Composite metal deck is a popular choice for building construction due to their strength, durability, and fire resistance. These decks consist of a concrete slab that is reinforced by a steel deck, making them an ideal choice for floors, roofs, and mezzanines. However, with so many different types of composite metal decks available, it can be challenging to determine which one is the best fit for your project.
CSM Metal Deck offers both off-the-shelf and custom-made composite deck solutions for your construction project. It is crucial to have a clear understanding of the available types of metal composite deck before starting your project. This article will examine three different types of metal composite deck.
Different Types of Composite Metal Deck
There are three primary types of composite steel decking, each with a different trade name depending on the manufacturer. These three types of composite decks are categorized by their depth, which includes 1.5″, 2″, and 3″ options.
The strength of the panel and the necessary engineering values for your project are determined by the steel gauge and floor deck depth combination. A floor deck with greater depth and heavier gauge requires a shallower metal decking or one with a lower gauge that is stronger.
1.5″ Composite Metal Deck
1.5″ Composite Metal Deck is typically utilized for outdoor flooring applications and is the shortest span-capable composite floor decking with the lowest profile. The available gauges vary among manufacturers.
At CSM Metal Deck, we offer different gauges for the 1.5″ Composite Deck, supporting construction spans ranging from 5 to 9 feet, depending on the gauge and back-span condition (single, double, triple). We produce and stock 1.5″ Composite Deck in various gauges, such as 22, 20, 18, and 16.
2″ Composite Metal Deck
Compared to a 1.5″ metal floor deck, a 2″ composite floor decking is capable of accommodating thicker concrete slabs and spanning greater distances. Like the 1.5″ metal floor deck, the 2″ composite floor deck also supports construction spans from 6 to 12 feet, depending on the gauge and back-span condition (single, double, triple).
CSM Metal Deck produces and carries 2″ Composite Deck in multiple gauges, including 22, 20, 18, and 16.
3″ Composite Metal Deck
3″ Composite Metal Deck is a sturdy and easy-to-install choice for your metal floor decking and is typically used for applications in outdoor flooring. This is the deepest composite floor deck type readily available. It’s also the strongest and can span the furthest compared to a 1.5″ composite deck and a 2″ composite deck, and can support spans from 6′ to 15′.
CSM Metal Deck stocks and manufactures 3″ Composite Deck in 22, 20, 18, and 16 gauge.
CSM Composite Metal Deck Supplier
Contact us today to get started on your metal deck project. We can help you understand the difference between the different types of composite metal 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.