ZomeTek/Apollo Composite Decking is made from 100% recycled content by mixing natural bamboo fiber and recycled plastics, along with additives to prevent mold and mildew, this decking line will provide years of service with minimal maintenance. Backed with a 25-year residential limited warranty (10-year when used on commercial properties), this decking is strong, resists stains, mold, mildew and moisture and can with stand high traffic, rain, snow, ice, salt and sand and never requires painting, staining or sealing.
ZomeTek’s xBEAM bamboo composite deck planks are extruded from unique, high-pressure and temperature machines which results in each piece being consistent in size and length each and every time. The interior of the xBEAM deck planks have 6 hollow chambers that reduce the weight of each plank. In addition, the hollow channels mean there is less expansion and contraction. Each board is 5×5” wide and 1” tall and all 5 beautiful colors are available in 12, 16 or 20 foot lengths. The ZomeTek xBeam deck planks and can be installed by face screwing the boards or with a hidden fastener system and may be installed using either surface (Ridged or Brushed).
Complimenting Fascia, Stair Treads, Trim, Post Sleeves, Base Collars and Post Caps are available in all the same colors as the deck planks. Please note ~ like most manufactured products, ZomeTek xBeam deck boards and its accessories may have slight color variations from piece to piece. This is due to naturally occurring variations in the bamboo and the recycled plastic. There for, we recommend purchasing all the decking materials at the same time as manufacturing runs can produce slightly different colors.
Zometek xBeam Product Specifications
- 5.5 inches wide, 1 inches thick, (12′, 16′, or 20′ lengths available)
- Ridged (side 1) / Brushed (side 2)
- Face screw or hidden fastener system
- No sealing, painting, or refinishing required
- 100% recycled content
- 96% recycled fibers and HDPE plastic
- 4% additives for color and durability
LEED v3 credit
- Qualifies for MR 6: Rapidly Renewable Materials
- Qualifies for Low Emitting Materials: Flooring Systems
- 25 yr residential warranty
- 10 yr commercial warranty
General ZomeTek xBeam Deck Plank Installation Directions
ZomeTek deck planks cut and work just like real wood, so special tools are not required for cutting or installation. ZomeTek does recommend using a 60-tooth carbide tipped blade.
Before installing, be sure all existing framing is sound and meets your local building codes. To comply with the manufacturer’s recommendations and maintain warranties, the decking joists must be a maximum of 16” on center and proper slope for drainage must be maintained.
xBeam deck planks can be installed by face-screwing or with a blind screw. CAMO is an approved installation method, as well ~ please follow the manufacturer’s instruction for installation.
All materials do expand and contract as temperatures rise and fall. Always leave appropriate gap between deck planks, which do vary based on the length of the plank being installed. Please print the zometek_installation_guide for specifics, as well as more detailed installation instructions.
General ZomeTek xBeam Deck Plank Maintenance
For general cleaning the deck can be sprayed off with a hose to remove surface debris. A mild dish soap mixed with warm water and a soft bristle brush may be used to remove dirt and/or debris from the grooves or texture, then thoroughly rinsed with water. A thorough cleaning using an approved cleaner is recommended twice per year. For a list of approved cleaners, please visit www.zometek.com
To remove light stains caused by food, grease or oil, if mild dish soap and warm water do not remove the stain, try using Simple Green. The sooner the spill is cleaned up, the easier it will be to remove.
Pressure washers may be used with a maximum 1500 PSI. Use a fan tip and keep a distance of at least 8-10” from the deck surface.
Please print the zometek_maintenance_guide for more information
With so many options on the market for manufactured decking, we are certain you will find ZomeTek to be a eco-friendly manufactured decking product that is easy to fall in love with.
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