From backyard and front decks to pool decks and patios, there are plenty of structures to put around any part of your home. When it comes to material for these home improvement projects, you have a lot of options. If you want something modern with a classic feel and plenty of advantages, turn to composite decking.
At NewTechWood Canada, we provide composite lumber products for a range of jobs around your home. If you’re trying to choose a material for patios, decking or other home improvement projects, composite decking might be the right option for you.
For any home improvement project, you need the right materials. When you choose composite, you’re going with the best decking material, but you still have a lot of options out there in that category. One choice stands apart from the rest: UltraShield® Naturale™, which is the best deck flooring in the industry.
What is composite decking?
Its unique conception
UltraShield® composite decking board comes with two finishes to choose from: wood grain and brushed. They are perfect for both commercial and residential applications, with the flexibility to choose between common screws and hidden fasteners.
All of them are wrapped 360 degrees, including the grooves. The shield provides ULTRA PROTECTION against moisture, mold, fade, and mildew. The Core is made of wood fiber, PE polymer, and additives and the Shield is made of special engineering grade polymer and additives with extremely low water penetration.
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Australian Red Cedar
Egyptian Stone Gray
Composite decking is an increasingly popular choice for decking whether you are seeking patio decking options, banister materials, railing materials or other outdoor decking options. It is sometimes referred to as fake decking or imitation decking, but it is more accurately described as manufactured or engineered decking. Composite decking products are man-made decking products that combine a mix of recycled plastic and recycled wood fibers to create a product that looks just like real wood.
Composite materials can burn, but they require a much higher temperature than wood. Many varieties of composite meet the Wildland-Urban Interface Building Code in California. Along with improved fire safety, composite is safe to walk on barefoot because it won’t splinter. NewTechWood’s hidden fasteners also allow for minimal gaps, making less of a tripping hazard than other deck materials.
Why are more and more homeowners finding composite deck material options to be the best decking material? There are actually quite a few reasons. One of the most important for homeowners is the durability of man-made decking timber. Because of their material construction, along with our UltraShield® capping technology, they do not rot and result in much more weather-resistant decking than you will find with ordinary wood decking material.
Many varieties of composite lumber are made of waste wood and recycled plastic. The waste wood often comes from ground-up remnants that furniture factories and mills produce. You’ll also find recycled plastics from objects like plastic bags and milk jugs. Within every 10 square feet of composite material, there are 3,000 recycled bags and over 1,000 one-gallon jugs. At NewTechWood, we keep more than 12,000,000 pounds of plastic out of landfills every year.
ULTRASHIELD® CAPPING TECHNOLOGY
We use a 360-degree cap over the composite core, giving four sides of our boards the ultimate protection. During manufacturing, we extrude the shield and core under a high-temperature mold. With this process, we don’t use any harmful chemicals or adhesives to bind the cap to the core. As a result, your plastic-composite decking is better for the environment than other options.
Choose the right color
The most challenging part of composite decking is choosing a style and variety for your needs. UltraShield®’s line is your best option, but when selecting a color from the range and other design aspects, you should consider:
– Where it will go
– Who will use it
– What seasons it is for
– If it will be covered or in the shade
– What your style is
– How much you need
Think about the above to determine what style of deck suits your needs. Where it will go and if it will be covered, for example, help decide whether or not you should select a dark or light color. If your decking will be exposed to direct sunlight for most of the day, it’s best to choose a lighter color so you can comfortably walk on the surface. If you’d like a darker hue for your home, build your deck in a shady spot or add an awning or other covering above the deck.
Businesses won’t need to worry as much about dark versus light colors because of who will use the decking. Unless your structure is near a pool, odds are visitors won’t be stepping onto the deck barefoot. You won’t need a light color deck in the sun. Select something dark or whatever goes with your style or industry.
The following are our standard colors, however we have 22 colors available in two distinct finishes you can choose from, if you are still at the planing process and we have a little time to get the product to your door.