What’s The Split Between Wood And Plastic?

While timber forms the majority of the material within our wood plastic decking; recycled plastic and performance enhancing additives make up the rest. These work hand-in-hand to enhance our products, ensuring we offer both authenticity and performance in equal measure.

Flammability Tests for Composite Decks

The California Forest Products Laboratory tested the flammability of a number of wood, plastic and composite deck-building materials in 2002. The tests found that solid products such as redwood decking performed best. Several plastic-wood composites displayed runaway combustion and flaming debris, though Trex was one of the composite products that performed well. Firefighters in Flagstaff, Ariz., conducted an informal test for ignition, and found that out of four composite decks that had surface fires lit under them, the WPC deck was the most difficult to ignite.

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.

Extreme Temperatures

Extreme temperature changes could cause the boards to expand or contract. Ensure boards have had sufficient time to acclimatise to the temperature before installing. Do not install in extreme temperatures.

The benefits of Wood-Plastic Composite Decking

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 woo...

Second Generation Wood Plastic Decking

Our capped products are the latest generation in composite decking. Through redesigning the product, we applied a tough polymer shell. Capping the composite core, we formed a non-porous, protective shield over the product, which guarantees a highe...