Fiberon Decking

Written by Rachel Arieff
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Fiberon is the trade name of a composite decking material made from a combination of recycled wood and both recycled and virgin plastic. Fiberon's manufacturer advertises that the wood contained in its products, though recycled, is of a high-quality oak left over from furniture- and cabinet-making processes. The combination of these materials yields a product that, with the look and feel of wood, has none of the typical problems of wood.

These problems include the cracking, warping, and splintering that results when wood is exposed to the elements over a long period of time. When wood absorbs water, it becomes susceptible to mold, mildew, and rotting. The entire structure not only deforms in shape but also weakens. Weather-damaged wood needs to be replaced, which adds up to costly and time-consuming repairs.

Advantages of Fiberon Decking

Decks are a big enough investment as it is. They should be enjoyed, not worked on in endless repair projects that drain your time, energy and money. For these reasons, many people have been switching from wood decking to composites such as Fiberon, which has a ten-year warranty and is guaranteed to resist cracking, chipping, splintering and warping.

Unlike wood, Fiberon decking does not require painting, sealing, or any other special treatments. It is also said to be free of the toxic preservatives common to many wood composites. One particularly interesting feature of Fiberon decking is that it is also guaranteed not to become slippery, even when wet. For this reason, Fiberon is one of the most popular choices for swimming pool decking.

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