is The Advocate for Division 7 Pedestrian Traffic Coatings Vs Traditional Decking

Pedestrian Traffic Coatings offer owners considerable advantages over traditional wood or composite decking. With new testing being done by NIST on wood and composite decking, concrete based Class A decking may emerge as the material of choice.

"Wood decks are just organized kindling" -firefighter in YouTube video is the advocate for the use of solid surface Division 7 Pedestrian Traffic Coatings/decking. Solid surface decking offers considerable advantages over traditional wood decking and composite decking.

Solid surface decking-concrete based systems offer Class A fire resistant ratings as well as "One Hour" fire ratings (some not all do) as per ASTM E-108 UL790 and or ASTM E-119 requirements.

Solid surface Pedestrian Traffic coatings offer waterproofing for roofs over living spaces as well as being able to be walked on. Using wood or composite decking requires a waterproofing system AND the deck for traffic.  

Solid surface pedestrian coatings are far easier to maintain and less expensive to own. A typical wood or composite deck has an estimated life span of 15-20 years. A solid surface decking system made of concrete is expected to last 25-30+ years.

Solid surface pedestrian traffic coatings don't need yearly dreaded maintenance of sanding and staining and sealing. No splinters, no nails popping out to catch bare feet. With a solid surface deck system, you'll need to have most painted about every 3-5 years.

Come explore the ways Division 7 Pedestrian Traffic coatings can make your home safer from fire, easier to maintain and help maintain or even increase it's value!

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