How to install ungrooved composite decking?
As we all know, outdoor composite decking is an increasingly popular building material. It is widely used in various construction occasions. Including private home courtyards, garden decking, backyard decks, official buildings, and scenic spots. EVODEK ungrooved composite decking has a service life of 25-30 years and is of high quality. It is the first choice for many mid-to-high-end villa projects.
However, professional composite decking installation is very important for the long-term outdoor use of composite decking. There is no doubt that a high-quality decking that can be used for a long time will add splendor to your home
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Professional installation process
Step 1. Prepare the installation tools
Before designing a deck, you may ask what type of tools are required to install your composite product?
Now, let us prepare the tools first. EVODEK composite decking is ideal for home improvement DIY. Because it can be easily installed with standard woodworking tools. Such as rubber hammers, power saws and drills, level, and tape measures, etc.
Of course, if you want to make professional operations more convenient. It is more appropriate to hire skilled composite decking installers to do the operations.
Step 2. Prepare to install accessories for outdoor decking
While EVODEK provides outdoor ungrooved composite decking. It also provides a full range of accessories. Such as joists, starting clips, composite decking clips, colored screws, expansion screws, and so on. EVODEK can provide one-stop procurement to ensure that your installation has no worries.
Step 3. Install the joists
At the beginning of the outdoor deck installation. We need to understand the installation infrastructure and decide how you will lay out the composite decking. You need to measure your site to obtain the required number of ungrooved composite decking and arrange the frame borders.
Measure the length and width of the installation site. And make a script to guide you on how to layout the composite decking one by one. Building a frame with beams is another option, this step is up to you. You can also layout composite decorative panels directly.
When installing joists, pay attention to the center spacing of the joists. The recommended span is 300-350mm. Use expansion screws to fix the joists on the hardened ground. The spacing of the expansion screws is 0.5m.
Step 4. Install composite wood decking
Install the first decking board along one side of the joist, and use the screws to fix one side of the first board directly. Just need to note that it needs pre-drill first, then fix the screws. Predrilling and countersinking prior to driving screws are recommended as they help to achieve neat fastening and finish. And avoid board splitting and screw shearing. For more information, refer to EVODEK Composite Decking Installation Instructions.
t should note that a certain amount of expansion joints should reserve at the end joints of the two boards. As we all know, any product used outdoors will have a certain degree of expansion and contraction as the temperature changes, even if it is a relatively stable metal material. In order to protect the expansion and contraction of the composite wood decking within a reasonable range. So it is necessary to reserve expansion joints.
Regarding the size of the expansion joint, please consult your professional sales consultant. Or refer to EVODEK’s professional installation instructions.
Step 5. Install the composite decking edge trim
Regarding corner guards, EVODEK has a variety of different options. And the L corner is usually used for edge banding. It can cover the edge of the floor while covering the joists. Ensure the integrity and unity of the project.
It should note that when fixing the corner protector. It is necessary to pre-drill the hole and then fix it with screws. Pre-drilling can ensure the integrity of the composite decking boards. And the plate can prevent cracking due to direct external force loss.
EVODEK has been in the wood-plastic industry for 22 years and is a very experienced composite decking manufacturer. Serving customers is prioritized over pursuing profit. Eliminate worries for many engineering customers, composite decking sales, and distributor customers. Then develop steadily with customers.
At the same time, we also completed a lot of outdoor wood-plastic decking projects with customers and got a good customer feedback experience. It is affordable composite decking with high quality surely.