Composite decking tiles, are made from an innovative material called wood plastic composite, which captures the advantages of both wood and plastic – creating a beautiful appearance with minimal maintenance. Wood plastic composite (commonly abbreviated as WPC) is a composite material lumber or timber made of recycled plastic and wood wastes. Its most widespread use is in outdoor deck floors, but it is also used for railings, fences, landscaping timbers, cladding and siding, park benches, molding and trim, window and door frames, and indoor furniture.
Manufacturers claim that wood plastic composite is more environmentally friendly and requires less maintenance than the alternatives of solid wood treated with preservatives or solid wood of rot-resistant species. Resistant to cracking and splitting, these materials can be moulded with or without simulated wood grain details. Even with the wood grain design these materials are still visually easy to distinguish from natural timber as the grains are the same uniform color as the rest of the material. Well-known trade names include Modideck, Practiwood, MoistureShield, NewTech, TimberTech, Trex, JER Envirotech, ChoiceDek, CorrectDeck, Artowood, Chylon, Ultradeck and Weatherbest.
Wood plastic composite is still a very new material relative to the long history of natural lumber as a building material but can be substituted in most instances. Although being highly resistant to rot, Wood Plastic Composites still soak up water due to their mixing with organic wood fibers. Some manfacturers have tried to avoid this by loading up their wood fibers with oils or other products that repel water.
Still the major advantage of this category of building materials is its ability to add another stage of upstream use to materials previously considered waste lumber. Although these materials continue the lifespan of used and discarded materials, and have their own considerable half life; the polymers and adhesives added make wood-plastic composite difficult to recycle again after use due to the many impurities in such a compound. It can be recycled easily in a new wood-plastic composite.
Benefits of using Wood-Plastic Composite Decking Tiles.
Easy to install
Unlike wood or vinyl decks, the unique plastic interlocking base makes installation extremely easy, no adhesives or nails are needed; your whole deck can be finished within hours. No extra labor charges, anyone can do it.
Replacing an entire wood or vinyl deck would be costly. Composite decking tiles provides a money-saving solution by simply placing our decking tiles over top of an existing, damaged deck – serving as a “floating” deck.
- Better than wood
Composite decking tiles looks like wood, feels like wood, and lasts longer than wood
Resistant against: cracking, splinting, warping, moisture, mold, rot, and decay.
- Environmentally Friendly
The Composite Decking Tiles are completely recyclable and are completely environmentally friendly
- Low maintenance
Composite decking tiles are very easy to clean and maintain. With virtually no work, your deck can be preserved to look brand new
- Criss-Crossing Pattern
Even with only one color, because of the criss-crossing pattern of the tiles, your decking will appear to have two distinct colors
- It is Beautiful
Have a deck that you can show off to all your guests, not only will it look like a million-dollar deck, it will also feel like one. The composite decking tiles will let you finally have a deck where the whole family can enjoy its comfort and beauty.