Keystone RV Innovation Lab has commercialized Hyperdeck, a high-performance and water-resistant RV floor construction. The new floors are now offered in the company’s Bullet, Passport, Premier, Outback, Cougar Half-Ton and Laredo Super Lite models.
The patent-pending Hyperdeck RV floors, made from 100 percent inorganic materials, are water-resistant and less likely to degrade over time. The new design is lighter in weight, stronger and has superior screw retention than conventional laminated wood construction. Hyperdeck will reduce floor weight by as much as 25 percent in some models.
“Hyperdeck is a great example of how Keystone RV is reinventing construction fundamentals to deliver the highest quality products to the market,” said Mark Bullock, senior vice president of engineering for Keystone RV Co. “When exposed to water, organic materials like wood may retain moisture which can lead to warping, soft spots, mildew or mold. It’s an industry-wide concern that we wanted to eliminate for Keystone owners.”
Hyperdeck’s top panel features a series of fiberglass-reinforced polypropylene layers. The product’s design provides durability and resilience. A higher-density foam core increases the floor’s strength. The bottom layer is a thermoplastic composite material in place of lauan plywood. A protective film eliminates the need for Darco wrap typically used with laminated wood floors.
“It’s a win for manufacturing, it’s a win for product integrity and it’s a win for our customers,” Keystone RV Co. President and CEO Jeff Runels said. “We have some unbelievable innovations in the pipeline this year that will continue to push what owners and dealers can expect from Keystone. I’m proud that our engineering team had the vision and the tenacity to deliver a flooring solution that checks so many boxes.”
The Hyperdeck RV floor is exclusively available on Keystone RV Co. products.
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