Steel deck is a cold-formed panel regularly used as a structural platform for a floor or roof. Steel metal deck can be used for a variety of applications. The three most common types of steel deck are metal roof deck, composite deck, and form deck, however, they are all very different.
Understanding the different metal deck types before getting your next project started can help you get the best result. In this article, we will review three different types of metal deck:
- Roof Deck
- Composite Deck
- Form Deck
Different Types of Metal Deck
Metal Roof Deck
Metal roof deck is usually used in industrial and commercial construction projects. The deck establishes a strong base where roofing systems can be built upon. Roof deck is very versatile given that there are so many different types of structures that it can be used on, including arched, flat, and pitched roofs. Roof deck is lightweight, easy to install, affordable, and yet very strong.
At CSM Products & Solutions, we stock ready-to-ship and custom manufacture roof deck for your construction project. Given the versatility of roof structures, we offer a variety of metal roof deck:
Metal Composite Deck
Composite metal floor desk results in a concrete slab with the purpose of having a permanent form and positive reinforcement on your floor structure. Lightweight composite deck is designed with embossment that interlocks and bonds with concrete to increase the strength of the flooring system without adding additional weight to it.
Composite floor deck tends to be used in projects that require a very durable concrete floor, generally outdoor flooring, because composite floor deck systems are unlikely to need replacement or be damaged.
We understand that depending on your project, you may need a specific type of composite deck, that’s why we offer three different composite deck types:
Metal Form Deck
Similarly to composite deck, metal form deck tends to be used in floor construction by serving as a permanent steel base for poured, reinforced concrete slabs. Form deck is very practical because is easy and fast to install while also being affordable.
As opposed to composite deck, form deck does not have embossment and is not interlocked within the structure, instead it supports the weight of wet concrete that is poured to create the flooring systems. The three most common types of form deck are:
CSM Metal Deck Supplier
Contact us today to get started on your metal deck project. We can help you understand the difference between metal roof deck, composite deck, and form deck products and help you choose the right metal decking for your project.
Once we receive your initial request, our estimators will submit a quote. They will then choose between stock and production to give you the best price within your deadline.