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Course Description: AEC Daily: New Technologies for Tiling Decks and Balconies
ON-GOING 1 HR
Outdoor living space has become an important residential design consideration in the last several years. Decks create welcoming spaces to relax and entertain with family and friends, and a well-built deck can add more living space and value to a home. This course discusses deck surfaces, maintenance, and costs and explores porcelain tile as an alternative to wood and composite deck surfaces that is well suited to exterior environments. Also discussed is how porcelain tile can be used with a new pultruded fiberglass and composite underlayment, called structural ribbed self-supporting boards, and the sustainable features of this technology.
Discuss materials traditionally used as deck surfaces.
Explore the performance problems of using wood as a traditional substrate and discuss the more durable option of structural pultruded fiberglass and composite boards.
Recall industry standards for correctly installing decks and the resources available to ensure dependable safety and performance.
Explain the sustainability features of deck surfaces.