What is WPC decking?
Like PVC decking (non-wood polyvinyl chloride), WPC decking is also another name for composite decking, that should not be confused with each other. The “WPC” term stands for “Wood Plastic Composite” which indicates the material used for decking.
As the name implies, Wood Plastic Composite (WPC) is composed of natural hardwood and synthetic plastic materials. Therefore, WPC decking has the beauty and softness of wood and also has properties related to plastic such as durability.
Composite decking is an alternative to timber decking and has become popular for several advantages. Due to its high flexibility, you see it is used for decking in both coastal and inland residential buildings, as well as commercial and public spaces such as balconies, terraces, rainforest retreats, and jetties.
Composite decking is usually made from recycled materials and polymer resins and has special advantages over alternatives. Here are some of these benefits:
1. Ready to use
Composite can be installed immediately upon receipt. In other words there no need to stain, or paint the material before installation. You receive the finished product and you just have to install it, that’s all!
2. More economical in the long run
WPC decking is a very durable option that does not need to be repainted or costly repaired after installation. It also does not need to use pesticides. This will reduce your costs in the long run and make it a cost-effective option.
- 3. Environmentally-friendly
WPC decking manufacturers generally use toxic-free chemicals, recycled wood, and also recycled plastics. Therefore it is considered a sustainable and environmentally-friendly solution.
- 4. Durability
WPC decking composite is highly durable and hard-wearing, even in a harsh climate. The combination of wood and plastic properties ensures the durability of the final product so that does not need to be replaced or repaired. The lifespan of WPC decks can be between 10 to 25 years.
- 5. Safety
WPC decks are splinter-free and also slip-resistant. Therefore outdoor areas covered by WPC are a little safer for small children, bare feet, and even pets.
Of course, here we mentioned more about the advantages of WPC decking compared to other composites such as PVC, otherwise, if we compare this product with other options, including wood, plastic, and other materials, more advantages can be mentioned.
Given these advantages, it seems that the use of this solution will increase in the future.