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DeckProtect.com

Protect your deck or patio from the heat of a fire pit.

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Other Composite Decking Brands

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Over the past 20 years or so a number of companies have been formed to produce composite decking. Some companies already in the plastics or building materials business have added composite decking or pvc decking (all plastic with no wood component). This section of the web site covers composite decking. There are many companies and brands in pvc decking that will be covered in the future in a different section.

Natures Composites

Based in Torrington, Wyoming, which is about three hours north of Denver, this company makes its decking and fencing from recycled HDPE plastic reinforced with wheat straw cellulose. There are no wood by-products in their formula. The company is proud of its research and development, and its dedication to being environmentally friendly. Using wheat straw also provides nearby farmers with an additional source of income. Wheat straw is a wheat farming by-product that would otherwise be discarded or left in the field to to decompose. The resulting composite can withstand water contact with little effect. TerraDeck™ is available in both solid and grooved profiles and in four different colors.
The web site is
https://www.naturescomposites.com

LumberRock

Based in Elgin, Illinois, LumberRock Decking makes its composite boards without any kind of wood fill or any organic material. Instead, they combine a "natural mineral fill" with HDPE plastic. The result is a composite decking board that is more impervious to water, moisture, mold, and mildew. What that "mineral fill" is remains a mystery after you have read everything the company is willing to tell you about it. What the company does say on its website is that the mineral fill means that the decking is has greater strength and lower thermal expansion and that it can be used in an application that involved "prolonged submersion in salt or fresh water. Another thing that distinguishes their product is that the board is available in three thicknesses: 5/4 (1-1/4"), 2-inch, and 1-inch. Both the 2x6 and the 5/4 by 6 are available three profiles: solid, tongue and groove, and groove both sides. This means the board can be used in many different ways on different kinds of projects. The boards are available in 12 different colors including white, green, chocolate brown, and black as well as gray and wood tones. The company web site is: https://www.lumberock.com

ChoiceDek

Manufactured by MoistureShield for sale exclusively by Lowes, ChoiceDek is a more economical and limited composite decking available in just three colors: Beach House Gray, Harvest Brown, and Coastal Redwood. The web site is https://www.choicedek.com

Veranda

Manufactured by Fiberon, Veranda® is a more economical line with just two colors (gray and brown) sold exclusively through Home Depot. The web site is http://www.verandadeck.com


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