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6 Benefits of Wood-Plastic Composite Decking
NBL Express supplies and installs EcoDeck and EvaLast Wood-Plastic Composite (WPC) Decking. Wood-Plastic Composites, as the name suggests, are made from combined thermoplastics with recycled wood flour or fiber. WPC decking is the recommended decking choice today due to the many benefits they bring to homeowners as compared to traditional wood decking. There are many benefits of using WPC decking, which are as follows:
WPC requires very minimal maintenance, since it does not require frequent sanding, varnishing, sealing, or staining, unlike traditional wood decking. It can be cleaned by simple cleaning methods. Spend more time enjoying your decking after a long day at work, and spend less time maintaining it!
Durable & Long-Lasting
Since WPC decking is a hybrid of wood and plastic, it possesses the combined strength of both materials. WPC decking has a much longer lifespan than traditional normal decking, due to the added strength from the thermoplastic components. With a lower wood content, it becomes more resistant to corrosion, rotting, decay, termites, and mildew.
NBL’s WPC decking are created with slip-resistant designs (e.g. grooves) and do not splinter like traditional wood decking, making them a safer choice for children, pets and the elderly.
Traditional wood decking may seem cheaper initially, but WPC is more value-for-money in the long run. This is because WPC requires less maintenance, and will not crack, splinter, rot or warp, unlike traditional wood decking.
WPC is the recommended choice for pool decking, since it is waterproof. Traditional wood decking tend to swell and warp when exposed to moisture and standing water.
WPC decking contains renewable and recycled wood fibers and plastic materials. The wood fibers are usually obtained from unwanted wood generated by lumber manufacturers, which will otherwise be wasted or sent to landfills. This gives the material a new life and ensures that no new trees are cut to produce the decking. In addition, wood-plastic composites melt at lower temperatures than pure plastics, hence reducing energy use.
Wood Plastic Composite Decking is the brainchild of new technology and efficient production processes. They add aesthetic and functional value to your house, and are cost effective in the long run. These strong and durable decking can be applied to decking, furniture, fencing and more. Many modern homes are choosing WPC decking as form of smart investment for the future of their homes. Talk to the flooring specialists at NBL Express for guidance in your decision-making process today.
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