What is the Bongywood WPC (wood plastic composite) made of?
Bongywood WPC (Wood Plastic Composite) is a green energy saving & environmental protection product, which is mixed the wood flour and high performance modified plastics with special additives, and extruded by special equipment and our patented molds to make our high performance composite materials.
To lean more about Bongywood WPC, please refer our 12 Outdoor Applications of Bongywood WPC Materials page.
What are the advantages of Bongywood composite decking than wood?
Bongywood composite decking offers the natural appearance and aesthetic appeal of wood with the durability and resilience of plastic.
Unlike timber, Bongywood composite decking never need to be stained, oiled or painted. It doesn’t split, warp and is also resistant to termites. Kind to be bare feet, it won’t splinter and is slip resistant. Being made from 95% recycled materials makes, it is an eco-friendly alternative to wood.
To lean more please review our COMPOSITE DECKING VS. WOOD DECKING: WHICH IS THE BETTER CHOICE? page.
What’s the difference between Bongywood hollow and solid core boards?
Bongywood solid board looks more like lumber. Some homeowners prefer solid composite decking because they look more like the real lumber traditionally used for decking. Their deck board ends are more authentic looking. And solid boards, because of their denser construction, are particularly strong. So, if you want your deck to look like solid wood with high stability, you might prefer solid composite boards.
Bongywood hollow board is much lighter than the same size solid board. This makes them easier to work with. Building your own deck is a labor-intensive process. So, If you want to work with lighter-weight materials, you could benefit from hollow boards, which weigh considerably less than their solid counterparts. You might have an easier time transporting and positioning the boards, as well.
What’s the difference between Bongywood grooved decking and un-grooved decking?
Bongywod grooved decking boards feature a notch or channel down the edges and are installed with hidden deck fasteners instead of visible nails.
Bongywood un-grooved decking boards (also called square-edge boards) are solid on all sides. They are installed with nails drilled into the top of the board.
Is recycled composite decking recyclable?
Be sure, composite decking is recycled and totally green protection products. Due to each factory has a different formula of their wood plastic composite materials, our factory can only recycle our own produced composited decking, we won’t recycle others because the different formula will affect the quality of our products. Actually, transportation cost is always customer’s first concern.
What the weather temperature is suitable to use our composite materials?
It’s from -40°c to 60°c.
Does Bongwyod composite material expand and contract?
All composite materials will expand and contract with the changing temperature. It will expand during the hotter season and contract during the colder times. This expansion and contraction are a natural characteristic.
The rate of expansion and contraction is depended on the difference between the temperature during installation and your local area’s maximum temperature. Correct board spacing is essential to ensure adequate space for normal expansion and contraction. Depending on the weather and temperature conditions on installation day, the amount of normal expansion and contraction of the boards will vary.
In general, allow 3/16 inch to 1/4-inch gaps between boards to allow for expansion and contraction as well as to let dirt and water flow away naturally.
Will color fade because of exposure to the sun?
Composite products will fade a little after it is exposed to the sun and undergoes the weather. The anti-UV additives are added to reduce the fading and it will be much suitable for outdoor application. During the first 3 months, the color may fade a little with an approximated percentage of 5% to 10%, this will not affect the overall effect. After that, the color will stay in a stable level through the lifetime of the product.
Does Bongywood WPC decking get hotter than wooden decking under the sun?
On a hot day with a blazing sun, nearly any outdoor materials’ surface will get uncomfortably hot. Lighter colored boards tend to be slightly cooler than darked composite decking boards. In extensive studies, it has been found that the color of the decking boards, regardless if it’s made of wood-plastic composite or wood is the most significant factor in the “heat retention” of the board. In these studies, pressure-treated wood stained the same color as ours are actually hotter than composite decking boards in the same test conditions.
Are Bongywood composite decking resistant to staining?
Bongywood traditional composite decking board is uncapped, meaning is not fully resistant to spot stains. If spillage or stain occurs, we recommend treating immediately with absorbent cloths, following up with a general clean with warm and soapy water.