Composite Floor Deck provides the metal platform that supports concrete slabs for constructing floor systems. Composite metal floor decking creates a mechanical bond with the concrete. For your floor deck needs, contact Keystar, the leading composite deck distributor in the upper midwest.
How Does Composite Floor Deck Work?
Manufactured with mechanical embossments–or bumps–in the webs, composite metal floor decking creates a secure attachment between the metal and the concrete. This composite action allows the metal decking to work as the tensile reinforcement for positive bending in the slab. The reinforcement reduces or eliminates the need for rebar, resulting in lower material and labor costs.
Unlike form deck, composite floor deck contains the mechanical embossments in the webs to ensure the bonding of the steel and concrete. Therefore, a portion of the slab acts compositely with the decking. As a result, this composite creates a larger and stronger platform than would be provided by the concrete alone. Improved load carry capability results from the use of composite metal floor decking. Without the need for other means of reinforcement in the concrete, this type of floor deck solves major construction issues.
As a positive reinforcement for the concrete slabs, composite metal floor decking eliminates the requirement for rebar in most situations. During construction, composite floor deck carries the full load of the concrete. Shoring may be required on extended spans before the concrete cures and reaches maximum strength. After the concrete cures, the steel and concrete performing compositely carries the full load.
What are the Applications for Composite Metal Floor Decking?
Additionally, the steel’s strength and durability in the composite floor deck make for a solid platform for construction. This unique floor deck acts as a working platform before and during concrete placement. Additionally, this deck type eliminates the costly work normally needed to construct and remove wood forms.
Produced for use in low-rise, high-rise, and manufacturing sectors of the nonresidential market, composite floor deck serves an important and cost-efficient purpose. The unique engineering of composite floor deck acts as a working platform before and during concrete placement. Additionally, composite metal floor decking eliminates the costly work normally needed to construct and remove wood forms.
Where can I Purchase Composite Floor Deck?
The composite floor deck wholesaler, Keystar Industries, provides composite floor deck that is engineered as a ribbed profile deck with special rolled-in embossments designed to interlock with the concrete slab.
Keystar Industries, a composite floor deck distributor, stocks a variety of composite metal floor decking products: 1.5”, 2”, 3”. The profile of this unique floor deck provides the flexibility of attaching them with side-lap screws or button punch. Keystar has a variety of stock lengths and will cut deck to specified lengths. Composite floor deck comes with a galvanized (G60) finish and a variety of gauges.