Tufdek Product Information
How Tufdek Is Manufactured
Tufdek™ Waterproof Vinyl Decking products are long lasting and durable, adding beauty and value to your home, sundeck or deck waterproofing project. Deck protection products are all about longevity and nothing delivers a longer life expectancy than Tufdek vinyl decking. Compare Tuff Industries’ deck waterproofing products against any other vinyl deck flooring options (including liquid coatings) and you will find Tufdek is your least expensive deck waterproof option year over year. The long service life of Tufdek vinyl deck covering is due to:
- The quality of our waterproof decking material with a 25-year proven PVC formula
- The development of a completely integrated deck waterproofing installation system
- The integrity of our Tufdek Dealers
Continually Tested to Meet High Quality Standards
At Tufdek we feel strongly about our product quality. So strongly in fact that we have Intertek (Warnock Hersey), which is an internationally renowned testing agency, conduct independent quarterly audits to ensure the manufacturing standards we have developed to create the WORLD’S STRONGEST Vinyl Deck Flooring are maintained. We are not just saying we have our Tufdek vinyl deck products tested, we are saying that we have our Tufdek vinyl tested and audited every 3 months to ensure our outdoor vinyl deck flooring products are always made to the same high standards we originally set. Others may make similar claims about product quality but having a third party auditor ensures that every square foot of Tufdek Waterproof Vinyl Deck Flooring we sell consistently meets our high quality standards. See our vinyl deck flooring specifications page to review comparative product testing results.
Durability of Tufdek Waterproof Decking Products
We understand that in real life vinyl deck flooring, roof deck vinyl, or a vinyl pool deck will not only get used, they may also take some abuse. These things happen in real life, which is the exact reason why our Tufdek™ waterproof decking material is made to be stronger than any other vinyl deck flooring in the industry. We did not choose the name Tufdek™ by accident. It is the internal structure of our weft reinforcement and the quality of our PVC formula that makes Tufdek vinyl decking so “Tuff” and no other waterproof decking product even comes close. We know you want an outdoor vinyl deck flooring product that can take the abuse of everyday life, as well as exposure to the elements. We also know that our Tufdek vinyl deck waterproofing products won’t let you down.
Scuffing or abrasions of the printed top surface on vinyl decking can happen if the product is intentionally or unintentionally cared for, abused or mistreated, choosing the right design will minimize potential issues. If you are using vinyl decking in a high traffic area or have a deck where scuffing of shoes or abrasions from furniture is a concern, we suggest you choose designs with less ink or contrast to minimize appearance problems. If you are concerned about vinyl decking performance ask your Authorized dealer which designs are better suited for your application.
The Most Comprehensive Vinyl Decking Warranty
Written warranties for our vinyl deck waterproofing products are your best protection and Tufdek not only provides written product warranties, but also the most comprehensive waterproof vinyl deck warranty in the business which covers both labour and materials.
Vinyl Deck Product FAQ’s
Can you use vinyl flooring outdoors?
Yes, you can buy waterproof PVC vinyl flooring that is specifically designed for installation on sundecks, balconies, porches, patios, roof decks, and practically any outdoor walkable living area. Waterproof vinyl membranes are engineered to withstand the harshest of weather conditions, from scorching summer heat to sub-zero winter conditions.
What is better vinyl or PVC?
PVC stands for Polyvinyl Chloride. While PVC is used for interior vinyl flooring, there are some major differences. Indoor vinyl flooring is moderately waterproof, but it can only be used in a temperature-and UV controlled environments. Waterproof outdoor PVC vinyl flooring is engineered to be incredibly durable. It will expand and contract following the movement of the structure but won’t crack like wood and other deck coverings and can be used to waterproof and protect many outdoor surfaces.
Can I waterproof plywood?
There are many roll-on epoxy and rubber-based waterproof deck coating products available on the market that can be used to waterproof plywood on sundecks, balconies, patios, etc. However, waterproof PVC vinyl membranes are more durable, last longer, are easier to care for, and are available in a wider variety of beautiful colors and patterns.
Can outdoor vinyl flooring be installed over concrete?
Yes, waterproof vinyl decking products can be installed over above-grade concrete surfaces such as pool surrounds, walkways, roof tops, and common areas. The concrete surface must be smooth and clean, and completely free of cracks.
Can you power wash vinyl decking?
Pressure washing equipment can severely damage vinyl deck membranes if not used with due caution. If a pressure washer is used, please keep the following items in mind:
• Do not use any pressure washer tip with less than a 30° arc.
• Do not use a rotating tip apparatus.
• Do not exceed a max PSI of 1000
• Use extreme caution around all trims, railings and caulking.
Tufdek is the WORLD’S STRONGEST vinyl decking