30 Jan '18, 5pm

Luxury outdoor vinyl by @IntelliDeck makes decks smarter.

Luxury outdoor vinyl by @IntelliDeck makes decks smarter.

IntelliDeck is luxury vinyl outdoor flooring, a membrane with a PVC layer and 3-ounce non-woven polyester back layer that promotes glue adhesion. The facing is printed with a variety of wood grain, stone, and pebble designs. But aside from aesthetics, it solves a number of environmental issues. The big problem with wood decks is they require annual staining or sealing to prevent mold and other deterioration. The stains may have high levels of volatile organic compounds, too. Because traditional planking has open slots between planks, rainfall leads to deterioration. Consequently, the support joists, which are hard to protect with annual maintenance, can fail from rot. With composite planking, the substructure (made of wood) is also subject to rainfall—and it’s also the most expensive choice. Composite material also responds to temperature fluctuations, so it needs to have ...

Full article: https://gbdmagazine.com/2018/luxury-outdoor-vinyl/

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