Resembling natural wood planks, porcelain planks offer a totally fireproof solution for rooftop decks, an increasingly important consideration in high density urban locations. Porcelain is also highly resistant to staining, fading, color change, growth of mold, moss and mildew. Plus there’s no twisting, warping, cracking, decay or splintering – a porcelain deck will look essentially the same year after year.
Porcelain planks are typically 8”, 12” or 16″ wide and up to 94″ long. Most planks feature a simulated wood look but some planks are also available in other styles including cement and stone.
Planks are typically installed over an array of hollow steel beams mounted on pedestals, laid either in running bond or stack bond configuration.
Wind uplift mitigation and break through protection may need to be implemented, depending on deck height, application and location.
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