If you are considering adding a deck or outdoor space to your home, you will be faced with a variety of options. From traditional wood to composite decking, there are more products on the market today than ever before.
Eco-friendly composite decking is widely accepted to be one of the most popular products available due to the fact that it boasts qualities highlighted by a longer lifespan than traditional wood.
Are There Any Drawbacks?
Whilst standard composite decking offers environmentally friendly positives due on the material-sourcing and manufacturing side, it has also been labelled as being unsustainable on the installation and end-of-life side.
By mixing an industrial material (plastic) that is recyclable with biological material (wood), you create a material that is neither recyclable nor compostable.
However, things are all about to change.
Introducing Eco-Friendly Composite Decking
Whilst many of the old composites were made from sawdust mixed with cheap polymers, so they absorbed a lot of moisture and were susceptible to attack from insects, mildew turned green and very slippery over time and was also prone to rotting due to the high wood fibre content.
However, the introduction of the iDecking Revolution products offers a new generation of materials which have been developed to look and perform much better in the long term.
Developed by iDecking Revolution, DURO is a brand new material which has been developed with the following goals in mind:
- Fast and easy installation using no screws
- 100% EcoFriendly
- Ultra-Low Maintenance
- Custom Colours
These new systems offer a new mindset for artificial decking. They will not fade, absorb hardly any moisture and does not swell or split. In addition to this, any scratches or blemishes can also be sanded down to almost French-Polish the scratches out, since it is solid throughout ensuring that long term maintenance very possible and effective.
These products are high end, top quality materials, and as they do not fade in colour, are in many ways better than tropical hardwood. Despite its formula being kept as a secret, DURO’s main ingredient is Rice Husk; a by-product in the processing of rice. This husk, when blended together with virgin polymers, makes this an incredibly versatile, strong and durable material.
Which are the benefits of DURO material?
- Eco-Friendly – 100% Recyclable
- Low maintenance
- Extremely stable and durable
- Can be treated and/or stained as you like
- No splinters, barefoot walking is welcome!
- Weatherproof & Waterproof
- UV ray resistant
- Insect and termite-proof
- B1 Class fire resistant
DURO is the name of the brand new “green” material developed by iDeck to integrate its decking and wall cladding systems in total respect for Mother Nature.
DURO is mainly made of Rice Husk; a waste from agriculture that would be otherwise burnt and create CO2.
DURO is definitely the best choice for a 100% recyclable and EcoFriendly composite material.
For more information relating to the iDecking Revolution, please click here.