Tufdek Product Information

How Tufdek Is Manufactured

Tufdek Products

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 product 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 products 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.

Contact Tufdek

To learn more about our Tufdek vinyl deck flooring and deck waterproofing products, please send us an email, or contact Tuff Industries online.

To call Tufdek toll-free dial 1-877-860-9333.

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“Quality, quality, quality! Our business is built on our ability to provide the best quality products and installations. Tufdek™ was the only choice for us when it came to choosing a waterproofing product. Being “Authorized Tufdek Dealers” allows us to offer the best product, service and warranty in the industry.”
Dean, Authorized Tufdek Dealer since 2004
“I became a Tufdek™ dealer because of the superior quality of the Tufdek vinyl. In comparison to other products I’ve installed over the last 10 years, the strength of Tufdek combined with their Polycarbonate surface protection makes Tufdek the best waterproofing system on the market. I enjoy being able to offer my customers a product that performs well beyond their expectations.” Dave, Authorized Tufdek Dealer since 2011
“We cater to the discerning client who wants the best possible products and service. Being in the construction industry for over 20 years, we have found Tufdek™ to be the only vinyl decking product to give us quality products, designer colors and excellent customer service, all of which our customers deserve.” Mark & Magnus, Authorized Tufdek Dealer since 2006
“Tufdek ™ is the best quality, strongest, most durable vinyl deck flooring on the market. All Tufdek vinyl deck waterproofing products have the added benefit of being protected with a proprietary Aqueous based ink and revolutionary Polycarbonate top finish system, enabling us to offer the industry’s best warranties. Tufdek dealers service a niche market, selling and installing deck flooring products to a select group of clients looking for the best waterproof deck performance. Tufdek fits well into our business model as we are a high quality company serving a very discerning clientele.” Ken, Authorized Tufdek Dealer since 2013
I have known Bryan Hughes with Tuff Industries for many years. He and his firm have an excellent reputation and background. John W. Wells, RRO Senior Partner & President Wells Klein Consulting Group Inc
“We work with clients who demand the best and we make that possible by offering the most unique and innovative products in the industry. Tuff Industries has the best performing and best looking vinyl deck products on the market and we are pleased to be the “Authorized Dealer” for Tufdek™ in the Okanagan Valley. Shayla, Authorized Tufdek Dealer since 2004
“We love installing the Tufdek™ brand of vinyl because of its high quality, amazing color choices and product consistency. Tufdek™ is incredibly strong and dimensionally stable due to the weft reinforcement, and the added benefits of the Aqueous based inks with revolutionary Polycarbonate top finish. Vinyl surface protection makes Tufdek™ the only choice.” Archie, Authorized Tufdek Dealer since 2010
"Tufdek has brought vinyl decking to another level.” Glen Fawdry, President, Fawdry Homes Ltd
“As business owners it’s important for us to use the highest quality vinyl products and system we can count on for every application, every time. We have chosen to be “Authorized Tufdek™ Dealers” because in our opinion, Tufdek™ has proven to be the industry’s leading manufacturer and the only product on the market that have Aqueous based inks with revolutionary Polycarbonate top finish. Tufdek™ with Aqueous based inks and revolutionary Polycarbonate top finish prevents premature scuffing in high traffic areas which gives our customers security and comfort in knowing their investment will last longer. Customer service is a priority to Atlas and Tufdek™ products help us deliver that service every time.” Gord and Jan, Authorized Tufdek Dealer since 2013

Tufdek is the WORLD’S STRONGEST vinyl decking

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