Q: What is NyloDeck made of?
A: NyloDeck combines recycled carpet fibers with resins and proprietary structural components to produce a high quality decking product. No Wood. No PVC. No Worries.
Q: Does NyloDeck contain any wood, cellulose, or plant fibers?
A: NO, NyloDeck doesn’t contain any plant based fiber which can often lead to issues with moisture, mildew, mold, termites, stains, and swelling.
Q: Does NyloDeck contain any PVC?
A: NO, NyloDeck doesn’t contain PVC and is made using recycled carpet fiber so not only is it durable and lightweight it’s also green.
Q: Why is NyloDeck considered to be environmentally friendly?
A: NyloDeck was selected as one of the top 10 Green Building Products of 2010 by Building Green. It is part of NyloBoard’s mission to help stop the waste stream of carpet fiber that currently contributes billions of pounds to landfills each year and use it to create superior products.
Q: Will it absorb water?
A: NO, NyloDeck is impervious to moisture. In fact our material will even float. Remember that NyloDeck is made from NyloBoard which has been subjected to the rigors of the marine environment for years. Due to its strength, imperviousness to water, and screw retention it has been used in transoms, hulls, floors, bulkheads, and consoles by the top boat manufactures in the US and Canada.
Q: Will it grow mold or mildew?
A: NO, there is no wood or plant fiber to promote the growth of mold and mildew. Keep in mind that dirt build-up on any surface can support the growth of mold or mildew so it is important to periodically clean your deck.
Q: Will termites damage NyloDeck?
A: NO, since NyloDeck does not contain any wood or plant fiber there is nothing for termites to eat.
Q: Is there a potential for static electricity when walking on NyloDeck?
A: An electrostatic charge can be created by the contact and separation of materials. This is referred to as triboelectric charging. Triboelectric charging of NyloDeck like many nonconductive materials can take place in certain situations such as low humidity or dry windy conditions. This effect will dissipate naturally over time. The use of Simple Green® All Purpose Cleaner can minimize electrostatic charge in situations where conditions result in charging being a concern. Combine 1 oz. of Simple Green per cup of water, spray the mixture onto NyloDeck boards, and allow to dry.
Q: Will NyloDeck delaminate?
A: NO, unlike a lot of composite decking NyloDeck does not have a cap-stock. All the materials are combined in a monolithic step.
Q: How much does NyloDeck weigh per linear foot?
A: It weighs approximately 1.6-1.8 lbs./LF which is much lighter and a lot less work to handle than traditional wood-plastic composite decking.
Q: What colors of NyloDeck are available?
A: NyloDeck is available in 6 colors; Saddle Rose, Mountain Mocha, Desert Spice, Harbor Gray, Newport White and Coastal Mist
Q: Is the color throughout the material?
A: YES, this feature helps make our product more durable.
Q: Will the color change or fade?
A: No decking material is 100% fade proof. With NyloDeck, color variation is a design feature we use to enhance the natural appearance of our board. We build-in advanced UV protection to minimize fade.
Q: How do I get stains out?
A: NyloDeck is highly resistant to stains from a variety of items including red wine and food. If something is spilled on your NyloDeck deck, promptly clean with water and a mild household cleaner and/or mild degreaser. Click here to review our Care and Maintenance Guidelines.
Q: Can I use sandpaper to remove stains?
A: NO, using sandpaper will damage the surface of NyloDeck.
Q: Will the water from our swimming pool damage the material?
A: NO, NyloDeck will perform well around pools and hot tubs.
Q: Should I paint / stain / water seal NyloDeck?
A: NO, NyloDeck is a pre-finished decking.
Q: What is the length of the warranty?
A: The limited residential warranty is 25 years and the limited commercial warranty is ten years. We offer a limited 25-year residential fade and stain warranty as well as a limited 10-year commercial fade and stain warranty in addition to our standard warranty. Please see the warranty section of our website for complete details.
Q: Is the warranty prorated and is it transferable?
A: Yes, the warranty is prorated. The warranty is to the original purchaser only.
Q: Does NyloDeck expand in the heat of the summer or contract in the cold of winter?
A: Like all deck materials NyloDeck does expand and contract however, NyloDeck has the best thermal expansion rating of any composite. Review our test results and follow the installation guidelines located in the NyloDeck section of our website.
Q: What spacing is required between the boards?
A: Minimum gap of 1/8” side to side and 1/16” end to end. Follow the installation guidelines in the NyloDeck section of our website.
Q: Is NyloDeck structural?
A: NO, NyloDeck is intended for use as a deck flooring board.
Q: How far can NyloDeck span for residential applications?
A: NyloDeck can span 24” on center perpendicular to joists or 16″ on center at a 45˚ angle. NyloDeck is rated to handle a 100 lb. live load at 24″ on center or 200 lb. live load at 16″ on center. Refer to installation instructions and local building codes or regulations.
Q: Can I cantilever / overhang NyloDeck past the edge of my deck or dock?
A: The maximum overhang is 1-1/2” beyond the deck or dock.
Q: How do I cover the sides of the deck or dock structural framing?
A: Matching NyloDeck fascia board (1/2” x 11-1/4” x 12’) can be ripped to size and attached to provide a finished look to your deck or dock.
Q: Are there any special tools required?
A: NO, NyloDeck can be sawn, routed, drilled, or nailed using conventional wood-working tools.
Q: Can I use a router on NyloDeck?
A: YES, you can rout the sides of NyloDeck for hidden fasteners or when ripping boards down to a narrower width.
Q: How do I fasten NyloDeck?
A: NyloDeck can be attached using industry leading screws or one of the many industry leading hidden fastener systems available. The type and method of installation is the choice of the builder or homeowner. Follow the installation guidelines on our website or click here for a chart of recommended fasteners.
Q: How close to the end or edge of NyloDeck can surface applied fasteners be placed?
A: Screws should be installed a minimum of 3/4” from the end or edge of the board.
Q: Do I need to drill a pilot hole before fastening?
A: NO, unlike most composite boards, there is no need to pre-drill NyloDeck.
Q: Does NyloDeck have an edge groove option for hidden fasteners?
A: YES, NyloDeck is available with an edge groove that works with a number of industry leading hidden fastener systems.
Q: Do I have to buy hidden fasteners from NyloDeck?
A: NO, unlike a lot of competitor’s products, NyloDeck allows the customer to choose the appropriate hidden fastener system for their application.
Q: What sizes and profiles are available in NyloDeck?
A: Nominal 1” x 5-1/2” x 12’, 16’, 20’ and 24′ lengths available. Matching fascia: 1/2″ x 11-1/4” x 12’.
Q: What quantity of NyloDeck comes in a bundle of each length?
A: 12’, 16′, 20′, and 24′ boards are (48) to a bundle, 8 wide x 6 high.