WPC Solid Decking has been scientifically proven by the Janka Hardness test, the US Naval Laboratory and other institutions as a superior hardwood decking material. Here are the facts about WPC Solid Decking:
• 100% natural hardwood
• WPC Solid Decking lasts for over a century with no maintenance required
• It is so dense and hard that it naturally resists mold, mildew, fungus, rot and decay
• WPC Solid Decking can weather to a nice patina grey, or receive minimal treatments to keep its reddish brown color
• WPC Solid Decking is now more affordable than composite decking
Finally, it’s important to touch on the notion that composite decking is more eco-friendly than ipe or other hardwood decking options. One, plastic, last I checked comes from petroleum, which comes from oil. The process of drilling for oil in the water and on land is one of the more environmentally destructive industry practices we have. Even if some composite decking comes from recycled plastic, to use plastic at all means that you are saying that those non-eco-friendly practices are OK, so long as the plastic ends up getting recycled. As we all know, that kind of logic just doesn’t connect, or make sense. What about ipe? Isn’t logging just as destructive? The fact of the matter is this. Over 80% of deforestation in the Amazon comes from cattle ranching, not logging. In addition, if you do your research into responsible companies that do practice and promote eco-friendly forestry you will find that for every tree that is cut down, there are many companies that will plant five new trees. I don’t see oil companies putting back the oil that they extract.
Ultimately, the final pro vs. con that many people like to mention is that composite decking is cheaper than WPC Solid Decking. This is also not true. Of course, you have to shop around. But, as you do, you will quickly find that because composite decking companies merely say that their products are eco-friendly, they have felt justified in raising their prices. As a result, you can now build with WPC Solid Decking for about the same or even less than the cost of a composite deck, without all the problems and future headaches.
Hopefully, these facts will help you make your decision easier. You can now move ahead with confidence and build a deck that will provide you, your family , and your loved ones with precious memories for years to come.