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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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.


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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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.


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



Frequently Ask Questions 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 matches our sand railing colour. Grey goes with many outdoor landscapes and 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 sun’s reflection 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.

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    How Much Does Aluminum Decking Cost?

    The price of aluminum deck boards is about $22-$23 per square ft.

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    Aluminum Decking Installation

    How to Install Craft-Bilt’s Aluminum Decking.

    Please visit our installation page for instructions.

    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.

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    Factors Contributing to the Vulnerability of Decks and Patios in Terms of Fire

    Several factors contribute to the vulnerability of decks and patios, making them susceptible to fire hazards:

    Slotted Deck Surfaces: Decks with slotted surfaces can accumulate combustible debris below, providing fuel for potential fires. This accumulation increases the risk of ignition from embers, posing a significant hazard.

    Noncombustible Aluminum Deck by Craft-Bilt

    Combustible Deck Boards: The majority of deck boards, including dimensional wood and plastic materials, are combustible. This inherent combustibility makes them prone to ignition when exposed to fire or heat sources, further elevating the fire spread and damage risk.

    Non-Combustible Aluminum: Incorporating non-combustible materials like aluminum into deck construction can significantly reduce fire risk. Aluminum is inherently non-combustible, meaning it does not contribute to the spread of fire. By using aluminum components for railings, framing, fencing and decking systems, homeowners can enhance the fire safety of their outdoor structures.

    FireSmart Canada Program: The FireSmart Canada program offers valuable resources and guidelines for homeowners looking to improve the fire resilience of their properties. By following FireSmart principles and incorporating non-combustible materials like aluminum, homeowners can create defensible spaces and reduce the risk of wildfire damage.

    Some regions have FireSmart rebate programs for homeowners who conduct FireSmart work on their property. Craft-Bilt Aluminum Decking has been used in the FireSmart Program. Check with local authorities to see if your area has a rebate program and eligibility criteria.

    Access Test Results: Consumers can download test results confirming aluminum’s non-combustible properties from the National Research Council Canada (NRC) website using the following link: NRC Test Results. These results provide scientific evidence supporting the use of aluminum in fire-resistant outdoor structures.

    By addressing these factors and implementing appropriate fire safety measures, homeowners and builders can mitigate the risk of fire-related incidents and enhance the safety of their outdoor structures.