Deckorators® Introduces New Composite Decking Ideal for Pool and Spa Applications
Voyage decking offers superior traction, water-contact warranty
Managing Director, Marketing
For Immediate Release
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., October 10, 2018 – Deckorators®, a brand of Universal Forest Products, Inc. (Nasdaq: UFPI), has unveiled VoyageTM, a new line of wood-alternative decking that is perfect for pool, spa and hot tub applications. Deckorators unveiled Voyage composite decking at DeckExpo 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. Made with patented EovationsTM technology that allows virtually no water absorption, Voyage features textured embossing for superior traction on the deck surface, along with an industry-leading warranty that covers water and ground contact.
The textured embossing offers homeowners the enhanced safety of superior traction underfoot in both dry and wet conditions. Voyage decking provides 34 percent or greater surface traction than other leading brands of composite decking. Voyage decking was tested against other leading capped composite deck boards in wet conditions by an independent third-party lab under the AS/NZS 4586-2013 standard. The deck boards were tested on Sept. 24-25, 2018.
Voyage is backed by a 25-year structural, 25-year stain-and-fade and 25-year removal-and-replacement limited warranty that includes water and ground contact. Deckorators is one of the only brands in the industry to stand behind installations in, or in contact with, water or ground.
Bold vertical grain variegation gives Voyage — an ultra-low maintenance composite — the trend-forward look of the highest-quality wood. Voyage comes in four beautiful colors that are the most popular in outdoor living spaces among homeowners: Sierra (dark gray), Tundra (gray), Costa (golden brown) and Mesa (red brown).
Voyage decking will be available for 2019 in 12-, 16- and 20-foot solid and slotted-edge profiles, as well as 12-foot fascia. It joins FrontierTM and VaultTM decking in the Eovations family of strong, lightweight and stable boards.
“We use extensive input from dealers and contractors to develop products that help them stand out from the competition,” said Chris Camfferman, managing director, marketing, Deckorators. “Our partners have experienced the unique benefits of our Frontier and Vault composite decking with Eovations technology. We’re thrilled to introduce them to Voyage, the best product in a good-better-best Eovations line.”
Made with polypropylene and mineral filler in a process exclusive to Eovations, Voyage decking absorbs virtually no moisture because it contains no organic material, making it ideal for pool and spa projects. Decking with Eovations technology significantly outperformed leading competitive wood-plastic composite decking in recent water absorption testing.
Eovations technology makes Voyage decking not only water-resistant, but also strong, lightweight and stable. During the Eovations process, the polymer-mineral blend is extruded and stretched. The result is a fibrous, 7/8 inch-by-5½-inch composite board that looks and works like wood. At the same time, each board is:
· 35 percent lighter than most wood-plastic composite decking and similar in weight to PVC for easier handling on the job site.
· Twice as strong as PVC decking in terms of stiffness-to-weight ratio for superior durability.
· Extremely stable with the lowest thermal expansion/contraction of any thermoplastic deck board.
Voyage is capped with durable polypropylene to create a surface that is stain-, fade- and scratch-resistant.
For more information on Voyage decking, visit www.deckorators.com/deckexpo or call (800) 332-5724.
Deckorators, the first name in decking, railing and accessories and the originator of the round aluminum baluster, is a brand of Universal Consumer Products, Inc., a subsidiary of Universal Forest Products, Inc. Deckorators started the low-maintenance aluminum balusters category with the Classic Series and has since led the industry with many new and innovative decking and railing products. Its approach to developing exciting and distinct products allows both DIYers and builders to bring the personal creativity of interior design to outdoor living.
To learn more about Deckorators decking and railing accessories, visit www.deckorators.com or call 800-332-5724.
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UNIVERSAL FOREST PRODUCTS, INC. (NASDAQ: UFPI)
Universal Forest Products, Inc. is a holding company with subsidiaries and operations around the world that supply three markets: retail, construction and industrial. Founded in 1955, the Company is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich. For more information about Universal Forest Products, Inc., or its affiliated operations, go to www.ufpi.com.