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However, thanks to an explosion of composite lumber, plastic decking and hardwood imports, there's now a dizzying array of decking available. Whether you're ... Despite all the competition, this ubiquitous green-tinted wood is still the No. 1 decking material sold today. In fact, according to Arch Treatment Technologies, a leading producer of wood preservatives, approximately 75 percent of all new decks are finished with pressure-treated (PT) lumber. The widespread ...

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Plastic Lumber Possibilities. Cathy Cirko. deck. Traditional applications find progressive results. As a substitute for treated lumber, plastic lumber products resist insects, rot, moisture, and many chemicals. There are two different types of plastic-lumber products—the “composites” (wood products made from a mix of plastics and natural fibers) and the “wood-like” products made solely from plastics. Many of these products use recycled plastics, diverting waste from the landfills<sup>1</sup>— a&nbsp;...

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Composite Planks. green Plank<sup> </sup> terrace decking, facade cladding, fencing and railing products are made from a homogeneous combination of natural materials - wood/rice husk and plastic fibers. This unique combination of nature and technology offers all the beauty, strength, and variety of natural wood and durability of plastic making green Plank<sup> </sup> composite products naturally, high-quality with greater resistance to moisture, mold, mildew, UV and staining. The colors, comfort and&nbsp;...

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Namgreenwood has therefore designed units specifically for this group with affordable housing units varying between 1 room units (12sqm) up to 3 bedroom units (60sqm ). Namgreenwood's units has been tested and found to be extremely fire retardant and is thus ideally suited for informal settlements where fires claims numerous lives every year. Namgreenwood decks are guaranteed against fading for 5 years and a further 5 years against any structural deformation. A natural 1&nbsp;...

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A lot has happened since four enterprising Mobil executives found a way to meld recycled grocery bags and wood flour to create the first wood-plastic composite decking. The development of what became in 1996 marked the beginning of an industry that's giving wood decking a run for its money. Consumers increasingly see composites as a way of getting nearly the look of wood with less required maintenance. has been joined by dozens of other&nbsp;...

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Before building a deck, carefully consider the materials, which range from pressure-treated wood to natural wood to composite materials. ... Its natural color is a somewhat brown-green, but you can stain it for a more attractive color. ... Composite decks. Gaining in popularity are composite decking materials, composed primarily of a mix of recycled plastic and wood fibers. While a deck built with these materials is clearly not "natural" and won't have the potential beauty&nbsp;...

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UNMATCHED PERFORMANCE. NewTechwood has earned a worldwide reputation for manufacturing attractive, innovative, and dependable wood plastic composite materials. With rich color variations, from deep chocolate tones smoky wisps of grey,with natural wood grains, we have got that perfect color for your backyard oasis. THERE IS NOTHING QUITE LIKE IT. DRAMATIC. GETAWAY. Find deck ideas for the perfect backyard oasis. GET INSPIRATION. UltraShield<sup> </sup> combines the&nbsp;...

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"It's just too 'plastic-y' for many people," says Marc Richmond, project manager for the green Builder program in Austin, Texas. Sunlight will fade the color of a plastic deck board and eventually cause its surface to turn chalky. (Long-term testing shows there's no loss of strength or increase in brittleness.) and except for products made of vinyl, which remain cool in the sun, all-plastic decking tends to heat up more in bright sunshine and to stay hot longer than either wood or composites.

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What is WPC. WPC is a composite material that is the result of combining wood fibers, thermoplastic(s), and in most cases a set of additives. Depending on the composition the product can be used for almost anything construction related. At Destination green we tend to focus on the production of decking related products, door and window frames with our WPC. Experience. We started our production in WPC several years ago. After numerous improvements, it is now safe to say we&nbsp;...

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Another natural fiber, wood, is used primarily in composite versions of building products such as decking, window and door profiles, decorative trim, railings, and panel products. These plastic composite building products can contain anywhere from 30 to 70 percent wood, depending on the application, with about 50 percent being typical. Regardless of the proportion, the fibers used in these plastic composites most often take the form of a particulate (e.g. wood flour),&nbsp;...

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What Goes Into Composite wood decking. 's parent company, Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc. (A.E.R.T.), located in Springdale, AR, is a leading plastics recycler and manufacturer of green composite building products. Our state-of-the-art 70,000 square-foot plastic recycling facility washes, cleans and separates polyethylene food packaging and wrapping films for thematerials in our decking products. Even the building itself is&nbsp;...

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Discover the benefits of both wood and composite decking options for your home. ... Composite decking ranges from $7 or so per square foot to double that and more depending on various factors, like the manufacturer, the materials used to make the decking (recycled, virgin plastic) and 'extras', such as UV protection and scratch resistant features. In many cases, a ... “Most of your decks are made of green wood, treated CPA wood; but that's a more cost effective way of doing the deck.

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You can also ask your local lumber supplier if they stock certified wood; if they don't, let them know you'd like to buy it from them and direct them to the FSC. Salvaged wood from trees felled during storms can also be a forest-friendly option, although you may have to search to find the quantity and type of wood suitable for a deck. Some “composite” deck materials made of a blend of wood and recycled plastic are available, and these look more like natural wood than plastic lumber does&nbsp;...

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