The Evolution of Composite Decking
The Versatility of Modern Day Composite
Composite decking has come a long way, from WPC (wood plastic composite) to BPC (bamboo plastic composite). These products have always had good intentions but have not always out performed wood. The idea to use longer lasting recycled and renewable resources for decking instead of cutting down trees is indisputably admirable. But composite has not always had it easy.
The first generation of uncapped WPC products tried hard, but performed, well, inconsistently. They often suffered in the elements, could be almost as hot as PVC underfoot and sometimes had that questionably plastic look to them. Then, things improved. Co-extrusion was developed and the traditional WPC core was encapsulated by a stronger, more durable polymer cap. This created a longer lasting decking profile that required even less maintenance and had a more realistic timber look. Composite developed into a higher performing, more natural looking product that can be used in a variety of applications.
Today’s composite has been reconceptualised. If it works so well for outdoor flooring, why can’t it work well elsewhere? If it adds beauty and simplicity to your porch, why can’t it enhance your siding, your walkways, railing and the rest of your outdoor or indoor space for that matter? The uses for environmentally friendly composite have expanded to cladding, screening, railing, pergolas and even furniture. Its versatility allows it to work indoors, outdoors, upstairs, downstairs and wherever you need a durable (insect proof!) solution.
Modern day composite is now the whole package.
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