Bolideck Future Teak has been used in the main pool area (Image source: Bolidt)
Celebrity Cruises’ new Celebrity Edge has embarked on her inaugural season featuring decking and flooring solutions from Bolidt Synthetic Products and Systems.
Christened by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai on 5 December at her new Port Everglades homeport in Florida, US, the 2,908-guest Celebrity Edge is fitted with Bolidt flooring in her inside public spaces, the suite and stateroom balconies and the outdoor decks.
Bolideck Future Teak, which was created as an environmentally-friendly alternative to real teak decking, was installed on the moveable Magic Carpet, the main pool area, Mast Grill, Solarium and outdoor deck spa terrace areas on Deck 14. It has also been used around the Sunset Bar and Rooftop Garden on Deck 15, and has been combined with Bolideck Select Hard flooring in the passenger boarding and Destination Getaway areas on Deck 2.
Meanwhile, the weatherproof and anti-skid surface Bolideck Select Soft has been used on Decks 15 and 16, as well as in the patterned chess area and beach space on Deck 6.
Elsewhere, many of the balcony cabins have been outfitted with Bolideck Select Soft Teak Effect and Bolideck Select Soft (either alone or in combination). Balconies on Decks 11 and 12 feature Select Soft Teak Effect and Bolideck Future Teak.
“We worked together with the architects and designers of Celebrity Edge to recommend the best systems to use for each area,” said Jacco van Overbeek, director of Bolidt’s Maritime Division. “Drawing on many years of experience in the cruise ship sector, we advised on wear resistance, maintenance, cleaning and sound insulation, in addition to the guidance we offered on design possibilities for each product.”
Bolidt will provide a similar range of decking and flooring solutions for Celebrity Edge’s three sister ships, which will also be built at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique yard. The first is Celebrity Apex, which is due to debut in 2020, and the remaining two will be delivered in 2021 and 2022.
“We have worked on every Royal Caribbean International newbuild for more than 20 years, with our involvement starting two to four years in advance of construction work beginning,” said Van Overbeek.
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