What's the solution? Well obviously, normal carpeting is not a good idea; matting is possible but then it doesn’t always allow the water to run away. So that's not ideal either. A great option is to use artificial grass - the way it is made is ideal to withstand these types of conditions. Artificial grass is already widely used for applications as diverse as flooring for dog kennels and on football pitches.
If you use artificial grass on a boat, here are just some of the advantages you could enjoy:
1. Less easy to slip on when wet compared to a standard boat deck.
2. It will dry out quite quickly and will not “hold” moisture.
3. Easy to hose down and disinfectant can be used to sterilise if required.
4. Gives added protection to the decking from UV exposure.
5. Being UV resistant, its colour will not readily fade.
7. Available in a variety of colours.
Going beyond standard boat decks, there are promenade decks of modern cruise ships. Reading up on them (we checked wikipedia), you'll find them generally described as enclosed with railing-lined "cutouts" and many have wooden decking recalling "the old days" of ocean voyaging.