Composite Vs. PVC Decking
Many people are now choosing to build their decks out of PVC or wood plastic composite deck materials for their low maintenance.
Both composite and PVC are not new materials, they have grown in popularity over the last few years due to the positive changes made by manufacturers. For example, you now have a variety of patterns to choose from, many of which closely resemble the look of real wood.
l Easy maintenance. Both of these materials are durable so they will last for many years. They’re also easy to keep clean. Just scrub down your deck with a deck cleaner and rinse off with the water hose. It’s as simple as that, so maintenance is easy and inexpensive.
l Termite and other insects resistant. Both PVC or composite decking materials over wood is the fact that you’ll never have to worry about termites or other insects eating through your deck.
These two types of materials are similar in many ways but they are also very different in their own right. Here is some information regarding both composite decking and PVC decking:
Composite Decking Material
Composite decking is not completely recyclable like plastic decking because it is a mixture of wood fibers and plastic. It is low maintenance and have good looks, you can choose from different thickness and it comes in a wide variety of grain patterns and colors for your choice.
Because of their modified properties, they are also insect and rot resistant. For a neater look, many composite decks are attached to joists using hidden fasteners so there are no visible screws on top. They also clean up nicely with soap and water if needed.
A composite deck is also mold and mildew resistant. However, since this material is made from a combination of wood and plastic it’s not completely recyclable. Decks made from composite won’t rot but to ensure it looks as beautiful years from now as it does when you first have it built always choose the high quality composite, and don’t forget to use the right deck products
PVC Decking Material
Polyvinyl chloride or PVC decking is made from all plastic so it does not contain any wood fibers. This material is 100% recyclable and extremely durable. It won’t stain, fade or rot the way wood does, but plastic decking has its problems. It might expand and contract in certain climates, loosening joints and making decks unstable.
However, you should be aware that when exposed to direct sunlight, PVC decks can get very hot and this material can expand and contract with extreme temperature changes. If this happens too often, it can affect the stability of the deck.
Which decking has better slip resistance?
Composite decking with wood embossed texturing has a better slip resistance than PVC. It is an ideal choice if your deck surrounds a pool or hot tub, or is in a rainy region, where its surface might be frequently wet and a potential hazard for kids and guests.
WHAT THE SUNDI WPC MADE OF?
Sundi WPC is a green energy saving & environmental protection product, which is mixed the wood flour and high performance modified plastics with special additives, and extruded by special equipments and our patented moulds to make our high performance wood plastic composite materials. Our WPC is made of 55% eco-friendly wood fiber - 40% high-density polyethylene & 5% additives
Zhongshan Sundi New Building Materials Co.,Ltd. is a professional manufacturer specializing in the R&D, production and sales of WPC (wood plastic composite) materials, our products inculde Composite solid & hollow decking, Co-extrusion/Capped decking, WPC Pergola & Gazebo, WPC Railing & Fence, Exterior Wall Cladding, WPC Flower Box etc.