Wood Plastic Composite (WPC)
What is Wood Plastic Composite (WPC)?
Wood plastic composite (WPC) is an engineered construction material that can be used like wood planking in many applications. It is made with plastic resins and waste wood from industrial processes like milling and paper pulping. Other filler materials may be used, including binders and colorants. Such products are subject to testing to determine their durability and load limits before they are released on the market.
WPCs do not corrode and are highly resistant to rot and decay as they do absorb water into the wood fibers embedded within the material. They have good workability and can be shaped using conventional woodworking tools. WPCs are often considered a sustainable material because they can be made using recycled plastics and the waste products of the wood industry. One advantage over wood is the ability of the material to be molded to meet almost any desired shape. A WPC member can be bent and fixed to form strong arching curves. Another major selling point of these materials is their lack of need for paint. They are manufactured in a variety of colors, but are widely available in grays and earth tones.
Care & Maintenance
Place breathable, dirt-catching mats at all room entrances Note: do not use mats with rubber or other non-porous backings
Use felt pads under furniture legs
Area rugs should be placed in high traffic areas. As stair landings and in front of sinks Note: As with entrance mats, do not use area rugs with non-porous backings
When moving furniture, lift it rather than dragging or pushing it
When moving exceptionally heavy furniture or appliances, make sure the floor is clean then cover it with a firm material, like plywood, and use a dolly to move the heavy item