Liquid sundeck coating
Tufdek Waterproof Deck Coating System
Capable of withstanding extreme weather conditions, hot or cold, the Tufdek deck coating system remains permanently flexible over many years. It also works well for marine applications like boat decks, boat houses, and docks. It will adhere to suspended concrete decks, metal, fiberglass and wood.
By applying the Tufdek deck coating system it creates two very usable areas - a sundeck that extends your living space outdoors and an area below that is dry and can function as a patio or an enclosed area for storage.
Waterproof Deck Coating
When you apply the Tufdek system you are coating the entire surface of the deck with a thick Neoprene & Acrylic membrane. Because Tufdek is made from high grade Neoprene rubber the system prevents moisture from entering into the wood substrate beneath thus protecting and preventing moisture from getting into the wood and rotting it.
Durability is one of the Tufdek systems greatest features. Millions of square feet of Ducan's deck coating have been applied all over North America, from the extreme cold weather conditions of the Arctic to the arid weather conditions of the South and the rainy coastal weather on the West Coast.
Ducan recommends the application of a single coat of Tufdek Colour Coat every 2 to 3 years as regular maintenance. This will ensure the proper upper surface buildup as it may wear with heavy traffic and high UV, unlike painted or stained wooden decks which require striping, sanding and painting every year because the wood is not exposed. The Tufdek system also eliminates the hazards of wood splinters which can injure your feet.
Neoprene rubber is extremely flexible and is the main ingredient in the Tufdek Step 2 Texture Coat. It will expand, contract and stretch with the surface it has been applied on top of.
Decks, walkways and balconies can get more than their fair share of abuse from heavy traffic, snow shovels, kids and pets. The sturdiness of the rubber in the Tufdek Texture Coat & the Acrylic in the Colour Coat creates a strong adhesion to the surface of the deck. This makes make it extremely resistant to damage and makes your deck safe against leakage.
Tufdek Step 2 Texture Coat is manufactured with recycled rubber chips that, when applied according to the specifications, texture the surface with a consistent pebbling effect. This texturing offers excellent non-skid properties, providing sure footing, even when wet.
Easy To Keep Clean
The Tufdek system has properties that resist mildew and fungus, mild acid and alkaline spills, and successfully repels most stain causing products; including sulfides from acid rain. Ducan recommends cleaning your deck with “The Duke, Concentrated All Purpose Cleaner & Degreaser”. Dilute in a pail of warm water and agitate on the deck with a stiff bristle brush or broom. Allow the solution to sit on the surface for 10 minutes, agitate again. then rinse well with water. Although it will not harm plants we recommend you spray them down before rinsing off the deck.
I can honestly recommend Ducan products and by doing it myself saved nearly $5000.00 on a 450 square foot deck! Steve Anthony, Okanagan Falls, BCread more »