The composite deck material is made of 95% recycled materials such as plastic (including plastic bags) and wood scraps; and requires zero maintenance. A few of my "green" friends and "non-green" designer friends don't like the material, but for different reasons. The "green" friends don't like it because it
Composite decking is an alternative to all-wood decking and is made of materials that can include recycled and new plastic, bamboo, and wood fibers. Because organic fills are not used, mold and mildew can't adhere to the decking surfaces. It can also be exposed to and even submerged in salt and
PVC (polyvinyl chloride) decking materials, just like traditional composites, have fade and stain protection through their warranties. But unlike composite, PVC is a solid cellular plastic.This means PVC is free of any wood ingredients. This makeup creates a non-porous and very dense decking material.
Later, PVC decking hit the stage. Unlike composite decking, PVC boards contain no organic material (no wood fibers). Therefore, they are not vulnerable to fading, dirt, mold and mildew like composite decking. Unfortunately, PVC decking is typically more expensive than composite decking, putting it out of
Every manufacturer learns from each generation of decking they produce and build on it. They learn what works and what doesn't. This is not to say PVC is obsolete, because it's not. Capstock technology has virtually assured the disappearance of plain old composite decking by providing a nice aesthetic