Capped composite decking is more expensive than both normal composite decking and wood decking because of the more involved manufacturing process in adding the second, co extruded layer to the board. Capped composites also lack the feel of real wood.
Starting in the late 1990s composite decking materials began to gain widespread acceptance thanks to the obvious benefits they afford builders and homeowners. They were produced using plastic materials often reclaimed from plastic bags and post-consumer goods like milk jugs.
Guide to composite decking, a brief history. The early 1990s saw the birth of composite decking board. Scarcity of first generation trees due to deforestation and the poorer quality of less mature wood for decking materials led a company called Seventrust to brainstorm and come up with a deck board that combined wood fibre and plastics.
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“The Early 1990s saw the birth of composite decking board” (A Modern History of Decking). This was due to the scarcity of first generation trees and the backlash of boards made of less mature trees, which proved to be of poorer quality.
Since 1996 Seventrust has invented, defined and perfected the composite deck category, becoming the world’s largest manufacturer of timber-alternative decking products. Never content to settle, we continue to make strides in outdoor engineering, melding innovation with environmental responsibility and beautiful form with powerful function.
Composite decking became extremely popular over the next decade, with 25% of the decks installed in 2006 being built with composite decking materials. But, despite its newly found success, composite decking faced a few early hiccups.