Metal decking is used as a composite floor or structural roof deck. It is corrugated metal sheeting that is supported by joists and steel beams. Metal decking is designed to support the roof’s insulating membrane or the concrete bonding in metal flooring.
At Con-form Group, you will gain a lot of information about the metal Conform plant deck. The team has been supplying metal decks for many years. Consult the in-team designers and architects at Con-form Group to have a tailored metal decking created for your rooftop needs. Metal decking is also called steel decking, Q deck, and pan deck.
Metal decking features and uses
- The corrugated metal is installed over steel beams and joists.
- The durable platform allows installing roofing materials, fitting waterproof roof membranes, and lightweight concrete.
- It has a smooth surface, so that concrete can be poured over it.
- It supports the building's roofing system.
- The metal decks act as steel canopies that offer shade and shelter to the structure underneath.
- Metal floor decks are embossed vertically which allows them to bond strongly with the concrete floor.
- After the concrete cures, the floor deck strength increases without adding extra weight.
- In a multi-story building, metal floor decks are great working platforms.
- Stabilizes building framework.
Metal decking types
The common metal roof decking types are B & N decks, while the A &F decks are less common in construction projects.
It is designed to support a built-up roof system. It is chosen when the span is below 10 feet. The gauge is as thick as 16 and as light as 22. The depth and width of the B deck are 1.5” x 36”.
It is chosen when the span condition is more than 10 feet. It is available in gauges as bulky as 16 and as light as 22. Its depth and width are 3” x 24”.
It is a new metal roof decking type. It resembles N-deck with a couple of differences. Its width is 32”, so the installation time is reduced. It is chosen when the span is greater than 10 feet. The gauge is as thick as 16 and as light as 22. The depth and width of the B deck are 3” x 32”.
There are 3 metal floor decks available in 1.5”, 2” & 3” depth. The main difference is the panel's strength. The deeper the panel the stronger it gets. It means the 3” deck is stronger than 2” and 1.5”.
It accommodates a slab thickness of 3.5” deep up to 7.5” high. It is an option for short-span situations. The gauge is as thick as 16 and as light as 22. The depth and width of the B deck are 1.5” x 36”.
It accommodates a slab thickness of 4” deep up to 8” high. The gauge is as thick as 16 and as light as 22. The depth and width of the B deck are 2” x 36”.
It accommodates a slab thickness of 5” deep up to 9” high. The gauge is as thick as 16 and as light as 22. The depth and width of the B deck are 3” x 36”.
Metal decking is a great choice for floor or roof decking as it is lightweight, inexpensive, and easy to install.