Choosing the right composite decking or “C Decking” is important and provides the pivotal structural stability needed for pouring decks. Steel form deck is designed to serve as a permanent steel base for poured reinforced concrete floor slabs. Installation is fast, easy, and affordable and eliminates the need for temporary wood framing.
Two common profiles used in poured decks are 0.6 C Deck and 1.0 C Deck. Both have specific benefits and advantages and allow for a variety of differences in construction. One of the options offers more flexibility in terms of featured gauges and overall length, while the other offers a more consistent option for construction. Both are ideal for form decks, but which is the right fit for you? Continue reading to find out more.
0.6 C Deck
0.6 C Decking provides a secure form for poured concrete. 0.6 C form deck is designed to serve as a permanent steel base for poured, reinforced concrete decking and provides structural stability and features a Galvanized G60 finish. Depending on the Total Slab Depth and if the concrete is NW or LW, 0.6 C Decking can have a weight anywhere between 17 to 60 pounds per square foot (PSF).
Depending on the gauge of the 0.6 C decking, the 0.6 C Deck can be slightly thinner than the 1.0 C Decking featuring gauges of 22, 24, or 26 and slightly shorter, measuring at 35”.
For more information on 0.6C Decking such as maximum construction clear spans, reinforced concrete slab allowable loads, allowable uniform load, and which support and sidelap fasteners work best, view our informative charts. (Link to charts or insert graphic with charts).
1.0 C Deck
1.0 C Decking provides a slightly more flexible, thicker, and longer form of C Decking than 0.6 C Decking featuring gauges of 20, 22, 24, or 26, measuring 36” and makes for a slightly stronger support system. 1.0 C decking allows for a higher weight PSF than 0.6 Decking, ranging anywhere from 19 PSF to 62 PSF depending on both the total slab depth and the concrete. There is also a higher reinforced concrete slab allowable load.
To view more information such as the maximum construction clear spans, different allowable loads, section properties, and allowable uniform load, visit our detailed charts and see what might be the right fit for you. (Link or insert graphic with charts)
Which Decking Should I Use?
In order to find the right kind of decking and ensure you’re on your way to creating a successful deck, contact the experts at Keystar. Keystar, Inc. has the inventory of steel decking to provide a timely and professional solution to your construction needs. We are dedicated to providing quality steel deck products with a goal to make you feel like you’re our only customer.
For help with your project call Keystar, Inc. today at 651-256-0008 or email [email protected]