Thank you for your question. No, the decking cannot be overlaid onto an existing solid surface. The plywood should be removed and the decking installed directly to the joists.
Thank you for your question. The Jatoba decking can be installed on joists spaced at 16" on center if install perpendicular to the joists, or on 12" spacing if installing on a diagonal.
Thank you for your question. The number of boards needed can vary depending on the deck configuration and allowable waste. 145- 16' boards will cover 1050 sq, feet, but only if there is no loss from cutting materials.
Thank you for your question. The Jatoba decking is only stocked in a limited number of locations, but we show that the stores in Wappinger Falls, Port Chester, Albany and Freeport normally carry these. You may wish to contact the stores to verify if they currently have inventory due to higher than normal demand for the material.
Thank you for your question. Yes, we have videos on Youtube to assist with installation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u24MFZzEZjg
Thank you for your question. 16 of the 16' deck boards would cover this square footage if you do not have any waste.
Thank you for your question. The decking has only been tested for use in an exterior application with the recommended 3/16" spacing between boards. We cannot advise how it would perform in an interior application without spacing as we have not tested it for performance results.
Thanks for the question. We do have composite decking in 20ft lengths you can reach out to your local Home Depot for colors and pricing.
Thank you for your question. Yes, lighting can affect the board appearance. Indoor lighting such as in the store, or in the shade or evening outdoors will make the boards look darker while sunlight will make them look lighter.
Thank you for your question. All decking materials, whether wood, composite or metal, undergo some degree of linear expansion with the change of weather and the seasons. For best spacing results, keep boards out of direct sun during storage and cutting processes and throughout installation, if possible. To compensate for the effects of contraction and expansion, use short boards (where possible) with splitter / divider boards between each continuous run of boards.Adequate board spacing of a minimum 3/16 in. (4.8 mm) between board sides will provide proper drainage and assist with the removal of small organic debris. Allow a minimum of 1/4-in. (6.4 mm) spacing between boards and any permanent structure. Spacing requirements must be met for full Fiberon® warranty coverage. End-to-side spacing recommendations are determined by the temperature at 1/8 in. for temperatures below 70 degrees Fahrenheit, or 1/16 in. for temperatures above 70 degrees Fahrenheit.