Designing & Building Your New Rhino Deck

Designing & Building Your New Rhino Deck 
When designing your new deck, or renovating an existing structure, plan on finishing your project with Rhino Deck composite decking. Use standard wood posts and joist runners when constructing the frame, then finish the project with Rhino Deck composite decking boards, spindles and posts. Remember, Rhino Deck is only designed for use as a deck board.

Installation Temperature and Board Gapping
For optimum performance: install at the mean temperature of your geographical area. Rhino Deck composite decking reacts to dramatic changes in weather much like natural materials. Gap end joints should be spaced allowing 1/16″ for every 20 degrees of difference between installation temperature and the hottest average temperature expected. Allow 1/4″ gap between sides of boards allowing for moisture absorption and water drainage.
Joist spans should be no more than 16″ on center, the same as recommended for wood construction.

Fastening
We recommend high quality deck screws. Rhino Deck composite decking lasts and so should your fastener. Use at least a #8, 2 1/4″ or longer deck screw. Pre-drill the diameter of the deck screw through Rhino Deck composite decking to allow for thermal expansion and contraction. Make sure to pre-drill only the deck board and not the stringer or joist. To prevent board ends from splitting, it is important to pre-drill so that you get a complete clearance hole. Make sure the heads of the screws are at least at least 2″ away from the end of the boards; and 1″ from the side of the board.

Cutting Tools
Carbide tipped tools are recommended.

Weathering
Deck areas that have different exposures to the elements, for example, under an overhang or a table would have less exposure, therefore, will show less weathering to neighboring boards.

Safety Information
As when doing any home improvement project, all safety precautions must be taken when handling materials and tools, including, but not limited to, the use of eye protection, gloves, safety guards on saws, and all power tools. Also, a safe work environment should be maintained which includes children and pets being absent from the construction area.

Handling Information
Rhino Deck composite decking acts very much the same as wood. Being heavier in weight, use the same precautions you would when handling natural materials. Store for long periods of time flat, with support every 2 feet. Do not attempt to lift similar volumes of Rhino Deck board as if it were wood.

Recycled Product
Master Mark Plastics is the manufacturer of Rhino Deck located in beautiful central Minnesota. Master Mark is recognized as one of the top HDPE recyclers in the country. Master Mark recycles upward of 35 million pounds of recycled HDPE plastic annually.

Recycled material is important. Rhino Deck composite decking uses approximately 50% recycled wood and 50% recycled plastic. The recycled wood is from recovered shipping pallets and scrap wood from cabinet making operations. The HDPE plastic is from recovered post consumer bottles. These ingredients are then blended with colorant and U.V. stabilizers to make Rhino Deck composite decking, the toughest and longest lasting composite decking material for your building projects.

Cleaning and caring for your Rhino Deck composite decking is easy.

Care & Cleaning

Designing & Building Your New Deck

When designing your new deck, or renovating an existing structure, plan on finishing your project with Rhino Deck. Use standard wood posts and joist runners when constructing the frame, then finish the project with Rhino Deck boards, spindles and posts. Remember, Rhino Deck is only designed for use as a deck board.

Installation Temperature and Board Gapping

Please refer to our latest installation guide.

Fastening
Please refer to our latest installation guide.

Cutting Tools

Carbide tipped tools are recommended.

Weathering

Rhino Deck will exhibit some natural, desirable color variation; and fading.  Deck areas that have different exposures to the elements, for example, under an overhang or a table would have less exposure, therefore, will show less weathering to neighboring boards.

Safety Information

As when doing any home improvement project, all safety precautions must be taken when handling materials and tools, including, but not limited to, the use of eye protection, gloves, safety guards on saws, and all power tools. Also, a safe work environment should be maintained which includes children and pets being absent from the construction area.  Notching posts does not meet building codes, voids all warranties and will result in an unsafe railing.

Handling Information
Rhino Deck acts very much the same as wood. Being heavier in weight, use the same precautions you would when handling natural materials. Store for long periods of time flat, with support every 2 feet. Do not attempt to lift similar volumes of Rhino Deck board as if it were wood.

Cleaning
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Recycled Product

Master Mark Plastics is the manufacturer of Rhino Deck located in beautiful central Minnesota. Master Mark is recognized as one of the top HDPE recyclers in the country. Master Mark recycles upward of 35 million pounds of recycled HDPE plastic annually, keeping thousands of tons of plastic out of landfills every year.

Recycled material is important. Rhino Deck uses approximately 50% recycled wood and 50% recycled plastic. The recycled wood is from recovered shipping pallets and scrap wood from cabinet making operations. The HDPE plastic is from recovered post consumer bottles. These ingredients are then blended with colorant and U.V. stabilizers to make Rhino Deck, the toughest and longest lasting decking material for your building projects.

Want to show off your project?
We want to see it! Here is an opportunity for you to proudly show off your latest project that you have created using Rhino Deck boards, posts and spindles. No matter what project you have done, Rhino Deck materials can be used in a variety of places like decks, walkways, gazebos, pool areas, docks, children’s play areas and other places that you want a low maintenance, splinter free materials! We would love to see what you have done. The photo(s) sent will be for our internal use only, and will contact you for your approval if we use the photo(s) for other than internal uses.

Please send us your color photograph(s) in the mail to:
Master Mark Plastics
Marketing Department, P.O. Box 662
Albany, MN 56307-0662
Or send us digital images of your deck projects through email to: marketing@mastermark.com

Rhino Deck: Your Source For Strong Composite Decking And Railings

Rhino Deck: Your Source For Strong Composite Decking And Railings

Do you love the look of wood, but hate the staining, the rotting, the splintering, and the overall maintenance? Call Rhino Deck, where we can show you a range of products that give you the look of wood with the longevity of recycled plastic. With composite decking and railing products, you won’t have to worry about fading, scratching, or staining ever again.

Rhino Deck Provides High Quality, Low Maintenance Decking

Rhino Deck has been recycling its own plastic since 1986, and now turns that plastic into durable composite decking and railing products. The Rhino Deck products are made of a PVC hybrid that allows for over two decades of backyard beauty. Be proud of your deck and yard. Rhino Deck can make that happen.

Will My Rhino Deck Look Like Real Wood?

A Rhino Deck can be customized to your color choice, but the colors for you to choose from are very natural. Choose from original colors or the earth color collection, all of which have a natural looking wood grain running through each plank. Whether you choose a solid plank or grooved, you’re sure to love your new Rhino Deck and how solid it feels under your feet.

Add some outdoor square footage to your home today. Call or email Rhino Deck to see what kind of deck would work best for you.