Which Steel Floor Deck Is Right for You?

Choosing the right type of steel floor deck for constructing floors provides the critical structural stability needed for pouring decks. Steel form deck serves as a permanent steel base for poured reinforced concrete floor slabs. In addition, installation is fast, easy, and affordable and eliminates the need for temporary wood framing.

Common C deck profiles used in poured slabs are 0.6 C Deck, 1.0 C Deck, and 1.5 C Deck. All have specific benefits and advantages and allow for a variety of differences in construction. All options offer flexibility in terms of featured gauges and stock lengths.

Also, steel composite deck gives an additional benefit because of its mechanical composite relationship with the concrete. A variety of deck depths–1.5″, 2″, and 3″–along with a variety of gauges give you options for spans and slab depths.

Types of Steel Form Deck: 0.6″, 1.0″, and 1.5″

C Decking provides a secure form for poured concrete. C form deck serves as a permanent steel base for poured, reinforced concrete decking and provides structural stability and features a Galvanized G60 finish. Most importantly, choose the type of C deck and gauge based on span and Total Slab Depth.

For tables on C Decking, such as maximum construction clear spans, reinforced concrete slab allowable loads, allowable uniform load, and which support and sidelap fasteners work best, contact Keystar.

Steel Composite Deck: 1.5″, 2″, and 3″

Composite Deck is used to create a steel/concrete composite floor. Rolled-in mechanical embossments–or bumps–in the vertical ribs form a mechanical bond with the concrete slab to develop a composite floor system. As the concrete cures, the pattern of bumps in the flutes bond with it–or grip it.

Why is it called Composite Deck when it is fully steel? The combination of metal deck, rebar, and metal studs compositely provide strength in a permanent form.

With this in mind, use this deck type as both a form during construction and as the positive reinforcing of the concrete slab.

Keystar, your leading metal deck supplier, stocks Composite Deck in 1.5”, 2”, and 3” depths in a variety of gauges and stock lengths, or cut to specifications. Galvanized G90.

For tables on composite deck, contact Keystar. For example, tables include the maximum construction clear spans, different allowable loads, section properties, and allowable uniform load.

Keystar: Steel Floor Deck Supplier

Most important to your job, Keystar Industries has the inventory of steel decking to provide a timely and professional solution to your construction needs. We provide quality steel deck products with a goal to make your construction job easier.

For help with your project, call Keystar, Inc. today at 651-256-0008 or email [email protected].