Determining your decking surface material is the first step in deciding what type of Bison pedestal you will need. Bison pedestals can handle a variety of decking materials. Bison Innovative Products Wood Tiles, made of ipe and cumaru, are available in 2’x2’, 2’x4’, semi-custom and custom sizes, have 6, 7, and 8 slat formats and can be arranged in various patterns and are suitable for outdoor use.
Bison deck supports are also able to handle materials other than wood tiles including concrete tiles, natural stone, faux turf, porcelain tiles and more. The number of pedestals needed is roughly one for every 3-4 square feet of deck. Most concrete and wood decks will need one pedestal per tile but will depend on the complexity of the deck design.
In addition to wood or concrete tiles and pedestals, there are additional accessories that may be needed. Depending on the size of the installation, couplers may have to be added to pedestals to increase pedestal height to their max capacity. Other accessories such as shims and base levelers, braces and fastening kits may be needed depending on slope and other installation factors.
For help estimating tiles and pedestals and other accessories needed for installation please contact our technical services department at 800.333.4234.