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Old 12-31-2010, 01:29 AM  
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Default A new choice

I think that you can have a third choice--that is the wood plastic composite decking. I think it can meet your demands very well. WPC(wood plastic composite) is a totally new material, which is a green products without any pollution to the environment. And the maintenance of wpc is very easy, too.
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:59 PM  
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Composite decking blends the wood in with a synthetic material; it can survive unfavorable weather conditions and resist insects far better than a comparable wood deck. Wood decking may also have problems with breakage or cracking, which will not happen with a piece of composite decking. Composite decking has its own problems, such as fading, scratching and staining.


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Old 08-03-2011, 09:28 AM  
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Default Composite is stepping up

I agree that you're always going to get the best look with wood, however, I will say having installed both over the last 5 years that composite is stepping it up. The finished product takes some close examination to know it's fake. There are some good manufactors out there but I have my favorites. Gossen decking has the next gen in this stuff called PVC decking and I and my clients have been real happy with it. It's worth a look. Plus, it will last sooooo much longer and not fade or mold or warp. If you can stomach the thought of having a non-wood deck - I'd recommend it.

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Old 08-25-2011, 05:27 PM  
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Default Temperature variations

Which one of these products works better with temperature variations. I live in Indiana where the variations are intense. We have -10 deg. winters and 110 deg. summers. I would like to use wood but have not made up my mind yet.
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Old 11-22-2011, 12:33 AM  
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In fact,Now many constructors are prefer composite decking for nice appearance and long lifespan.Our company is doing wood-plastic composite(wpc) decking.it is very popular in China and around word.

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Old 01-02-2012, 04:11 AM  
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Default Comparison between ipe wood decking and composite decking

a comprehensive article exactly on your question is here:
Comparison between ipe wood decking and composite decking; also called WPC or plastic decking
www.roquevalente.com/composite_decking.htm
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Old 01-02-2012, 04:13 AM  
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Default WPC is NOT a green product

WPC is NOT a green product, please read more on lawsuits on this misleading reply from you:
www.roquevalente.com/composite_decking.htm
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:38 AM  
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Default New Stone decking

Has anyone seen Paverdeck. We came across this on youtube, and are interested in learning more.
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:00 PM  
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Default Not An Expert

No expert on this topic, but I know my in-laws purchased composite decking at the suggestion of the guy at Lowe's (he sold them on how low maintenance the surface would be). They have been disappointed at how much mold/moss/gunk it still collects. The only work they save is not having to stain it.
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:19 AM  
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They could have researched it more......

http://www.deckmagazine.com/article/80.html

http://starcraftcustombuilders.com/deck.handbook4.htm

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