Metal decking typically has a ribbed or corrugated profile, and is often used for either roofing or flooring. Metal decking is a great option when it comes to industrial flooring for many reasons. Here are just a few of them.
Speed of Construction
Metal decking sheets are usually laid by hand and not by crane, significantly speeding up the process. You don’t have to worry about getting the crane on the job site and getting someone who knows how to use it. This also reduces the cost of installation because you don’t have to use heavy duty machinery to complete the job.
Ease of Installation
Metal decking is sent to the site in pre-cut length and in pre-packaged bundles. The bundles are then easily placed into their designated areas and installed quickly. Cable trays and pipes can be hung from the underside of the metal decking by attaching them to the dovetail recesses fixed on the decking to place it easily.
Metal decking has a superior corrosion protection. So, you don’t have to worry about your warehouse floor crumbling or rusting. It also has a guaranteed minimum yield strength depending on the specification used.
When the metal decking slabs are constructed, they are lighter and stronger than most other conventional slabs. Metal decking provides a flexible reinforcement that is combined with the comprehensive strength of the concrete underneath to make it an all-around stronger slab. Metal decking profiles are designed to inhibit any longitudinal slip between the metal and the concrete in the slab itself, so any traverse movement between the slab and the supporting beams is close to impossible.
Commercial buildings account for nearly 35.9% of the total flooring market in 2016 alone. Metal decking specifically is a great option for your warehouse flooring because you can install it quickly and easily, and it’s durable and strong. We provide a variety of sizes, runs, thickness, corrugated profiles, beam spacing, colors, and primers.