bear board is a leading plastic lumber brand that was developed to provide private consumers with ecological, long-lasting alternatives to traditional wood building materials. its parent companyengineered plastic systems, llcis a manufacturing company specializing in synthetic lumber fabrication and product development.
us demand for decking is forecast to increase 1.8 percent per year through 2020 to 3.6 billion lineal feet, valued at $7.1 billion. rising consumer confidence will promote gains in the large residential improvement and repair market, as homeowners who postponed decking projects in the aftermath of the 2007-2009 recession undertake them going forward.
if you choose to scrub the deck clean, choose a deck brush with natural or plastic bristles. do not use a wire brush as that will thoroughly scratch your plastic decking. scratches will trap dirt, look bad, and are difficult to clean. you will also need a bucket and a supply of clean water.
in our 2013 special issue, decks and outdoor projects, a lack of space prevented us from providing a comprehensive list of synthetic decking manufacturers in the buyers guide to decking article. listed below are twenty nine synthetic decking manufacturers, with brief descriptions of their brands. rhino deck and rhino vision wood-plastic
a prospective customer questioned us about the performance of our recycled plastic decking at greenbuild expo, manchester in 2012. he had 120 sq metres of wood plastic composite decking laid at his home. unfortunately, water had been absorbed by the wood component of the composite decking, and when the sun came out, the whole deck began to warp.
americana is a new generation of thermally modified pennsylvania ash, oak, and poplar decking, siding and porch flooring, transformed by heat and steam, for long-lasting beauty in your outdoor living spaces. if you found us, you're probably looking for real wood. that's good. wood grows back. plastic doesn't. now it's down to what kind.
at gr mitchell, we have wood, pvc and composite decking supplies from americas top brands. until the 1990s, american backyard decks were made almost exclusively of wood. wooden decks needed to be treated and maintained to keep from warping, rotting and splintering under regular weather and wear conditions.