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Distinction and Consistency between PVC and WPC Decking Outdoor

April 03, 2024

With the progress of technology and the improvement of people's living standards, the types of outdoor decking are also increasing day by day. Among them, PVC outdoor decking and WPC decking have a certain share in the market because of their respective characteristics and advantages. This article will explore the differences between the two types of decking so that customers can make an informed decision when choosing.


PVC outdoor decking, the main component is polyvinyl chloride (PVC). It is a plastic material that, through specific production processes, can be made into decking that resemble wood in appearance and texture. PVC outdoor decking has waterproof, corrosion and other characteristics, is very suitable for outdoor use.


And WPC decking, namely wood-plastic composite decking, is mainly made of wood fiber and plastic (usually polyethylene PE or polypropylene PP) mixed. This decking combines the advantages of wood and plastic, with the natural beauty of wood and the durability and moisture-proof of plastic.


However, the production process of PVC outdoor decking mainly includes extrusion, calendering and molding steps. Through these processes, PVC materials can be molded into various shapes and sizes of decking to meet the needs of different occasions.


WPC decking production process includes mixing, extrusion, cooling, cutting and other steps. Wood fiber and plastic are mixed at a certain temperature and pressure, then extruded and formed through an extruder, and finally cooled and cut into a decking.


And PVC outdoor decking has excellent wear resistance, anti-slip and elasticity, barefoot walking on it is also very comfortable. In addition, the color of PVC decking is rich, plasticity is strong, can be customized according to the need.


WPC decking is favored with its environmental protection, stability and weatherability. It inherits the texture and texture of wood, while overcoming the shortcomings of wood susceptible to moisture and decay. WPC flooring is also relatively simple to install and maintain.


Finally, PVC outdoor decking and WPC decking have their own characteristics and advantages, the choice of which decking depends on the specific use of the scene and demand. When buying, suggesting consumers according to own actual demand and budget, choose the most suitable decking type. At the same time, we should also pay attention to the quality and brand reputation of products to ensure the purchase of safe and reliable products.


In general, whether PVC outdoor decking or WPC decking, is an important choice of modern outdoor decoration. They play an indispensable role in beautifying the environment and improving the quality of life. With the progress of science and technology and people's pursuit of a better life, these two kinds of decking will be more widely used and developed.

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