting deck covering with your chosen design.

SAILING BOAT

New deck flooring for a Dehler

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MOTOR BOAT

Footsure in the cockpit with HLF deck flooring

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FITTING

A REVOLUTION – WE FIT ENTIRE LENGTHS

Until now, deck flooring always consisted of flexible plastic made up of individual strips that were stuck together, welded and then laid. It was laborious and there was always the risk of a joint that wasn’t quite watertight.

The HLF way

We make complete, self-contained mats, which are glued onto the deck. In other words, the walking deck consists of a single mat. The joints, motifs etc. are cut into the mat and all necessary notches or holes are cut out. To produce this mat, all we need is an exact template. We then digitalise it, apply the appropriate slat layout or the desired motif, and the mat is milled or cut out. Also when it comes to incorporating motifs, there are practically no limits.

Another advantage of a self-contained mat is that it saves you time and work because it’s so easy to fit. Unlike other products on the market, HLF does not have to be weighted down. Just one more thing that makes HLF a cost-effective alternative.

SYSTEM ADHESIVE

THE TRIED-AND-TESTED WAY TO LAY DECK FLOORING

When it has to be simply perfect.

Preparation:

  • Remove the old flooring
  • Sand down the surface

Fitting:

  • Apply the adhesive
  • Lay the mat down and align it
  • Roll out the mats to remove air bubbles

PEEL & STICK

THE INNOVATIVE WAY TO LAY DECK FLOORING

Ideal for hard-to-access areas or tight spaces.

Preparation:

  • Remove the old flooring
  • Sand down the rough gelcoat surfaces (if necessary)
    This depends on the height of the rough surface

Fitting:

  • Position the mats on the surface to be covered
  • Remove the adhesive tape from the back of the mats
  • Press the mats down
  • Done! Ready to walk on immediately, but protect from the sun for 12 hours

HLF – the better alternative to teak

The innovative alternative to teak

  • 100% recyclable plastic
  • Remnants and offcuts are recycled
  • No maintenance required
  • Long-lasting
  • Easy-clean and easy-care

The traditional deck flooring

  • High-quality, slow-grown teak wood is rare these days
  • Often, plantation wood (fast-grown) is used
  • Origin of the teak is often not traceable
  • Quality of the wood is often graded as poor
  • Teak deck requires high maintenance to preserve it long-term

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VIDEO

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.

Top cooperation

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.

B. Kunz

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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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.”

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