Who is TRUNORTHDECK™?
TRUNORTHDECK™ (TND) is a privately owned company located in Brantford, ON.
How is our product different from the other composite decking available?
• 100 % Arkansas Rice Hulls
• Rice hulls will not harbor mold or fungus
• Rice hulls will not burn or decay easily
• Rice hulls absorb very little moisture
• Looks and cuts like real wood
• Cut off and waste can be recycled
• Planks expand and contract adapting to varying weather conditions
How much potential waste is recycled from the landfill in order to produce TND’s composite decking?
A 10 ft. x 16 ft. sized deck recovers 6,000 plastic water bottles from the landfill.
How do I calculate how much material is required?
To calculate the amount of lineal feet of decking needed measure the square footage of your deck and multiply that by 2.28. Depending on the complexity of your deck you may want to add 10% for cut off waste (Example: 10 ft. x 10 ft. = 100 square ft. x 2.28 = 228 lineal feet). To calculate how many fastening clips required calculate 2.5 clips per square foot when joists are on 16” centers and 5 clips per square foot when joists are on 12” centers.
What tools do I need?
You can use the same tools you use on wood products using a regular carbide blade, table saw, radial arm, hand saw, drill bits and routers. TND composite decking and accessories cut and shape just like real wood.
What is the Slide & Go® System?
TND has a complete decking system. The Slide & Go® system is the use of the hidden fastening clip allowing your next board to slide into position and ready for the next fastening clip. This decking system allows for expansion and contraction of the composite material. All plastics or composites expand and contract according to weather conditions.
Can I clean it using a power wash?
We recommend power washing in the spring and fall or as required. Rice Hulls are very hard and power washing will not harm the board. Power wash using soap detergent and a hose fan spread of 6” or more.
How do I repair the board if my BBQ fell over?
Most stains will power wash and detergent soap. Small stubborn stains can be removed using a brass wire brush going with the direction of the grain on the composite decking material.
What about badly stained or accidental BBQ burns?
The boards can be slid out by loosening the clips, sliding the board out and turning it over as there is a wood grain finish on both sides. Never stain or clear coat the decking material. Paint or clear coat will eventually peel off as it does with wood.
Will the colour of the decking fade?
All colours will fade to some degree. Decking material will have minimum fading and the gloss appearance will disappear. Any fade in colour will look the same as the end of the board after cutting.