Wood Polymer CompositePosted on 2:28 am | Posted in WPC Decking Blog | Posted by
Wood polymer composite is a mixture of wood by-products and recycled materials that are combined under pressure and exuded into boards. The result is a material that is designed to resist rot and insect damage, and also is said to be free of the problems that afflict wood decks, such as weathering, cracking or splitting. There also is true plastic lumber that contains no wood and is composed primarily of recycled plastics and fiberglass. Wood is still the preferred decking material, but composites and plastic lumber are growing in popularity and now account for about 20% of the market. What are some of the features of these products, and how do you maintain decks made with them?
To maintain the original finish, clean the lumber with soap and water. No sealing or painting is required; as a general rule, paint will not adhere to American Wood polymer composite products.
Plastic Lumber-Basic Uses
American Wood polymer composite products can be used as replacements for wood lumber applications. For exterior applications where weathering resistance and low maintenance are required, American Plastic Lumber should be your choice.
Used in both residential and commercial applications, American Plastic Lumber products will exceed the performance of conventional lumber in the worst environmental conditions.
Benefits of Plastic Lumber
Plastic lumber offers many advantages over wood as a decking material:
2.Higher density than wood
3.Does not contain chemical treatments
4.Does not splinter, crack or warp
5.Can be molded into many different shapes and sizes, including curves
6.Waterproof and resists rot and mold without sealant
7.Stain-proof against many chemicals and substances
8.Manufactured in a range of colors and doesn’t require paint
9.Fade-proof against the elements
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