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Lockdry Aluminum Decking

Lockdry aluminum decking uses a continuous locking seal to create a watertight maintenance free seamless floor surface. Lockdry is made from 6005-T5 Powder Coated Aluminum and comes in 6” wide 1” thick interlocking profiles that is engineered to support 240 PSF live load. Lockdry is available in 4 standard colors with matching railings. The powder coated surface is slip resistant and stays cooler to the touch than wood or concrete. Lockdry is easy to install and comes with a limited lifetime warranty. For more information visit www.lockdry.com


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Lockdry Aluminum Decking

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