What is a wood-plastic: refers to the use of polyethylene, polypropylene and polyvinyl chloride, etc., instead of the usual resin adhesive mixed with more than 35% -70% wood flour, rice husk, straw and other waste plant fiber into new wood materials , and then by extrusion, molding, injection molding, plastic processing, to produce plates or profiles. Mainly used for building materials, furniture, logistics, packaging and other industries. By heat of plastic and wood powder mixed by a certain percentage of extruded sheet, known as extruded wood-plastic composite sheet.
Composite wood decking is one of the most beautiful decks you can use in your decorating scheme. There are not only several colors available but there are also many different species as well. Each having their own distinct characteristics. Choosing the right composite wood deck for your specific taste and needs can be a challenge. Hopefully we can help take some of the guess work out of it.
First, decide what type of the finished look you want to achieve. If you’re going after a modern or contemporary look, you may want to lean towards a wood species that has a cleaner look with less texture and grain such as maple, Birch, or Cherry. If you prefer a more casual or rustic look, then you may want to consider an Oak or Pine. You may want to also consider the furniture you will be placing in the rooms where there will be a composite wood deck. If you have or will be purchasing wood furniture, you will want to make sure that the wood furniture will not clash with your new composite wood deck. You can either match the wood furniture to the deck or you can also have a contrast which is also a very nice look. For example, if you have dark mahogany, oak, or cherry furniture, it will show up much better on a light colored composite wood deck than it would on a dark composite wood deck. The opposite would be true if you have light colored furniture, in which case you might consider a darker composite wood deck.
There are also many different sizes than composite wood decks are available in. In size, we are referring to the width of the wood strips or planks as well as the lengths. Both width and length sizes vary dramatically. Usually, the smaller widths, known as “strip” decks, as well as the shorter lengths, known as “shorts”, will give off a busier look since there will be more variation, while the wider widths, known as “planks” combined with the longer lengths tend to open up the look of an area. We discuss this in more detail in our “Textures and Finishes” article.
Regardless of what look you’re trying to achieve, we carry a composite wood deck just right for you. The different types of composite wood decks that handle are solid, glue down, staple down, and floating composite wood decks. And remember, we are the experts. If there is ever a question you have that we haven’t answered on one of these pages, you can always contact us directly and we will spend as much time with you as you need to help you make the right decision. We want you to be 100% happy and satisfied with your purchase and all we ask in return is that you tell your friends about us.
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