Questions to ask when choosing composite decking materials?
After much research, you now want a composite decking material to be the best for you. But how will you choose what would be best for you? So follow our advice dear reader.
What is the moisture resistance of the product?
Composite decking is made up of a mixture of wood and plastic fibers and a small amount of additives such as pigments, and you can see this on our site. The wood fiber provides strength and the plastic protects the finished panel from moisture. The moisture resistance depends on the plastic coating of the wood fiber. Because it is technically difficult to achieve, composite decking is the only material that can be installed at ground level, in the ground and even underwater without losing its warranty.
Have structural failures of laminate floors ever occurred on construction sites?
Laminates made from exposed wood fibers tend to absorb moisture. Like traditional wood floors, moisture-absorbing composites are susceptible to damage. If you’re looking for the best composite flooring, look for a brand with a proven track record. In over 30 years of manufacturing composite pavers, there has never been a single case of design failure.
What is the warranty on composite wood products?
Warranties for different brands of composite decking can vary widely. Because our decking is protected against moisture penetration to the core of the board, the MoistureShield brand offers a top-notch warranty on its composite decking. Most of our decks are covered by a 50-year transferable construction warranty, giving customers peace of mind knowing that the materials and workmanship are free of defects.
How much recycled material does laminate flooring contain ?
Homeowners who want to reduce their carbon footprint can use recycled materials in some brands of laminate flooring. The amount of recycled content varies considerably from product to product, so check with the manufacturer. Composite products are made from 95 percent recycled content, keeping milk jugs, shopping bags, pallet wrappers and similar plastic products out of the landfill.