The use of natural wooden boards when arranging a country cottage, terrace, or recreation area is a stylish and optimal solution. However, such products are short-lived when laying paths and floors in a gazebo, which are in the open air and are daily exposed to atmospheric influences. Materials made of natural wood do not differ in moisture and frost-resistant properties, are not resistant to mechanical damage, their surface is abraded. Despite its presentable appearance, a hardwood board needs regular maintenance.
Thanks to the introduction of modern technologies, natural materials can be successfully replaced with artificial ones that are not inferior in quality to the original. Terrace boards are in demand for finishing terraces, open paths. The material is practical and can be used by San Antonio deck company to decorate the local area.
Decking is made of wood-polymer composite, in which the properties of wood and polymer materials are combined. Thanks to the use of high-quality compositions and the laying of material, taking into account the requirements of technology, the canvas is practical, resistant to moisture and frost. Despite the fact that the WPC decking is made for use in open areas, the material does not need additional care after installation.
Installation of decking, thanks to the treated surface of the planks, is used in open areas in compliance with the technology. In the decoration and arrangement of summer cottages, three types of decking are widely used:
- Natural origin. Natural wood and wood chips are used in production. The strength of the material is given by the manufacturing technology, which involves the addition of polymer compositions. Due to the use of wood species such as larch, decking has improved strength and resistance to moisture. The material is not covered with mold and mildew, is not subject to decay.
- Manufactured using wood-polymer composite compounds. This type of decking has less natural properties since it is produced by adding synthetic resins and fiberglass. Wood shavings are used here only as a filler. Polyethylene is used as a binder in terrace boards.
Features of laying terrace material
In order to fulfill the technology of work in compliance with the manufacturer’s recommendations, it is recommended to make a high-quality installation of the frame on which the decking will be laid. The height of the structure should not be lower than 7 cm for free air circulation under the canvas. The logs are placed at a distance of 40 cm. Otherwise, the load on the floor will be uneven, and the deck may deteriorate. In order for the decking board not to deform and to be installed according to the technology, the joists should not be 50 cm. A large contact patch area can lead to poor base blowing.
Before you start laying the WPC, it is necessary to prepare not only the base for installation but also the material itself. In order not to encounter different shades of panels, we recommend purchasing trim parts from the same batch from a trusted supplier. Decking must be laid simultaneously, as the product changes its properties and appearance under the influence of the external environment and ultraviolet radiation over several weeks.
The decking is highly practical and resistant to mechanical damage. However, installation technologies require exposure to the canvas before laying. The material must be laid out in advance on a flat surface to adapt the surface to temperature and sunlight. If the recommendation is ignored, the canvas may lose its shape and deform. The peculiarity of work with decking does not allow the installation of panels at negative temperatures.