The plastic used as the binder in today's composite decking is a little more advanced than Baekeland's polyoxybenzylmethylenglycolanhydride1, a resin derived from phenol exposed to formaldehyde. The plastic binder in composite decks may be any of a number or petroleum- or natural-gas-based plastics.
Overview: Build your deck using composite and other low-upkeep materials. Your deck should be a place to relax, not a painful reminder of those looming weekends you’re going to spend sanding, painting and staining. So if you’re in the planning stages for a new deck, consider alternatives to wood.
Veranda's composite decking is easy to clean, mold and mildew resistant and can emulate the look of interior hardwoods for a gorgeous look. Deck railings are an essential part of any deck design. There are many railings that provide beauty to your deck design and added safety for all who use it.
In theory, you’re able to enjoy your new deck more when you use composite because the space is never really “off-limits” for maintenance. You have to let the stain and seal dry properly before you can hang out on the deck again.
Green – 95% recycled material, promotes a natural weathering process Workable – can be ripped, routed or bent to fit any deck design Available – in Lowe’s stores in a variety of colors and with a matching railing system
The filler gives the composite decking material its bulk and contributes its rigidity, but does not add much in the way of strength. In most composite decking the filler material is a finely powdered wood cellulose called "wood flour". Wood Flour Wood flour is not just finely ground wood particles. It is heavily modified from natural wood.