As we all know, water is the biggest threat and challenge to waterfront decks. Over time, water will invade the floor, destroy fibers, cause mold and other problems, and ultimately affect the structure and beauty of the floor, and even threaten your safety. Therefore, within the scope of the budget, choosing a product with better waterproof effect can avoid a lot of troubles. Install it once and you can enjoy it for a long time.
In the long run, it is a more cost-effective choice. There are many kinds of materials for the deck, including PVC, aluminum, wood, wood plastic composite flooring, how about their waterproof performance? Next, the article will compare and analyze each material from the waterproof performance and the points that need attention. I hope it will be helpful to you.
How to choose waterproof decking?
Drop a few drops of water on the deck. If the droplets rise and gather on the deck surface, it means that the deck is waterproof. If water droplets penetrate into the deck, it means that the surface or waterproof layer of the deck is damaged. It exposes to air and moisture. It means you need to waterproof your deck again.
Before this, you need to remove the wood fibers and stains that have been eroded, then sand and clean the surface to ensure the cleanliness of the floor surface, and ensure that there are 48 hours of dry weather during the construction process.
The best outdoor temperature for cleaning and handling the deck is between 50 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit. In addition, you need to note that in the process of strong cleaning, it is recommended that you wear protective glasses to avoid injury.
The complexity of these operations is far more time-consuming and energy-consuming than words can describe and reflect. Therefore, it is a wise choice to choose a floor with good waterproof performance. There are two approaches to avoid water damage. The first is to choose waterproof materials, such as metal and PVC. Another option is WPC decking with strong water resistance.
Comparison of waterproof performance
PVC decking is one of the few completely waterproof materials. It is 100% plastic synthetic material. Since there are no organic components in it, there is no threaten from water erosion. Based on this feature, PVC decking is typically used for outdoor siding and fencing.
Like composite decking, PVC decking can also be capped for a longer lifespan. The waterproof performance of PVC material is reliable, but its visual effect is not as natural as wood plastic composite decking. Meanwhile, the price of capped PVC can be relatively high.
Aluminum decking is another waterproof decking material. The aluminum material will be stronger. But in terms of style, it is not that natural. The price is also relatively expensive. In addition to the style and price that may not be popular with everyone, the difficulty of cutting and using also discourages many people.
The waterproof performance of traditional wood flooring is relatively weaker than other materials. This is determined by the material itself. Traditional wood flooring has certain advantages in terms of price and texture but has obvious disadvantages in terms of durability and weather resistance.
With the increasing development of the flooring market, people have gradually realized that from the perspective of maintenance cost and maintenance difficulty, wood flooring is not the most cost-effective, so many people have turned to new flooring materials, such as wood-plastic composite flooring.
Wood-plastic composite decking
The wood plastic decking is more durable than PVC decking with more colors and patterns. Unifloor offers three different floors, traditional WPC decking, co-extruded decking, and deep-embossed decking.
WPC decking is widely applied in gardens, courtyards, patios, swimming pools, and other watersides scenes. Because of its excellent water resistance (low water absorption) and color fixation, it is the best choice for water decking.
The best water decking
The WPC deck is more suitable for waterside projects and more popular because of its good performance in waterproof, eco-friendly, wood texture, easy installation, and cost-effectiveness. The capped composite decking adds a PE protective layer, which improves performance, especially the waterproof performance, and is the best choice for water decking. Avoiding water erosion is essential for outdoor decoration.
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