How Does Composite Timber Decking Work With Pedestal Flooring?

How Does Composite Timber Decking Work With Pedestal Flooring?


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  • How Do Composite Timber Decking And Pedestal Flooring Fit Together?
  • Decking 101: Pedestal Paver Solutions For Composite Timber Decks



A composite timber deck is a fantastic addition to any home or building, providing aesthetics, value, and space for entertaining and relaxing. But what if your outdoor area has a sloped or uneven surface? Installing a pedestal flooring system is the perfect solution.


We’ll now take a closer look at composite timber decking and how it works with pedestal flooring.


What is composite timber?


Composite timber is made of recycled wood fibres and plastic (ie sawdust and polypropylene), as well as binding agents. When they’re combined, they form a material that’s stronger, heavier, and denser than natural timber, making composite timber a popular choice for decking.


Other benefits of composite timber:


  • Fast and easy to install
  • Hidden clip system
  • Cool underfoot
  • Doesn’t splinter
  • Has anti-slip properties
  • Simply wash with soapy water occasionally
  • Resistant to stains, termites, rot, mould, saltwater, and pool chlorine
  • Resistant to weather, fading, UV rays, and ageing
  • Can be moulded into specific shapes and forms
  • Looks and feels like wood
  • Available in a range of colours.


How does composite timber decking work with pedestal flooring?


Pedestal flooring is a raised floor system that uses adjustable pedestals (aka pods) to create stable and perfectly level floors in both residential and commercial buildings. It serves as a foundation for flooring material like composite timber decking.


Adjustable pedestals are recommended for constructing composite timber decks. At KEKSIÄ, we have an adaptive decking system called the Wood Deck System and it can be used with the SE, NM, and Star T Series pedestal pavers. These can be installed on sloping or uneven surfaces and adjusted using a special key from above to compensate for any unevenness, irregularities, and gradients.


Other benefits of pedestal pavers:


  • Lightweight, portable, and recyclable.
  • The anti-slip and anti-noise heads reduce noise.
  • No chemicals or adhesives are used in installation.
  • Faster, easier, and cheaper than installing stumps and bearers.
  • Structural movement is absorbed as the floor isn’t connected to the structure.
  • Small gaps between the boards allow water to fall through for fast and efficient drainage.
  • The gap under the floor provides easy access and concealment of cables, pipes, lighting systems, etc.
  • Air circulation beneath the floor improves thermal insulation and extends the life of the waterproof membrane.
  • Strong, safe, and durable due to the supports being made from special compounds and having a continuous thread between the base and screw.


Building the deck


When it comes to building the deck, you’ll obviously need the decking boards, as well as a screwdriver (electric or otherwise), clips & screws, box level, and measuring tape. The amount of composite decking boards required will depend on the size of your deck.


The construction begins by building a strong foundation for your deck. The timber joist you choose will be secured to the Wood Deck adaptive decking head along with the pedestal you chose. If the substrate falls to a gradient of up to 5%, the SE Series pedestals will self-adjust to ensure level joists.


Once your deck’s frame is complete, the first composite decking board will be secured using a fastener, drill, and screw through the side of the decking into the joist. This process is repeated until all boards have been laid. 


So, whether you want to install composite timber decking on a balcony, patio or rooftop, you should use adjustable pedestals to create a perfectly level raised floor.


Get in touch with KEKSIÄ for composite timber & timber deck pedestals


At KEKSIÄ, we service residential and commercial projects in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland, and the ACT. So if you’re interested in installing a raised timber deck on your property, look no further than our composite timber decking range and pedestal flooring system.


To find out more about how our pedestal solutions for outdoor decks can help you or to obtain a quick quote, just give us a call on 1300 633 099 or visit our Contact page to get in touch with us about your upcoming project.

Article by: Nenad Pesik

Nenad Pesik is the General Manager at KEKSIÄ. He has been working in the building industry for 4 years, specialising in pedestals and raised floors. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration and on a daily basis consults with businesses to find the best solution to their construction needs.