The patented invisible fastening system is achieved by using the Etech clip, this in itself a revolution in exterior decking.
Designers, Architects and private clients should specify this decking when a style and surface finish matched by no other decking material is required.
Correct installation is important for all composite products. Euro Covering S.L. warranties the durability of Exterpark Tech for a period of 5 years granting its stability against humidity and temperature once installed in accordance with the installation guide, and in normal use and maintenance conditions, understanding by use to be strictly pedestrian without presence of abrasive elements. Understand and assuming it will be exposed to severe conditions.
The installation guide should be followed carefully before proceeding with installation. Exterpark Tech's installation is similar to Exterpark outdoor wood flooring systems. Nevertheless the difference in composition will make Exterpark Tech perform differently, it is fundamental to know these differences when planning an installation in the correct way.
Exterpark Tech is high density polyethylene and vegetable fibre, the performance and behaviour is homogeneous, therefore the coefficient of expansion and contraction will be the same in any direction. Apart from considering the importance of transversal expansion such as in the wood, the installer will also have to consider the rest of the variables: width and length (short ends).
The installation surface has to comply with the following:
Capacity to evacuate the water that will drain through Exterpark Tech. The most common installation will be done in concrete, with impermeable surface and smooth slopes to address water to evacuation pipes. If the under floor is not waterproof, a polyethylene sheet should be installed (gauge 0.6mm overlapped at least 20cm) and this will be fixed with the pedestals of the Exterpark Tech installation. By using the sheet the installer will ensure that the surface evacuates the water and at the same time it will not be absorbed by the concrete therefore we will reduce the risk of high humidity levels in the under structure.
Surface should be perfectly levelled.
The distance between them is mentioned at the beginning of this guide and depends on the use of private or commercial.
Pedestals (or the linking structure of the joists to the concrete) will be placed every 40cm.
It is recommended that the height of the installation is not less than 15 cm in order to confer a good ventilation of the under structure.
Intallation of Exterpark Tech:
Exterpark Tech will be installed by complete rows. As it is supplied in fixed length the designer/professional can decide whether to make all joints at the same place or random joints. It is extremely important that the joints (short ends) are always finished on top of a joist and a linking ETech clip should be used to connect the two short ends at the same time to the joist. As mentioned previously, allow for an expansion gap lengthwise too (same distance as in the laterals). The first row will be fixed to the joists by using polyurethane adhesive or screwing it into the joist (recommended under the surface). Place the ETech standard and linking clips accordingly and then place the second row. The rest of the installation should follow the same process until conclusion. Last row will be also fixed with polyurethane mass.
Gravel or soil are not recommended under flooring bases as they are extremely porous and in case of long periods of rain the water will be accumulated underneath. The use of a polyethylene sheet will not be suitable on top of this surface neither.
If installing along the perimeter of a swimming pool slopes should be considered to address the water in the opposite direction of the swimming pool for hygienic reasons.
Exterpark Tech is Maintenance-free. No cracks should appear due to changes in environmental humidity or temperature. Exterpark Tech will loose colour in a very small percentage due to the exposure of its vegetable components to UV rays. After this stage it will maintain the tonality for an infinite time.
|Use:||Advanced outdoor flooring systems for use as walking surface on exteriors decks, balconies, porches, facades, ceilings and walkways including stairs.|
|Composition:||Extruded thermoplastic composite utilizing (HDPE polyethylene and natural wood fibre.|
|Manufacturing:||Exterpark Plus Tech is manufactured in solid profile and supplied with an invisible patented fastening system PLUS. Extruded grooves are in each long side to fasten and connect boards with ETech Clips. The function of this special clip is to allow for the flooring to contract and expand and at the same time offer a sound installation.|
|Durability:||Polyethylene and wood fibres are treated to resist weather effects.|
|Colour:||In four different colours, Snow, Slate, Anthracite and Earth.|
|Dimensions:||26mm Thickness, 146 mm finished width and 2200mm total length. (all colours)|
|Substructure:||Exterpark Tech is recommended to be installed with Tropical wood joists 38x50mm.|
|Texture:||The surface is a smooth and textured surface without simulating the grain of timber. The sides are a smooth surface without simulated wood grain.|
|Loading:||Exterpark Tech structural loading exceeds British standard of 4 Kn/m|
|Packaging:||8.3 kg / board, 3 boards /package, 168 boards (53.96 sq m) per double pallet|
|Guarantee:||The guarantee is only applicable to defect s presented in Exterpark Tech Decking after a proper installation using the installation guide and all materials supplied by Exterpark or approved. ETech Joists or Tropical hardwood joists are permitted with the use of Etech Clips and stainless screws of minimum dimension 4mm x 40mm.|
|Advantages of use:||Contemporary Finish -
100% recyclable, eco-friendly -
4 different colours -
Barefoot friendly -
Requires reduced maintenance -
All-weather resistant -
Easy installation and cleaning -
|Private projects - 366mm||20/20||7/sq m|
|Commercial projects - 314mm||25/25||8/sq m|