Find answers to common questions about Oakio products
Are Oakio products environmentally friendly?
Yes. Oakio products are basically made from recycled materials. It won’t splinter or warp the way wood does, so it dramatically reduces the wasteful cycle of repair and replacements. It also eliminates the frequent application of environmentally harmful paint, sealers, and stains. Oakio composite deck planks are manufactured with recycled wood materials that would otherwise go into landfills. In addition, Oakio is able to regrind scrap products back into the manufacturing process. Oakio recycles water during the manufacturing process. Oakio does not require painting, staining, or sealing.
What is wood plastic composite product?
Wood plastic composite products are a mix of hard wood fibers, recycled polyethylene, bonding agent, additives, and tint. It is a long-lasting, hardwearing, low maintenance alternative to traditional timber products.
WPC and the Environment
The obvious reason for using WPC composite decking is preserving the environment. As environmental pressures on the industry (in terms of recycling and sustainability) grow daily, there is a clear need to extend the life of our traditional building materials such as wood. WPC efficient use of materials that are currently seen as waste supports this concept; that of sustainable development. Being made of almost 100% recycled materials and being 100% recyclable WPC’s impact on our precious forest resources is negligible, reducing our carbon foot print on the earth. Other environmental benefits of WPC include: There is negligible waste and any that is produced is reused WPC contain no toxins or volatile organic compounds WPC are 100% recyclable and can be reground and reused after their service life WPC are considered non-hazardous waste so can be disposed of by standard methods
Will the color fade over time?
Like any uncapped wood plastic composite board, the WPC decking boards will lighten as they naturally weather over the first 2-3 months of outdoor exposure before establishing. The board lightening is caused by rain washing out naturally occurring dark wood oils (called tannins) and natural lightening from UV exposure. The color change is most noticeable in the lighter colors: Oak, Silver Birch, and Stone, where the contrast between the colored tannins and initial board color is larger. As the board weathers, the grain's subtle contrast eventually derives almost entirely through how the different textures reflect light rather than a genuine color differential. For this reason, it is often preferable to lay lighter colors groove side up.
How do your WPC products react when exposed to water?
Oakio products are designed to take on very little water (c.1%). Our ranges have a much lower absorption rate than timber which heavily reduces the likelihood of wet rot over a longer period of time.
Why are WPC products better than wood?
WPC products offer superior durability and performance that you can't get from wood. WPC decking won't rot, warp, or splinter; and they never require staining or painting to maintain great looks.
How do I install the decking?
Please refer to our WPC decking installation here
How far apart should the supporting joists be?
The supporting joist below the plastic composite decking boards should be a maximum of 400mm apart. For further information on installation please see our installation guide.
Does the decking board reversible?
We advise the boards to be laid small groove side up. You may wish to lay them differently however you may experience increased slippage and color change when laying the outdoor decking boards differently, and this is done at your discretion. Whilst you can fit them either way up we recommend installing the multi-groove side up, the reverse side will be less slip-resistant and will show stains and watermarks far more when fitted with the multi-groove side facing down.
How long does composite decking last?
How much is composite decking vs wood?
Our wood plastic composite decking boards are competitively priced against solid wood in the market. Composite decking requires very little maintenance meaning your time can be spent enjoying it rather than on expensive repainting or staining.
What to do with leftover WPC decking?
After purchasing and installing WPC decking, there will always be some leftovers. It will occupy space when it’s piled up, but it will be a pity if it’s thrown away. In fact, after simple processing, you can turn these remaining scraps into practical items. The WPC decking produced and sold by Oakio can be cut, assembled and fixed, and processed like wood. The decking board is moisture-proof and mildew-proof, so there is no need to worry about any problems in outdoor use. You can make an outdoor flower stand out of the remaining decking. Put your favorite flowers and plants in it and put them on the balcony. The remaining WPC decking can also be used to pave backyard trails. It’s very easy to make such a trail and doesn’t require a lot of material. Simply put the decking pieces together and fix them on the ground. Such an interesting path can elevate the style of the backyard. In addition, the remaining WPC decking can also be turned into some small things, for example, a mailbox or a small stool. These can be used outdoors for a long time, no need to worry about rotting or molding after a while. Try using the remaining scraps in different ways, and learn more about the rest of our website for inspiration.
Do I need to have spacing and gaps between the decking?
As composite and plastic material expands and contract down the length of the product from changes in temperature, we do always require adequate expansion spacing left at the end of each product. The correct spacing required can be found in the WPC decking installation guide of each product.
Will Oakio composite timber fade because of exposure to the sun?
Oakio’s superior technology gives the composite wood boards great Ultra Violet resistance. Oakio have tested direct UV on our boards for hundreds of hours with minimal change.
How do I install the WPC fence?
Please refer to our installation guidelines here.
Will I get a color difference with my fencing?
Our composite fencing for sale is produced in batches and made from 60% recycled hardwood making this a natural product. For this reason slight color variations may occur (more noticeable when purchasing different lengths of boards or when laying the boards “wide groove up”) We advise purchasing decking boards in the same lengths to avoid initial color difference. Although we will always endeavor to pick all products from the same batch, when orders are added or amended at a later date the boards will likely be from a different batch therefore color variation is likely. Please ensure you order the correct amount of boards on the initial order.
How long does our composite fencing for sale last?
We offer a 15 years warranty on all our extrusion fencing and 25 years on all co extrusion fencing, it is meaning you get peace of mind with your new fencing. We anticipate when looked after well composite fencing will last well in excess of the 10-25 years warranty.
How do I install the wood plastic composite cladding?
Please refer to our composite cladding installation here.
How long does composite cladding last?
We offer a 15 years warranty on all our extrusion cladding and 25 years on all co extrusion cladding, it is meaning you get peace of mind with your new cladding. We anticipate when looked after well wood plastic composite cladding will last well in excess of the 10-25 years warranty.
Will Oakio composite cladding fade because of exposure to the sun?
Oakio’s superior technology gives the boards great Ultra Violet resistance. Oakio has tested direct UV on our boards for hundreds of hours with minimal change. Our wood plastic composite exterior wall cladding will offer you a perfect experience!
WPC Deck Tiles
Why choose Oakio WPC deck tiles?
1. Sustainability: All of our composite deck tile are made of 100%recycled materials for reduced environmental impact. 2.Ultra-low maintenance: Oakio composite decking is significantly low-maintenance, in contrast to traditional wood decking. No painting, sealing or sanding required. 3.Strength&Durability: Not all composites are created equal, our premium ingredients and manufacturing processes form the foundation for a wear-resistant product with powerful durability.
Can I have DIY deck tiles at my home?
Yes, you can make it by yourself or with your child, it is very easy to install and no need for any tools. Just lock them together then you can get a perfect finished deck tiles.
What is your deck tile warranty?
For Oakio extrusion deck tile, we offer 15 years warranty, for co extrusion deck, we usually offer 25 years warranty.
Where can deck tiles be applicated?
Usually people prefer to assemble composite decking tiles for their balconies, it can also be used for path panel.
What is your Armstrong pergola made of?
The base ingredient is oak wood powder, recycled HDPE, additives and fiber glass modified to provide superior impact strength and ultraviolet (UV) resistance, and it giving us the most durable WPC pergola on the market today.
What is your pergola warranty?
For Oakio WPC pergola, we offer 15 years warranty.
Are there standard size?
Yes, we have 6 standard sizes of WPC pergola for your choose, please kindly see the details on the corresponding page, we also provide customized pergola.
What kind of decking materials can be used with Oakio pedestals?
Oakio composite decking pedestals can be used with any kind of decking material including stone, granite, marble, hydra-pressed concrete, wood, composites, industrial grating, ceramic, and wood tiles.
Does the pedestals need assembly?
Oakio composite decking pedestals are all assembled well, only need to adjust the height which you require during the installation.
How do I adjust for height?
It is very easy to adjust Oakio pedestal deck system's height, adding one Extender could raise the height of 80-120mm, and on a small range of height it just need to screw down the strengthening ring to fox the height. Oakio pedestal is also equipped with a safety clip system to avoid unscrewing.
How do I adjust the pedestal for slope?
Oakio slope corrector could be placed on the bottom of the Oakio deck tile pedestals, with the Oakio slope corrector it is possible to build a perfectly level surface by rotating the Oakio slope corrector. It is possible to adjust the slope between 0% to 5%.
How do I figure out the number of pedestal I need?
Use the following formula (This formula is only suitable for the tile length less than 800mm) 1.Include one pedestal for every tile 2.Count the number of tiles around the perimeter of the tiles ares and divide this number by tow 3. Add the number of pedestals calculated in step 1. to the number calculated in step 2. 4. Add 5%to the total number of deck tile pedestals calculated in step 2. 5. Remember we are happy to help with your calculations.
What is SPC Flooring?
SPC flooring (Stone Plastic Composite flooring) means stone plastic composite Flooring. SPC Click Flooring is and upgrade and improvement of regular Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT). The main contents of SPC Rigid Flooring are natural limestone powder, polyvinyl chloride and stablizer, giving it incredible strength, rigidity and waterproof properties.
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