An outdoor deck is a great place — perfect for the early morning tea as well as a dinner with friends. One of the most popular elements when building a deck is wood. It’s classy, flexible when it comes to design and easy to build and install. But it does have its faults. This is why wood plastic composite India can be your favored alternative.
What are wood plastic composites?
Wood plastic composites are made from wood fiber mixed with a thermoplastic. They can also contain filler materials which can include both organic and inorganic material. Because of their construction, these are built to withstand the outdoor conditions. Aesthetically speaking, they are far removed from the tacky wood-looking plastic tiles of yore. Modern wood plastic composites combine the qualities of wood and composites in one smooth finish that are an improvement on actual wooden floors. Today they are also available in tiles that are easy to lay.
How are wood plastic composites better than wood?
The wood plastic composite was developed to meet the shortcomings of the more traditional choice of wood. It is expensive material to work with as timber gets more and more pricey. When we add the cost of installation and treatment, the cost goes up further.
Don’t forget, wood also requires a lot of maintenance. It can rot and get infested with termites, especially in the outdoors setting of a deck. You will have to add costs for sealing, termite and other wood rot treatments. Composites cut on almost all these costs. The benefits you get with wood plastic composite India are:
Since the composite has thermoplastics, the normal reasons for damage such as termites, expansion-contraction, and wood rot do not apply. There is no need for re-sending or refinishing. The only maintenance you will need is regular cleaning with soap and water!
Timber is expensive and really good timber is often adulterated with other low grade material. Composites are now easily available through reputed and reliable manufacturers. You can get them in ready to set tiles that require no further treatment. Since it does not rely on high-grade timber, accessibility is easy.
Wood is highly susceptible to fire. If you are planning barbecues or special fireworks, you know you have to be extra careful with wood. Composite, on the other hand, have a much higher resistance to fire.
Easy to install:
Today you can get wood plastic composite India in tiles. These are easy to fit and install. The lightweight WPC tiles are simply joined together in their grooves and set in the marked area. Since composite is also very light and less likely to splinter, installation becomes easier. The process is so simple that you can do it yourself!
The wood composite is a far more economical option. Timber is an expensive commodity. When we add the cost of installation and treatments, the cost goes up. In addition, the maintenance it needs regular maintenance like annual sealing and termite treatment. All this comes at a cost. Wood composite is far cheaper to begin with. It is extremely low maintenance that requires almost no extra cost. It is also less expensive to install.
Composites are designed for maximum durability and that stands true for wood composite decking as well. Unlike wood, it can withstand the sun, scratching, staining, and mould. It does not crack, rot, fade or warp easily. It is also made insect-proof with no chances of termite infestation. Composites do not splinter, making them safer, particularly for small children and pets.
It is a far more sustainable solution than wood. The demand for timber has been one of the biggest reasons for deforestation worldwide. When you put in wood floors, you add to this problem. Composites offer the most sustainable solution because these do not involve the felling of trees.
For the people who dismiss composites fearing a less than perfect finish, modern composites offer good news. Wood plastic composite India look as good as the real wood. You will find high definition wood grain in a range of natural shades. The colour and even the texture is so excellent that it looks completely natural!