It is good for the environment.

Most WPC boards are made from recycled materials, up to 90% of the total composition. These materials are typically reclaimed hardwoods and recycled plastics, reducing the amount of plastic heading for landfill. Some suppliers also have FSC accreditation, which ensures the responsible use of timber in manufacture. It is worth noting that you should avoid decking which uses rice pulp instead of reclaimed hardwood, as this material may not be recycled and it prone to moisture absorption, leading to warping and premature decay.

Flammability Standards

ASTM International, formerly called the American Society for Testing and Materials, describes a process for testing and evaluating the performance of building materials during ignition, combustion and burning phases of fire. The ASTM standards are used as a basis for building codes, insurance requirements and fire regulations. ASTM E84 - 11a is referred to when testing the response of materials or products to heat or flame under controlled conditions, but the standard doesn't include all the factors that a real fire would contain.

Composite decking when wet

All Wpc decking can be slippery when it is covered with ice, water or the common algae. Wpc decking is much more non-slip than traditional timber decking as it is designed to minimize the growth of mould and green algae. Keeping the decking regularly clean and brushing any loose dirt and debris from on and in between the deck boards and wash the surface down with soapy water.

Can You Put WPC Decking Over Existing Treated Lumber?

The most important thing to understand about the difference between pressure-treated and composite plastic lumber is their weights. Attempting to install composite plastic  lumber planks over a pressure-treated lumber frame could lead to collapse if you don't take the proper precautions first. Before you install your composite deck, learn a little more about composite lumber's characteristics.

What Is Wood Plastic Composite WPC Decking Made Of?

Seven Trust’s wood plastic composite decking (WPC decking) is, as the name suggests – formed of a combination of recycled plastic and wood fibres. The two main materials in our products, they work together and result in high performing products, w...

The advantages of Composite Decking Materials

Our unique Northwest weather presents a challenge for homeowners, particularly when it comes to outdoor structures such as decks. Choosing the right decking material for your climate makes a big difference in determining the lifespan and attractiv...