Aluminum Decking

Welcome to the last deck you will ever own. Craft-Bilt aluminum waterproof * decking outlasts any other material. If you are looking for deck boards that never twist or decay, and provide a true skid-proof surface, you have come to the right place.
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Description

Aluminum Water Resistant Decking

Craft-Bilt’s revolutionary aluminum locking seal and continuous gutter technology provide a gap-less floor for waterproof* decking and roof covering with single-layer construction. Aluminum decking is watertight* underneath with no additional plywood or membranes required. The deck boards lock together under pressure to form a water-resistant joint. In the unlikely event that any moisture gets past the pressure lock, there is an integral gutter in each deck board to carry it away.Aluminum Decking by Craft-Bilt

Craft-Bilt aluminum decking is available in two colours, Desert Sand, and Grey. Desert Sand is the perfect match for our Desert Sand railing and it’s a nice light earth tone colour that goes with many home colour schemes. The Grey colour complements any architectural decor, and for wood fans, it mimics the look of weathered cedar.

How Do I Price My Deck?

With our new aluminum decking calculator! Just click on the Decking Cost Calculator tab above to get started. Pick a colour (you can always change that later), pick a shape, pick the direction of the boards, and finally enter the size, your price will be displayed. It’s that easy!

Give the Decking Cost Calculator a try. If you have any issues please let us know by filling in our contact form. You can enter the size of your deck and any other details in the comments area of the form.

No-Slip Decking

Craft-Bilt’s heavy-duty powder coat finish has an imbedded crumble for unmatched non-skid performance. Seeing is believing, ask for a sample when you contact us.

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Get the benefits not found in any of the wood or composite decking products:

  • Eliminates painting and staining
  • No splintering, cracking, fading, rotting or warping
  • No nail/screw popping, hidden fasteners
  • It can’t burn or tear like membranes, won’t degrade from UV like plastics and composites
  • Non-combustible: aluminum will not ignite or burn, it doesn’t melt until 1,220° F (660° C)
  • Excellent thermal conductor, it’s cool to the touch and won’t hold heat like other materials
  • It’s Green! Aluminum can be recycled indefinitely
  • It’s truly non-skid, the safe choice for your friends and family
  • It will outlast any wood, membrane, or plastic-based product
  • Water-resistant: create entertainment space below your deck and ensure that the support structure will be protected from the elements, virtually eliminating any chance of rot, mildew, or decay. An excellent alternative to wood, composite, or plastic decking materials.

Deck Railing to Compliment Your Aluminum Deck

Do you need a great Canadian made picket or glass railing to match the quality and longevity of our aluminum decking? Hop over to Craft-Bilt’s deck railing page.

* Deck boards should not be used as the sole roofing solution for living space. Refer to installation guides.

Applications

Residential Aluminum Decking

Put on the last deck you’ll ever own! No more painting, staining, sealing, knot holes, splinters or decay. If you’ve been a homeowner for any amount of time, you’ll appreciate the true meaning of “maintenance-free” decking. Your deck will look new for years to come.

  • Backyard Decks
  • Front Porch Decks
  • Non-skid Decks Around Pools
  • Waterproof* Balcony Decks
  • Boat House Decks
  • Maintenance-Free Cottage Aluminum Decks
  • Non-Skid Handicap Ramp Decks

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Commercial Aluminum Decking

Convert almost any commercial rooftop into a usable area by using Craft-Bilt’s aluminum deck boards. Create an entertainment area or a communal area for residents. Install decking material on sleepers and forget about it. Light-weight aluminum decking is ideal for this task since it will not add appreciable weight to the roof structure and it may help to extend the life of your existing commercial roof membrane.

  • Condominium Balconies
  • Entryway Decks
  • Non-Skid Handicap Ramp Decks
  • Store Entrance Decks
  • Hotel / Public Pool Decks
  • Gangways

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Aluminum Decking for Marinas and Boats

Our aluminum decking has an exclusive non-skid finish. It is especially useful in marine applications. Protect your family and guests from slips and falls. Eliminate those yearly board replacements with Craft-Bilt maintenance-free aluminum decking. Craft-Bilt aluminum decking has been used to build a water taxi fleet and completely re-deck a river cruise boat. Our decking is found on:

  • Docks
  • Water Taxi Decks
  • Boat Decks
  • Boat Houses
  • Marinas
  • Pontoon Boats

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Specifications

The Craft-Bilt decking system is a heavy gauge extruded aluminum product.

Extrusions are made by forcing heated aluminum under hundreds of tons of pressure through a special custom made die. The resulting shapes can be quite intricate and follow close tolerances. Different alloys and tempers are available depending on the strength required.

Our decking is made from one of the strongest alloys available: 6005-T6. Testing by Trow Associates has shown that the 1″ x 6″ boards can sustain 1085 pounds per square foot on 24″ centers!

Before considering an aluminum deck board supplier, check the wall thickness of the product. The thinner the wall, the less they can sell it for.Aluminum Decking Board Profile

Craft-Bilt’s Waterproof* Aluminum Decking has passed the ASTM B117 salt fog spray test

The recognized body for aluminum paint finish standards is the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA).

Our Super-Durable exterior powder coat finish exceeds most of the specifications of the highest AAMA standard, 2605, and fully meets the AAMA 2604 quality standard. Compare these statistics to other aluminum deck board manufacturer’s who only paint to AAMA 2603. The AAMA 2605 specification includes chemical resistance, fading, gloss retention, 4000-hour salt spray, and many other properties.

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Craft-Bilt aluminum decking has also been tested against common household spills such as ketchup, mustard, and beer with no change after four weeks of exposure. Although we only recommend detergent and water to clean the decking, we’ve further proven its durability by testing against harsher cleaners. Refer to the documents in the resources area for more information.

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The chemicals in pressure-treated lumber can be corrosive towards aluminum. Untreated lumber is typically all you need when using Craft-Bilt decking. Since it controls the water, no appreciable moisture will come into contact with the joists. Feel secure when installing Craft-Bilt aluminum decking knowing that it has passed the ASTM B117 salt fog spray test on the most corrosive ACQ pressure treatment formulation.

Our coating is formulated with a coarse additive to achieve high anti-slip properties. While everything is done to control these additives in the powder manufacturing and application processes, variations in colour can occur due to variables such as lighting, angle of viewing and the size, concentration and orientation of these coarse particles.

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Deck Colours

We have two standard colours: Desert Sand and Grey

Deck Colour Sand

Desert Sand

Deck Colour Grey

Grey

FAQ

Frequently Ask Question Regarding Watertight Aluminum Decking

Q1 – What are the standard lengths for waterproof* aluminum decking?

A1 – Aluminum boards are 1″ high by 6” wide. Standard lengths are 14′, 16′, 18′, 20′, 22′ and 24′ long. On large projects, we can produce custom lengths to minimize your waste. Custom lengths are available up to 30′ long.  (subject to change)

Q2 – What colours are available for Craft-Bilt aluminum decking?

A2 – We have two standard colours: Desert Sand and Grey. Desert sand is a light beige that blends with many home exteriors, and it matches our sand railing colour. Grey goes with many outdoor landscapes, and it is the perfect choice with white or black railing. Custom colours are available for minimum sized jobs, but we do not recommend white deck boards since the reflection of the sun can be overwhelming.

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Q3 – Are Craft-Bilt’s locking deck boards really waterproof*?

A3 – In most circumstances, they are waterproof*. When the deck boards lock together, the joint is held under pressure by the fulcrum design of the lock. If any moisture gets past the pressure lock, there is an integral gutter in each deck board to carry it away. In freezing climates, a warm spell may cause meltwater on the deck. If the hidden gulley is plugged with ice the meltwater might overflow the gulley and you might see some drips beneath the deck. Broom off meltwater if desired. Otherwise, you will not have any water issues as long as you follow our installation guides. Decking should not be used as the sole roofing solution over living space. There is no caulking in our deck joints, and no vinyl or rubber gasket, so you don’t have to worry about a seal that could deteriorate over time. Proper flashing from the house to the deck boards is important, as it would be with any product, refer to our decking installation guides.

Q4 – Is Craft-Bilt Aluminum Decking non-skid?

A4 – Yes, our decking is truly non-skid. It will not be slippery like wood or other smooth surfaces. Some man-made materials may claim to have a non-slip pattern or textured finish, but only an embedded crumble provides true non-skid performance. It is the responsibility of the owner to maintain their deck in a safe condition, to remove any debris, ice or substance that could promote a slip.

Deck Colour Sand

Embedded Crumble Provides True Non-Skid Performance

Q5 – Is your watertight decking easy to install?

A5 – Installation of our decking system is easy. If you are planning to install as a homeowner, you should be familiar with power tools such as a power drill, miter saw, and skill saw. You will require special blades to cut the aluminum: carbide tip for non-ferrous metal. We have easy to follow installation guides for our aluminum decking. Installation basically involves cutting the boards to length, drilling clearance holes for the joists, and screwing the boards to the joists with our stainless steel screws.

Please download Craft-Bilt’s Aluminum Decking installation instructions.

Q6 – How about heat? Do aluminum deck boards get hot?

A6 – When you think of metal, it is always cool to the touch. In fact, aluminum is used extensively as heat sinks for all sorts of consumer and industrial equipment. Craft-Bilt enlisted an independent test laboratory to do heat testing in direct sunlight. On a hot sunny day, our standard colour aluminum deck boards will not be warmer than any other decking material, and often cooler. Check out our decking heat comparison where we test how hot aluminum decking, composite decking, and membranes get in direct sunlight.

Q7 – What kind of frame do I need under the waterproof* decking?

A7 – Untreated lumber is typically all you need when using Craft-Bilt decking since it will not be exposed to the elements. The chemicals in pressure-treated lumber can be corrosive towards unfinished aluminum, however, Craft-Bilt has performed extensive salt spray testing with our deck boards on ACQ treated lumber, with no adverse effects. We used an independent testing agency that tested our deck boards on 24″ centres with outstanding results. The typical building code requirement for an outdoor deck is 100 pounds per square foot, our deck boards performed well in excess of that requirement.

Q8 – Can aluminum decking be scratched?

A8 – Our sophisticated pre-treatment of the metal and high-quality powder coat formula will ensure a lifetime of service but as with any painted material, if you push hard enough, it can be scratched. The beauty of aluminum is that it does not rust or decay in any way. It will still last a lifetime. Composites and vinyls may show scratches less, but they have a shelf life that can not be denied. More information can be found in our “New Deck Care & Feeding” document. If you do scratch the deck, Craft-Bilt can supply touch up paint or you can use any good quality outdoor paint made for walking surfaces colour matched locally. Consult the decking warranty before painting your boards.

Q9– Can that be installed in the stairs?

A9– Absolutely yes, please visit our picture gallery to view projects with aluminum decking in the stairs. An installation guide is available for stairs.

Q10 – How do you clean aluminum decking?

A10 – With soap & water! Consult our “New Deck Care & Feeding” document for more information.

Q11 – How much does aluminum decking cost?

A11 – Aluminum is among the most expensive ways to build your deck. But the payoff is a beautiful deck that will never twist, splinter, rot, mildew, shrink, become brittle or succumb to insects. It will truly outlast any other decking material. Use our Contact Us form to find the name of a local contractor who can provide pricing for installed or DIY deck installation. In cases where there is no local retailer, we’ll quote your decking material directly to you.

Also, you can use our Aluminum deck calculator to cost your project.

Q11 – Can Craft-Bilt’s Aluminum Railing be installed on Aluminum Decking?

A11 – Yes, our aluminum railing can be installed on our aluminum decking. Please refer to our installation instruction page for more information.

Give it a try to our Aluminum railing calculator to cost your project.

Q12 – Can Craft-Bilt’s Aluminum Decking emit static electrical shock?

A12 – Craft-Bilt aluminum decking does not suffer from this phenomenon. On the other hand, composite decks have the potential to emit static electrical shock, especially in dry climates. Just walking over your composite deck and then touching the metal railing can result in a jarring shock.

Decking Calculator

    How Much Does Aluminum Decking Cost?

    The price of aluminum deck boards are about $20- $21 per square ft.


    We have designed Craft-Bilt's Aluminum Deck calculator to be fast and painless, so try it out!


    STEP 1/5

    Please select a decking colour to continue:

    You will be selecting "orientation of your deck boards" in the next step


    Decking Colour Samples:

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    Grey

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    Please select the desired orientation of your deck boards. There are 3 options below. See the notes below for more information.

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    perpendicular

    Option 2

    parallel

    Option 3

    45degree

    Option 1

    perpendicular

    Option 2

    parallel

    Option 3

    45degree


    Usually our deck boards are installed parallel to the house as you would expect, it suits most desk designs. The deck is watertight but as you can imagine it’s harder for the water to drain. Parallel installation is best suited to decks over a walk-out basement or un-used space below. When it’s important for space underneath to be dry, use perpendicular installation. Refer to our decking installation guides for more information.

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    Please select the shape of your deck: There are 3 options below.

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    Rectangle

    Option 2

    Right Notch

    Option 3

    Left Notch

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    Right Notch

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    Please enter the dimensions of your deck into the boxes below:

    When you’re done click the GET MY PRICE button below.

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    By Peter E. on Sep 30, 2019
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    We are very happy with our deck and the service we received from Peter E. in Whitehorse
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    Thank you, Peter. I'd love to see some new deck pics 🙂

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    By Jacki S. on Aug 16, 2019
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    I just wanted to let you know that we received our decking and have in mostly built, and we love it! As much as we can tell at this point we absolutely love it!
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    Hi Jacki, We are happy that you love your new aluminum deck which is a great product. If you can share the pictures of the deck we will be happy. Take care

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    By Kerry Hill on Mar 15, 2019
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    Regarding 'canadianuser, April 16 2016, we have the same problem with our deck that was installed last summer (2018), but we have a membrane under the decking. We have leaking down all four inside walls of our garage that previously had been dry for the age of our house - 68 years. We are disappointed and hope that the defect(s) will be resolved.
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    By Bart Bremmers on Apr 16, 2019
    Hello Ms Hill We can not find an order with your name on it, did you purchase through a contractor? If so which one? If not please provide your order details. Please call us directly at (800) 668-6430 ext 28 and we will do our best to assist you. Rob, CS Manager

    By Greg & Mary from North Bay on Jul 25, 2016
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    Hi Rob/Jennifer, We just wanted to drop you a note letting you know how impressed we are with the decking material and the packaging utilized in shipping it to us. We couldn't be happier. We installed it in a day and a half and are simply waiting to flash it and install the topless glass railing. Here are a few pics of the project at mid day Friday. I'll send more once the project is completely finished. Thanks again for all your help throughout this process and getting this great product to us ahead of schedule.
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    Hello Greg and Mary, Thank you for the recommendation and pictures. What a lovely place. We really like the decking and glass railing job. You guys did a great job. Thank you for sharing with us.

    By canadianuser on Apr 17, 2016
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    I have had this decking installed for 3 years now. It is great decking, but the reason I spent a premium price for decking was to gain dry unheated storage underneath it. Last summer I finished under the deck and was thrilled with the dry space. However, when winter arrived my dry space wasn't dry any longer. I believe what happens is that ice forms in the water channels under the seams where the deck boards are joined. Eventually, water overflows the channels. An email inquiry to the manufacturer resulted in a totally impractical recommendation to had electrical heating cable to keep the channels from freezing. I would need about 750 ft of heating cable, would have to string it between decking and joists, would have to find a way to keep it in contact with the channels, and then would have to pay the operating cost every winter! How practical is that? So, if you are looking to have dry space under your decking, keep looking, this is not it.
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    Oh dear just noticed this review! Our instructions say that aluminum decking (that includes any aluminum decking by any mfr) should not be the sole roofing solution. Typically users apply a continuous membrane like BlueSkin or similar before installing the decking. If you are installing over living space the installation should be planned carefully.

    By Fred Wagner on Oct 06, 2015
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    Hello Ray The shipment arrived and everything in good order. I am impressed that it was wrapped so securely on the skid. And GoJit driver was very helpful - the 20 foot skid was placed at the front of his trailer. He managed with blocks of wood and using skid lifter sideways to inch it bit by bit down to the tailgate. That took a lot of muscle and patience. The driver was great - it made the unloading much easier rather than climbing up and walking down the trailer for each piece, walking back and climbing down again.. Thanks for a great job. Fred Wagner
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    Hello Fred, We are glad that you received your aluminum decking order and the driver was helpful. thank you very much for the review. If you need installation instruction for any of Craft-Bilt's products such as decking, railing, sunroom, patio cover, and awnings are here to download: https://craft-bilt.com/installation-instructions/ Thanks again

    By Bill on May 21, 2015
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    Craft Bilt sells quality products and I am spreading the word to our friends. I will also send you a picture of our deck when completed. Again Thank you very much Best Regards bil
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    Hi Bill, Yes, you are absolutely right, Craft-Bilt sells quality products 🙂 Enjoy your new aluminum watertight deck for many years to come. Thank you

    By Jacques LeCavalier on May 13, 2015
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    Can't ask for any better. Nithi answered all of my questions and was very helpful in providing a list of materials and guidelines on installation. Jacques LeCavalier
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    Hello Jacques, Thanks. What a lovely review. Nithi is one of our customer service reps, and he will be happy to see your nice review about him. Thank you for purchasing aluminum deck material from Craft-Bilt.

    By Craig Wilson on May 13, 2015
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    Product has not been installed yet, but on visual inspection, the product appears to be of excellent quality Experience was amazing! From my first contact with Craft-Bilt, where I requested and quickly received samples, to the final delivery notification, everyone I dealt with was courteous, professional, friendly, and treated me as though I was a valued customer. Craig Wilson
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    Hi Craig, You are a valued customer to us. Thank you very much for the review. Our decking is the best decking material you can purchase in Canada and we manufacture it here in GTA. Thanks again.

    By Paul Hill on Jul 12, 2014
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    Hi Nithi, ​​Project is looking good. See pictures. Once I finish lower deck I will come to you for railings. Thank you and your team for their help so far. Best Regards, Paul Hill
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    Hi Paul, The new deck images are awesome! Your decking and railing project is coming along very well. Let us know if you need any tips for the railing installation. Thanks again.
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    Aluminum Decking Installation Instructions

    How to Install Craft-Bilt’s Aluminum Decking.

    Please use “page controls” below to navigate in the Aluminum Decking Installation Instructions PDF document.

    1-Deck Boards Parallel to House Installation (Pre-request to Perpendicular Installation Below). 

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    2-Deck Boards Perpendicular to House Installation. 

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    See installed jobs on our Youtube Channel.

    These are the most common installation guides. If your specific situation is not addressed, please contact us at (800) 668-6430 or [email protected]

    Instructions can be updated without notice. Please inquire about the latest version.

    Craft-Bilt’s warranty applies to a properly installed product only. Please contact us for warranty details. Labour and installation warranty are provided by the contractor who sells and installs the product. If you purchase products to install yourself (or have installed) then you are solely responsible for labour, installation, and building code issues. DIY’ers should have above-average construction skills and knowledge of building practices and codes. Please carefully read the footnotes on your quote or sales order. Purchases are bound by our Terms and Conditions of Sale.