Recycled Decking Materials

Posted on 11:57 pm | Posted in WPC Decking Blog | Posted by Admin

Deck building involves selecting and working with a variety of building materials. In the past your choices were limited to pressure treated wood, cedar, or redwood. Today your choices are not so simple. The options range from composite decking made from recycled plastics and wood. New products are flooding into the market every year. You may be trying to accomplish a certain look or cut down on maintenance.

Composite Floor Decking

Composite Wood Recycled Decking Materials

Composite wood recycled decking materials can be stained by some oils if they are not cleaned off.WPC recycled decking materials are considered not responsive to the environment. Unfortunately modern plastic materials are used in production when recycled materials could be used. WPC recycled decking materials are typically more expensive than their recycled brothers. Some PVC composite decking needs to be surface fastened, requiring re drilling, countersinking which pierces the PVC skin on the outside.

Composite Wood Porches Decking

A variety of manufactured decking systems are aimed at the commercial and DIY markets. Materials include FRP (fiber-reinforced plastic), recycled HDPE (high-density polyethylene), and polyvinyl chloride (PVC).

Most of composite wood porches decking products are available in a nominal 6-inch thick and have an etched surface to provide traction and a wood-grain appearance. Most products are sold as a complete system with integral fasteners, end caps, and other accessories, making them well suited to the DIY market.

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