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What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Composite Wood Decking?

Composite wood decking is a tongue-and-groove floor made of solid wood panel or veneer as the surface layer. It uses solid wood strips as the core layer, and veneer as the bottom layer. It is a tongue-and-groove floor using veneer as the surface layer and plywood as the base material, which is generally laid in the bedroom, study, living room and other indoor places. What are the advantages and weaknessed of composite wood decking?

Composite wood decking is a tongue-and-groove floor made of solid wood panel or veneer as the surface layer. It uses solid wood strips as the core layer, and veneer as the bottom layer. It is a tongue-and-groove floor using veneer as the surface layer and plywood as the base material, which is generally laid in the bedroom, study, living room and other indoor places. What are the advantages and weaknessed of composite wood decking?


1. Advantages of the composite wood decking


  • The price is moderate


Due to the unique structure of composite wood decking, lower requirements for wood and fully-utilized materials, the price is much lower than that of solid wood decking. But it is higher than the price of composite decking.


  • Easy maintenance


If the surface of the composite wood decking is painted well and with good abrasion resistance, it does not take too much effort to maintain, but it still depends on the quality of the floor and the hardness of the floor paint film. Compared with the solid wood floor, it is still easy to maintain but not as convenient as that of high profile composite decking.


  • Advantageous function


It has the same characteristics as solid wood flooring, such as good foot feel, warm in winter and cool in summer. Moreover, the surface of the composite wood floor is made of high-grade wood, which looks the same as the high-grade solid wood floor, and the stability is better than that of the solid wood floor. The installation process is simple and  that of composite wood flooring is the same as that of composite flooring. It does not hit the floor keel and you just need to make it level. Generally speaking, the installation of 100 square meters can be done by two workders a day, which is much faster than that of solid wood flooring. Check more details about composite deck planks.


2. Disadvantages of the composite wood flooring


Because the surface of the composite wood floor is made of natural solid wood, it is certainly not as wear-resistant as the composite floor. If the paint film on the floor surface is not hard enough, the floor will be easily worn. But composite wood flooring is not repairable through renovation like solid wood flooring, because each layer of it is glued together. The more layers of multi-layer composite wood flooring, the greater the amount of glue used and the higher the formaldehyde content.

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