WPCs usually have low moisture absorption and a high resistance to rotting, insect and damage by Uv rays. Their low maintenance requirement and expenses truly make them the preferred materials by many people these days compared to traditional wood. Because it is splinter-free and resistant to warping, it makes them even more popular. Undoubtedly, they do help save the environment as they use nearly 100% recycled and recyclable materials. So, the next time you look for decking materials, try to consider WPCs.
We sell composite decking to every corner of the world
We export more than 30000 tons wood-plastic composites including WPC decking, WPC fence, WPC wall panel and WPC decking tiles to Europe, America, Oceania and the Middle East.
Building New Deck
When designing a new trex or composite deck, the spacing between floor joists should be 12 inches on center. On center means that the measurement should be taken from the center of a joist edge to the center of the next joist edge. Joists are typically "two-by" pieces of lumber, most often two inches by eight inches, and the actual measurement of the two inch side is one and one-half inches. This means that the empty space between joists will be 10 and one-half inches.
Installing the Composite Planks
With the deck frame reinforced, you can install the composite planks with confidence. Lay the planks tightly together and ensure that they are all evenly placed by checking them with a square. Drill two screws side-by-side every 16 to 24 inches along each plank. If you need to abut any planks to make up for length, the screws should be about 4 inches from the butting joint. If necessary, cut notches to fit the boards around existing rail posts. Always use treated screws with decks to prevent oxidization.