LumbeRock is the next generation of synthetic, maintenance free decking. LumbeRock is a mineral filled high density polyethylene composite deck board that comes with a limited lifetime warranty. LumbeRock uses new technology by adding a mineral to plastic to make a synthetic board that will not have the problems common to wood-based or wood-filled composite products. These products claim to be maintenance free, however many consumers have experienced problems with
MOST ARE COMPOSITES, WHICH CONTAIN A PLASTIC BINDER AND WOOD FIBERS,DUST OR FLOUR. THERE ARE A VARIETY OF FORMULAS, AND GRAIN SIMULATION TECHNIQUES, SOME CONTAIN PARTIAL RECYLED MATERIALS, ALTHOUGH THE TREND SEEMS TO BE LESS RECYLED AND MORE VIRGIN MATERIAL FOR HIGHER QUIALITY BOARDS. Basic Composites single color, simple grain or combed finish USUALLY CONTAINS HDPE (HIGH density
14 Mar 2017 “Most pvc-based decking materials will start to become malleable at over 190° F but they really need to get much hotter to easily bend into a smooth shape and to hold that shape as the product cools,” Barnds said. “The correct temperature needed for properly bending decking material to a permanent curve will vary depending on the product type — pvc or wood-polymer composites — specific composition, density, thickness and width of the material, and the radius
1 Nov 2007 Cook, the vice president of sales and marketing for the company, calls wood the "Achilles heel" of composite decking, not only because its porosity allows in water but also because it just as easily soaks up grease, sap, and other staining materials. Bear Board is made from high-density polyethylene gathered mostly from post-industrial recycling. According to Cook, the all-plastic formulation 5/4 planks are stiff enough for 16-inch on-center framing in residential
Seventrust Composite decking. Seventrust decking not only invented the composite decking industry it has continued to innovate and lead the market for over twenty years. By combining recycled plastic and wood fibres into a deck board Seventrust has removed Lumberock Synthetic decking. Synthetic or HDPE (high-density polyethylene) decking from Lumberock is the ultimate maintenance free decking material. Offered in various sizes and profiles, Lumberock's unique composition of HDPE with
OK, so “plastic” doesn't have a great ring to it. How about High-density Polyethylene? HDPE ? Whatever you call it, this decking has a wood-grain texture, a broad range of attractive colors, and looks great on a deck or a dock. LumbeRock sources material from recycled milk jugs and soda bottles, and boards come in the broadest range of sizes and colors of any decking we carry. Our other HDPE brand, WearDeck, is virgin HDPE with a fiberglass band running through each board for
10 Jun 2008 All things being equal, a plank made from pvc or polypropylene would be noticeably stiffer than one produced with low-density polyethylene. This helps explain why polypropylene decking can span up to 24 inches, while a polyethylene-based deck board will span just 16 inches. The amount of wood flour is another wild card. The industry calls these materials “filled plastics” because the wood doesn't add any strength, and in fact, makes the plastic a little weaker.