Package Selector

a tool to find the perfect system package

How to use the package selector

The appropriate System Package is not complex but a simple matching of your site Application with your Surface finish and specific site Condition requirements. To help, we have provided pictures representing many possible options. Simply review the images, copy explanation–click on the image to enlarge and see more details–make your selection, move through the steps and a match result will be presented at the end; A1 & S2–one selection only, C3–one to many selections.

  1. Application exterior use location 1
  2. Surface final walking material 2
  3. Conditions site environment need 3
  4. Results your best match 4

Elevated Deck

A traditional residential single-family 2nd or 3rd floor decking platform used for outdoor social gatherings of family and friends and constructed using post, beams and joist members.

Dry-Below Deck

A traditional residential single-family or multifamily 2nd or 3rd floor decking platform used for outdoor social gatherings and constructed using post, beams and joist members but with the addition of a water-capture system, fitting between joist members to collect and divert water draining through the decking surface, to create a dry, functional space beneath the deck.

2nd Floor Outdoor Room

A traditional residential single-family or multifamily 2nd or 3rd floor decking platform over finished living space or intentional dry use or storage, usually constructed as a simple uniform slopped, 1/8”-1/14” per foot slope, framed, sheeted and waterproofed, with single edge drainage.

Condo Balcony

A traditional residential multifamily or commercial multistory cantilevered outdoor platform for tenant use.

Entry Porch

A traditional residential entry constructed of either joist framing or a concrete slab, used as a transitional space from indoor to out and back again.

Pool Deck

A joist framed platform around an above ground pool but no supporting the pool and used as pool access and activity.

Dock Side

A water access platform including salt water, floating or fixed, constructed of wood or metal, used for commercial or residential access for all water and boating activities.

Pedestrian Traffic

A public access walk way, path, bridge, ramp used to travers conditions of instability, requiring lightweight assemblies, greater durability or ease of construction.

Apartment Deck

A small residential multi-floor decking platform for tenant use and constructed using post, beams and joist members.

Wide Span Deck

A timber framed post and beam structure with open exposed beams revealing the natureal wood beauty or metal to reduce framing clutter when exposed to view.

Access Deck

A rooftop living condition in which a superstructure is built over the existing roof structure requiring access through the new rooftop floor for any required maintenance to the primary flat roof and waterproofing.

Sloping Plaza-Patio

An on grade multi-use commercial space requiring a sloped top, finished surface and an open cavity beneath for drainage or water collection and diversion.

Sloping Roof Terrace

A rooftop living space over a structurally supported waterproofing system with a simple uniform shallow slope in which the finished surface mirrors the slope and may require removability for easy access.

Level Rooftop Terrace

An elevated platform over waterproofing in which the finished surface is raised to level above compound and changing slopes beneath with varied and adjustable supports.

Level Plaza-Patio

An elevated platform over a compacted base or concrete slab in which the finished surface is raised to level above compound and changing slopes beneath with varied and adjustable supports.

On Grade Deck

A traditional residential single-family 1st floor off-grade platform used for outdoor social gatherings of family and friends and constructed using simple joist framing.

On Grade Patio

A simple residential patio over unstable soil conditions on a compacted base or concrete slab in which the finished surface is raised to level above compound and changing slopes beneath with varied and adjustable supports.

Thin Gauge Tile

A 3/8”-1/2” porcelain tile material, standard to the flooring industry, and with a surface friction suitable to the use, of any dimension greater than 4” and of any shape or pattern, and that is uniform in thickness and dimension ±1/32”.

Thin Gauge Stone

A 3/8”-1/2” natural stone tile, standard to the flooring industry, and with a surface friction and type suitable to the use and climate conditions, of any dimension greater than 4” and of any shape or pattern, and that is uniform in thickness and dimension ±1/32”.

Porcelain Paver

A high span strength, 3/4” porcelain tile material, intended for all exterior applications, of any pattern, and that is uniform in thickness and dimension ±1/32”.

Hard Stone Paver

A dense, thick-cut natural stone, intended for on-grade use, with very good span strength and with a surface friction and type suitable to the use and climate conditions, of any dimension greater than 4” and of any shape or pattern, and that is uniform in thickness and dimension ±1/32”.

Soft Stone Paver

A soft material, thick-cut natural stone, intended for on-grade use, with weak span strength and with a surface friction and type suitable to the use and climate conditions, of any dimension greater than 4” and of any shape or pattern, and that is uniform in thickness and dimension ±1/32”.

Concrete Paver

A square or rectangle shaped, molded concrete, thick dimension, intended for on-grade use, with very good span strength and with a surface friction and type suitable to the use and climate conditions, of any dimension greater than 4” and of any shape or pattern, and that is uniform in thickness and dimension ±1/32”.

Modular Paver

A smaller pattern shaped, molded concrete, thick dimension, intended for on-grade use, with very good span strength and with a surface friction and type suitable to the use and climate conditions, of any dimension greater than 4” and of any shape or pattern, and that is uniform in thickness and dimension ±1/32”.

Rubber Paver

A thick formed, pattern shaped, molded rubber paver intended for exterior applications that may allow water movement through the paver body.

Rubber Mat

A rubber sheet material, 1/2”-3/4” thick, varied widths and lengths, non-interlocking, intended for exterior applications.

Artificial Turf

A synthetic turf mat carpet with a thick base or bottom and openings for positive drainage.

Snap Decking

A 12x12 or 16x16 wood tile with a backing support and interlocking connections to join all tiles for placement on a solid and stable bearing surface.

Snap Tiles

A 12x12 or 16x16 porcelain or natural stone tile with a backing support and interlocking connections to join all tiles for placement on a solid and stable bearing surface.

Snap Mat

A rubber mat, 1/2”-3/4” thick, with interlocking connections, intended for exterior applications.

Deck Boards

Traditional composite, ipe or other hardwood decking material, in full lengths or parquet pattern.

Natural

The application is intentionally not using a surface material, leaving the structure in it’s natural form and color or to be finished by other materials not referenced here.

Broadcast Grit

The Deck Plank structural floor is finished with a 2-part epoxy-like resin with a broadcast or incorporated grit and/or colorant.

Mixed Media

The use of multiple surface materials to create a mixed landscape environment on an elevated platform.

Glue Down

The back of a thin gauge porcelain tile or natural stone is buttered with adhesive to bond the material to the supporting structure ensuring surface strength and stability but no removability.

Dry Lay

The surface material has sufficient internal strength within itself to be placed on the supporting structure without concern for cracking under normal use regardless of movement.

Screw Down

Structural elements are mechanically attached to bearing members with screws and fasteners to ensure structural integrity and not intended to be removed repeatedly for access.

Removable

Conditions or elements beneath the finished surface require frequent or occasional attention making it necessary to remove some or all of the surface material for access.

Corner Support

The intended or preferred method for supporting the finished surface is with supporting columns or pedestals, transferring and carrying loads from the surface material to the bearing surface.

Underlayment

The surface material will be placed over a structural panel that adds strength and load transfer from the surface material to the bearing members.

High Wind

Season or geographical wind conditions and/or physical height of the assembly above sea level along with architectural conditions, require special assembly considerations.

Seismic

A seismic zone may require better fixture of assemblies to ensure maximum stability and to reduce load transfers or increases resulting from seismic lateral motion.

Metal joist

Metal framing used for supporting structural Deck Plank when improved durability is required.

Joist Drainage

A traditional elevated joist framed deck, using a water collection system placed between joist bays and beneath the structural Deck Plank assembly, creating a dry space below the elevated deck.

Inside Outside

A surface design that requires the placement of the same surface material to be used outside as used inside for a seamless surface appearance broken only by the entry threshold.

Weak Bearing

Most old buildings before 1970 were not created for rooftop living conditions and therefor may require special structural considerations.

Low Clearance

An existing building, remodeled or retrofitted to access a waterproofed rooftop that has limited clearance between the waterproofing surface and the door threshold.

Snow Melt

An access entry or winter group activity area requiring snow covered surfaces to melt free of snow and ice using an integrated snow melt system under the surface material.
  • PK01

    Exterior elevated deck constructed from wood or metal joist framing, traditionally surfaced with wood, composite, plastic or aluminum decking, but here using standard 12”, 16" or 24" O.C. joist layout overlaid a structural Deck Plank secured to framing with stainless steel fastener and screw¹, surfaced with thin gauge stone or porcelain tile, glue-bonded² to the structural Deck Plank, and the completed assembly weighing <15 lbs/sf³.

    ¹Metal screw PT06

    ²Uses a trowel bond adhesive GX08

    ³Varies based on stone-tile thickness

  • PK02

    Exterior elevated deck constructed from wood or metal joist framing, traditionally surfaced with wood, composite, plastic or aluminum decking, but here using standard 12”, 16" or 24" O.C. joist layout overlaid with a structural Deck Plank secured to framing with stainless steel fastener and screw¹, surfaced with 16”x16” thin gauge porcelain tile, contact-sheet bonded² to the structural Deck Plank, and the completed assembly weighing <15 lbs/sf³.

    ¹Metal screw PT06

    ²Uses a sheet bond adhesive PT01

    ³Varies based on stone-tile thickness

  • PK03

    Exterior elevated deck constructed from wood or metal joist framing, traditionally built with heavy sloped concrete spans, but here using standard level framing with 12” or 16" O.C. joist layout² overlaid with a structural Deck Plank secured to framing with stainless steel fastener and screw³, surfaced with paver¹ grade concrete, stone or porcelain, dry-laid over the Deck Plank, no sand fill, and the completed assembly weighing <5 lbs/sf + paver weight.

    ¹Paver weight could be 20-30 lbs/sf

    ²May require professional engineering

    ³Metal screw PT06

  • PK11

    A simple rooftop deck over living space, dry space below or condo balcony, constructed with traditional joist framing, sheeting or concrete and waterproofing (by other), with a shallow uniform slope in one direction to an edge drain, normally finished with heavy mud-set or thin-set but here overlaid with a floating structural Deck Plank supported by snap-in feet, 5/16" tall, without screws, fasteners or damage to waterproofing, surfaced with thin gauge stone or porcelain tile, glue-bonded¹ to the structural Deck Plank, and the completed assembly weighing <15 lbs/sf².

    ¹Uses a trowel bond adhesive GX08

    ²Varies based on stone-tile thickness

  • PK12

    A simple rooftop deck over living space, dry space below or condo balcony, constructed with traditional joist framing, sheeting or concrete and waterproofing (by other), with a shallow uniform slope in one direction to an edge drain, normally finished with heavy mud-set or thin-set but here overlaid with a floating structural Deck Plank supported by snap-in feet, 5/16" tall, without screws, fasteners or damage to waterproofing, surfaced with 16”x16” thin gauge porcelain tile, contact-sheet bonded¹ to the structural Deck Plank, and the completed assembly weighing <15 lbs/sf².

    ¹Uses a sheet bond adhesive PT01

    ²Varies based on stone-tile thickness

  • PK13

    A simple rooftop deck over living space, dry space below or condo balcony, constructed with traditional joist framing, sheeting or concrete and waterproofing (by other), with a shallow uniform slope in one direction to an edge drain, normally finished with heavy mud-set or thin-set but here overlaid with a floating structural Deck Plank supported by snap-in feet, 5/16" tall, without screws, fasteners or damage to waterproofing, surfaced with paver² grade concrete, stone or porcelain, dry-laid over the Deck Plank, no sand fill, and the completed assembly weighing <5 lbs/sf + paver weight¹.

    ¹Paver weight could be 20-30 lbs/sf

    ²May require professional engineering

  • PK20

    Timber framed deck, dock or access promenades constructed from wood or metal joist framing, traditionally surfaced with wood, composite, plastic or aluminum decking, but here using 24” or 30" O.C. spans on 2 1/2” minimum width framing member overlaid with a structural Deck Plank secured to framing with stainless steel fastener and screw, as a walkable surface without finish or over-coated with compatible colored finishes and/or grit texture.

  • PK21

    Timber framed deck, dock or access promenades constructed from wood or metal joist framing, traditionally surfaced with wood, composite, plastic or aluminum decking, but here using 24” or 30" O.C. spans on 2 1/2” minimum width framing member overlaid with a structural Deck Plank secured to framing with stainless steel fastener and screw, surfaced with thin gauge stone or porcelain tile, glue-bonded¹ to the structural Deck Plank, and the completed assembly weighing <15 lbs/sf.

    ¹Uses a trowel bond EP11 adhesive

  • PK23

    Timber framed deck, dock or access promenades constructed from wood or metal joist framing, traditionally surfaced with wood, composite, plastic or aluminum decking, but here using 24” or 30" O.C. spans on 2 1/2” minimum width framing² member overlaid with a structural Deck Plank secured to framing with stainless steel fastener and screw, surfaced with paver¹ grade concrete, stone or porcelain, dry-laid over the Deck Plank, no sand fill, and the completed assembly weighing <5 lbs/sf + paver weight.

    ¹Paver weight could be 20-30 lbs/sf

    ²May require professional engineering

  • PK31

    An interlocked rooftop deck over living space constructed with traditional joist framing, sheeting or concrete and waterproofing (by other), with a shallow uniform slope in one direction to an edge drain, normally finished with heavy mud-set or thin-set but here overlaid with a structural Deck Plank, floating over the bearing surface supported by 1/2" tall support plates and micro adjustment (1/32", 1/16") without screws, fasteners or damage to waterproofing, surfaced with thin gauge stone or porcelain tile, glue-bonded¹ to the structural Deck Plank, and the completed assembly weighing <15 lbs/sf.

    ¹Uses a trowel bond EP11 adhesive

  • PK33

    An interlocked rooftop deck over living space constructed with traditional joist framing, sheeting or concrete and waterproofing (by other), with a shallow uniform slope in one direction to an edge drain, normally finished with heavy mud-set or thin-set but here overlaid with a structural Deck Plank, floating over the bearing surface supported by 1/2" tall support plates and micro adjustment (1/32", 1/16") without screws, fasteners or damage to waterproofing, surfaced with paver² grade concrete, stone or porcelain, dry-laid over the Deck Plank, no sand fill, and the completed assembly weighing <5 lbs/sf + paver weight¹.

    ¹Paver weight could be 20-30 lbs/sf

    ²May require professional engineering

  • PK34

    A high-wind¹ interlocked rooftop deck over living space constructed with traditional joist framing, sheeting or concrete and waterproofing (by other), with a shallow uniform slope in one direction to an edge drain, normally finished with heavy mud-set or thin-set but here overlaid with a structural Deck Plank, supported by 1"H adjustable support plate with 1/2" micro adjustment, glue-bonded to waterproofing/bearing surface, without screws, fasteners or damage to waterproofing, surfaced with thin gauge stone or porcelain tile, glue-bonded² to the structural Deck Plank, and the completed assembly weighing <15 lbs/sf.

    ¹EP46 HW Fastener

    ²Uses a trowel bond EP11 adhesive

  • PK40

    An elevated interlocked rooftop deck over living space constructed with traditional joist framing, sheeting or concrete and waterproofing (by other), with compound slopes in multiple directions to internal drains or scuppers, normally finished with build up layers but here overlaid with a structural Deck Plank, pedestal¹ supported ½" to 30” to a level plane above the bearing surface without screws, fasteners or damage to waterproofing, surfaced with a mixed media landscape, and the completed assembly weighing <15 lbs/sf.

    ¹Uses 3 pedestal assembly options

  • PK41

    An elevated interlocked rooftop deck over living space constructed with traditional joist framing, sheeting or concrete and waterproofing (by other), with compound slopes in multiple directions to internal drains or scuppers, normally finished with heavy mud-set or thin-set but here overlaid with a structural Deck Plank, pedestal¹ supported ½" to 30” to a level plane above the bearing surface without screws, fasteners or damage to waterproofing, surfaced with thin gauge stone or porcelain tile, glue-bonded² to the structural Deck Plank, and the completed assembly weighing <15 lbs/sf.

    ¹Uses 3 pedestal assembly options

    ²Uses a trowel bond EP11 adhesive

  • PK43

    An elevated interlocked rooftop deck over living space constructed with traditional joist framing, sheeting or concrete and waterproofing (by other), with compound slopes in multiple directions to internal drains or scuppers, normally finished with heavy mud-set or thin-set but here overlaid with a structural Deck Plank, pedestal¹ supported ½" to 30” to a level plane above the bearing surface without screws, fasteners or damage to waterproofing, surfaced with paver grade concrete, stone or porcelain, dry-laid over the Deck Plank, no sand fill, and the completed assembly weighing <5 lbs/sf + paver weight.

    ¹Uses 3 pedestal assembly options

  • PK44

    A high-wind² elevated interlocked rooftop deck over living space constructed with traditional joist framing, sheeting or concrete and waterproofing (by other), with compound slopes in multiple directions to internal drains or scuppers, normally finished with heavy mud-set or thin-set but here overlaid with a structural Deck Plank, pedestal¹ supported 1⁄2" to 30” to a level plane above the bearing surface, glue- bonded to waterproofing/bearing surface, without screws, fasteners or damage to waterproofing, surfaced with thin gauge stone or porcelain tile, glue-bonded³ to the structural Deck Plank, and the completed assembly weighing <15 lbs/sf.

    ¹Uses 3 pedestal assembly options

    ²EP46 HW Fastener

    ³Uses a trowel bond EP11 adhesive

  • PK50

    Fully supported joist framing over living space constructed with traditional joist framing, sheeting, or concrete and waterproofing (by other), with a shallow uniform slope in one direction to an edge drain, overlaid with framing, normally blocked over the bearing surface but here supported by floating¹ 1/2" tall support plates and micro adjustment (1/32", 1/16") without screws, fasteners or damage to waterproofing, spaced as required to support decking material by others.

    ¹Optional high-wind; EP21 Base Adjuster bonded to waterproofing or bearing surface.

  • PK51

    Fully supported joist framing over living space constructed with traditional joist framing, sheeting, or concrete and waterproofing (by other), with compound slopes in multiple directions to internal drains or scuppers, overlaid with framing, normally blocked over the bearing surface but here pedestal² supported¹ ½" to 30” to a level plane above the bearing surface, without screws, fasteners or damage to waterproofing, spaced as required to support decking material by others.

    ¹Optional high-wind; EP21 Base Adjuster bonded to waterproofing or bearing surface.

    ²Uses 3 pedestal assembly options

  • PK60

    A traditional tab¹ spaced architectural slab paver over all bearing surfaces, with a shallow uniform slope in one direction to an edge drain, floating over the bearing surface supported by 1/2" tall support plates and micro adjustment (1/32", 1/16"), without screws, fasteners or damage to waterproofing, surfaced with span pavers.

    ¹1/16", 1/8", 3/16" and 1/4" or mixed

    ²Can be used in conjunction SP EP10 Deck Plank.

  • PK61

    A traditional tab¹ spaced architectural slab paver over all bearing surfaces, with compound slopes in multiple directions to internal drains or scuppers, pedestal supported ½" to 30” to a level plane above the bearing surface, without screws, fasteners or damage to waterproofing, surfaced with span pavers.

    ¹1/16", 1/8", 3/16" and 1/4" or mixed

    ²Can be used in conjunction SP EP10 Deck Plank.

  • PK70

    An interlocking architectural slab paver over all bearing surfaces, with a shallow uniform slope in one direction to an edge drain, floating over the bearing surface supported and pin locked by 1/2" tall support plates and micro adjustment (1/32", 1/16"), without screws, fasteners or damage to waterproofing, surfaced with span pavers glue-bonded to interlocking plate.

    ¹Can be used in conjunction SP EP10 Deck Plank.

  • PK71

    An interlocking architectural slab paver over all bearing surfaces, with compound slopes in multiple directions to internal drains or scuppers, pin locked onto pedestal² supported ½" to 30” to a level plane above the bearing surface, without screws, fasteners or damage to waterproofing, surfaced with span pavers glue-bonded to interlocking plate.

    ¹Can be used in conjunction SP EP10 Deck Plank.

    ²Uses 3 pedestal assembly options

  • PK72

    An interlocking architectural slab paver as an elevated deck or rooftop superstructure, typically on pedestals but here, placed over 4x or 2x framing² with plates secured to framing, surfaced with span pavers¹ glue-bonded to interlocking plate.

    ¹Paver weight could be 20-30 lbs/sf

    ²May require professional engineering

  • PK81

    An interlocked rooftop deck requiring access or removable panels, typically on pedestals but here using 24” or 30" O.C. spans on 4x or 2x framing² or a superstructure overlaid with a structural Deck Plank secured to framing with a supporting pin plate, screwed to framing, surfaced with thin gauge stone or porcelain tile, glue-bonded¹ to the structural Deck Plank, and the completed assembly weighing <15 lbs/sf.

    ¹Uses a trowel bond EP11 adhesive

    ²May require professional engineering

  • PK83

    An interlocked rooftop deck requiring access or removable panels, typically on pedestals but here using 24” or 30" O.C. spans on 4x or 2x framing¹ or a superstructure overlaid with a structural Deck Plank secured to framing with a supporting pin plate, screwed to framing, surfaced with paver grade concrete, stone or porcelain, dry-laid over the Deck Plank, no sand fill, and the completed assembly weighing <5 lbs/sf + paver weight.

    ¹May require professional engineering

  • PK84

    A high-wind¹ interlocked rooftop deck requiring access or removable panels, typically on pedestals but here using 24” or 30" O.C. spans on 4x or 2x framing or a superstructure overlaid with a structural Deck Plank secured to framing with a supporting pin plate, screwed to framing, surfaced with thin gauge stone or porcelain tile, glue-bonded² to the structural Deck Plank, and the completed assembly weighing <15 lbs/sf.

    ¹EP46 HW Fastener

    ²Uses a trowel bond EP11 adhesive

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