Wood plastic composite (WPC) is a type of material that mixes thermoplastic and wood fiber to create a very sustainable alternative for construction projects. It is an extremely versatile material that can offer a wide range of applications, such as doors, windows, masks, decks and floors. Let's look at some of the most pleasant features of this material:
The ability to mix thermoplastic and wood fiber makes it very water resistant. This means that it is useful for outdoor applications. It is particularly useful as a building material for tires and fencing, as well as tables or benches that will be used outdoors.
The high strength and durability of this material means that it easily stands up to external weather conditions and needs very little care. It is less attractive for bugs than 100% timber, so it needs less time to keep. Even for an exterior as a wall covering, this material can maintain its new look much longer than painted wood, so it also reduces maintenance work.
Wood plastic composite has a very long life. It can easily cope with most weather conditions, including strong sunshine, wind and rain. The long service life makes it a really good choice for outdoor attachment. This material will be considerably longer than a wood-based fence, which of course begins to break down after 8-10 years.
The slip-resistant quality of this material makes it a practical choice for many different applications. It is a very reliable alternative to installing floor decks around an outdoor pool. It is also equally good to use for regular patios.
This material can be easily dyed in the manufacturing stage to make it available in a wide range of colors. This coloring effect is permanent and will last much longer than applying a color paint to a wooden branch or upholstery.
Are there any negatives?
Besides the many advantages of using the wood plastic composite, there are also some negatives. Since this is still a reliable new material, the cost is still slightly higher than comparable materials, as usual timber that can make a more cost-effective alternative for many projects. In the case of some projects, such as outdoor furniture, the material cannot give the desired appearance because it lacks the natural wood structure. It is also not practical to use in an environment that must constantly end extreme temperatures.