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Teak Cockpit Flooring

I have a new Catalina 385 with new teak cockpit floors that have been removed for the winter. Two questions:
1. What is the best way to keep them looking “showroom new”? For instance, are they best oiled or treated with varnish? Of course they can’t be slippery when they get wet.

2. They tend to creak a bit. Has anyone figured out a way to soften the squeaking? I was thinking of using something like weatherstripping on the bottoms to cushion the seating on the deck.