Learn some information about composite decking boards decorative
This article explains in detail some information about composite decking. Including how to choose the best composite decking material, compare the cost of different composite panels. And how to install and clean composite decking boards.
In the 1990s, when wood-plastic composite decking first appeared, the price was higher and colors choices were few. Ten years later, with the advancement of technology and changes in social needs, composite decking material manufacturers began to provide natural wood grain products. Such as cedarwood and red pinewood, and composite materials were accepted by more and more people.
People’s awareness of environmental protection has also promoted the development of wood-plastic composite materials. Because most composite materials are made of recyclable waste: wood chips, used plastic shopping bags, etc. The development of wood-plastic composite materials is beneficial to protect the environment.
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What material is the composite decorative board made of?
Mix the appropriate amount of wood fiber and plastic with toner, ultraviolet inhibitor, and other additives, and then heat and extrude. When wood grain is added during extrusion, the WPC decking produced will have different surface wood grains in different colors.
What is the cost of composite decking?
The WPC decking prices are US$1.8-3.5 per square foot. And the price of WPC wall cladding is US$1.5-2.5 per square foot.
Composite decking installation
Even if you are not a skilled installation worker, you can also install and fix the composite decks according to the installation. The composite material panel usually has a snap structure, which is easy to install and fix. And the matching fixing parts can be hidden under the decorative surface without affecting the overall aesthetics. instructions.
How to clean composite decks?
Different from the complex maintenance and maintenance of wooden floors. Composite decking usually only needs to be scrubbed with soapy water.
What else can you choose besides composite decking?
In addition to WPC deck and wall cladding, you can also choose railing systems, fences, pedals, and columns with the same composite materials and colors.
Advantages and disadvantages of composite decking
Reduce maintenance work: There is no need to regularly seal, wax or stain the wooden floor. By saving money from maintenance, you can recoup the excess cost of buying composite materials in about five years.
Long lifespan: Composite materials will not rot or be corroded by termites. They will not warp or chip, you can walk barefoot on the composite floor.
Light fading: After two or three months of sun exposure, the color of the wood-plastic composite floor will lighten slightly, and then the fading will stop.
Environmental protection: The use of wood chips, wood powder, recyclable plastics. As raw materials improve the utilization rate of wood on the one hand and reduce the logging of forests. On the other hand, it disposes of plastic waste and protects the environment.
The initial cost is high: the price of buying composite materials is about 30% higher than that of pressurized pine flooring.
It seems to have a plastic texture: Although the wood-plastic composite panel imitates the natural wood grain, there is still some plastic texture on closer inspection.