The front and rear exterior decks of a houseboat have typically been covered with an exterior carpet with a variety of quality and colors available. We recommend that swim platforms be covered with our Teak look option that has a non skid surface and is available in multiple colors. The ultimate decking option is an upgrade to our Permateek Decking. This surface gives the high-end look of teak without the maintenance requirements. It is a composite material that has a non-skid surface. Stardust is the exclusive regional supplier of Permateek Decking. See the Options tab for pictures of our decking options.