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Deck installed with wood look porcelain pavers and IGNO non-combustible supports

Non-Combustible Decks: A Fire Zone Necessity

It’s a devastating new reality in the western half of the nation. Properties, homes and communities are lost to wildfires every year and the danger of future fires grows worse each day. Building code amendments are working to eliminate fire hazards in new constructions and make buildings as fireproof as possible, but today, we want […]

This entry was posted in Archatrak on May 10th, 2022
Novus Innovation Center

Archatrak Receives ICPI Award for Arizona Swimming Pool

Located right in the center of Pheonix, AZ’s metropolitan center, Novus Parcel 3B’s buzzing swimming pool deck consists of approximately 2500 square feet of Archatrak Leatherwood 24” x 24” wood look porcelain pavers and Eterno NM screwjack pedestal supports. A combination that resulted in a 1st place award in ICPI’s Swimming Pool category. This expansive […]

This entry was posted in Archatrak on December 13th, 2021
CPMSA Archatrak Parklet Opening

The Longest Parklet in the USA?

The City of College Park, GA has recently installed what appears to be the longest parklet in the country to date. At almost 90’ long and 6’ wide, it occupies the space normally taken up by seven car parking spaces. Last December, the Atlanta City Council approved an ordinance permitting restaurants and bars to expand […]

This entry was posted in Archatrak on September 14th, 2021

Are Porcelain Pavers Slippery When Wet?

A very common question we are asked is: Are porcelain pavers slippery when wet?  And can they be used safely around swimming pools? The rather simplistic answer typically given is that no, porcelain pavers are not slippery when wet. But the more realistic answer is that it depends on a large number of factors. Also, […]

This entry was posted in Archatrak on August 21st, 2021
parklet and planters

Parklets: Where did they come from and where are they going?

2005 is the year that most urban historians recognize as the origin of the parklet – a multipurpose community recreation space extending from the sidewalk into the parking lane of a given street.

This entry was posted in Archatrak on July 2nd, 2021