Keystone RV Co. announced the launch of a fully commercialized HYPERDECK, a high performance and water-resistant RV floor construction. According to a press release, the new floors are now in production in the company’s Bullet, Passport, Premier, Outback, Cougar Half-Ton and Laredo Super Lite models.
Patent-pending HYPERDECK performance RV floors are made from 100% inorganic materials, which are water-resistant and less likely to degrade over time. The new design is lighter weight, stronger, and has superior screw retention than conventional laminated wood construction. HYPERDECK will reduce floor weight by as much as 25% 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. When exposed to water, organic materials like wood may retain moisture which can lead to warping, soft spots, mildew or mold. It’s an industrywide concern that we wanted to eliminate for Keystone owners,” said Mark Bullock, senior vice president of engineering for Keystone.
HYPERDECK’s top panel is a series of fiberglass-reinforced polypropylene layers, designed to deliver both durability and resilience. A higher-density foam core increases the floor’s strength, and the bottom layer is a thermoplastic composite material in place of lauan plywood. A final protective film eliminates the need for the Darco wrap that is typically used with laminated wood floor construction.
“It’s a win for manufacturing, it’s a win for product integrity and it’s a win for our customers,” said Jeff Runels, president and CEO. “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.”