Maples And Birch

Marine Flooring, use NAVYLAM+ In Narrow Boats and Yachts

We have asked more so recently if our Navylam+ Bathroom flooring can be used in either narrowboat or boating yachts as ship decking type flooring.

Is Navylam+ Marine Ships Deck Flooring?

For many years we have supplied Navylam+ to a number of Narrow Boats and Luxury Yacht Builders who have preferred Navylam+ for the choice of species available and the unique integrated rubber joint., Navylam+ looks like original ships deck flooring but is more unique.

As Navylam+ is made from exotic species which all have a natural cross-grain, making a hard-wearing surface which is naturally moisture repellent and all six species available are ancient and traditional materials that were and are still used in the boat and shipbuilding.

Designed and manufactured in the Brittany region of France, Navylam is a solid hardwood flooring system designed for use in bathrooms and other areas that are often exposed to moisture.  

Uniquely designed, Navylam exotic wood floors feature a double integrated joint which allows for fast, simple and reliable fitting. The solid hardwood planks are pre-oiled for installation convenience with a double rubber integrated joint that ensures that each strip is watertight and ideal for wet rooms.

Navylam Exotic Hardwood Floors are practical to maintain and will retain their natural beauty for years to come. Installing exotic hardwood floors has never been easier. There are six wonderful exotic hardwood species to choose from.

Species Available

Navylam Acacia, from Africa and the Middle East, features a distinctive wavy grain and ranges in colour from a light golden brown to a deeper ochre or even umber colour.  Acacia trees are common in many regions of the world and provide sustainable hardwood that is naturally water-resistant and long-lasting. Exotic wood floors made from Acacia are less uniform than other timber but are warm, visually exciting and wonderfully rustic.  

Navylam Doussie, also known as Afzelia Africana, originates from central and western sub-Saharan Africa where it is revered for its beauty and traditional healing properties.  It has a natural golden bronze colour and often features a regular linear grain making it ideal for floors where pattern uniformity is desired. It is particularly well known for its water-repelling properties making it an ideal choice when searching for exotic wood floors for bathrooms.

Navylam Iroko is mainly from the west coast of tropical Africa.  Initially a dark yellow, over time the wood colour darkens to a reddish-brown.  These variations in colouring can be used to good effect to create attractive and patterned flooring. It has an interlocking grain that results in a hardwearing surface. It is durable, water-resistant and somewhat resembles Teak.  These qualities made it ideal for boat building and it is now a popular material for bathroom floors.

Navylam Mutenye, from central West Africa, is a brown wood and has become an extremely popular flooring product across Europe.  The Mutenye tree is usually found in tones of tan-brown often with a fine very dark stripping.  In some cases, this is almost black. The grain is straight or interlocked and with a fine texture. Mutenye is a hardwearing wood that will last for decades.

Navylam Teak is a tropical hardwood from South East Asia and has a long history of being used for boat building and projects were water resistance was essential.  The high natural oil content of Teak, its great tensile strength and tight grain makes it a highly valued and popular flooring product.  It is generally a honey-brown wood with darker streaks. Teak is one of the densest hardwoods available and one of the hardest wearing species used for flooring.

Navylam Wenge is a tropical hardwood from central Africa and is a medium brown colour with very dark streaks. The density and hardness of Wenge wood make it an excellent choice for flooring with high levels of use.  Navylam is produced by Design Parquet of France and marketed in the UK by Maples and Birch Flooring. 

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