Green Building Materials – WPC floor Decking

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Green building Materials are aimed at enabling environmentally conscious and sustainable construction. There are various materials that fall under the umbrella of Green Building Materials. Some of them are:

Wood, Recycled plastic, Bamboo, Composites, Fibre enhanced materials etc.

Green building materials are not only good for the building as such, but they are also environmentally sustainable in their production and manufacturing process. They can be used for conventional construction, outdoor materials, internior panels etc.  They are more energy efficient as they require less energy for their production. They add value to the Green Building Ratings and to get higher levels of green building certifications.

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However, one of the most common misconceptions related to Green building materials is their efficiency.There is a general misconception that non-conventional sources are always less efficient. This misconception stems from the fact that we do not have proper knowledge about such materials and products.

With these series of blogs, we aim at not only showing you these sustainable building materials, but we will also tell you how these are beneficial, what are its advantages and how to buy them. Let’s start with WPC Decking.


WPC Decking

What are they?
WPC stands for Wood-Plastic Composites. They are made of wood fibres and recycled plastic. Thermosplastic resin is heated and mixed with ground wood particles. They are a sturdy but flexible, wood base material group and have a lot of uses and advantages.

To be more specific, we’re going to take you through one product of WPC- the WPC Floor Decking.

WPC can be used extensively as a floor decking. A floor decking is a weight bearing or load bearing floor surface, similar to a conventional floor.

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Why should you use WPC floor decking?

WPC for floor decking is highly resilient and durable. It does not corrode and they do not rot either which makes it the ideal outdoor material. The wood ensures the load bearing aspect which makes it safe and the plastic ensures the longevity of the floor. They can also be shaped in any way and can be used in construction of curved and unconventionally shaped surfaces more easily as compared to rigid concrete structure construction. It has an edge over conventional concrete in constructing bent and arched surfaces.  

Apart from all this, they add aesthetic value to your building and gives it that touch of European architecture. They do not fade in the sun so the aesthetic aspect is sustained over a long period of time. They are also good for occupant health and productivity. They offer good heat insulation as well.  From an engineer’s point of view, long hours of labour and a lot of time is invested in constructing a house. And time is money. WPC is easy to install, shape and reshape, it is time and cost efficient. They are less labor intensive and are easier to construct. Furthermore, these are highly weather resistant and can be laid out in any climatic conditions, as these high performance planks are are study against natural elements. This also makes is easy to clean and maintain. 

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How can you use it? 

The opportunities and applications are numerous. They are easy to use, and can be used in a variety of different ways!
Some of the most common applications of WPC floor deckings are as stated below: 

  1. Swimming Pool Decking
  2. Garden Decking
  3. Terrace Decking
  4. Landscaping
  5. Decking Tiles
  6. Clubhouse Decking
  7. Commercial Areas
  8. Private Balcony Decking

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Why is it good for the environment? 

The recycled plastic which is a primary constituent of WPC reduces green house emissions that would have been released if this plastic was incinerated. The wood absorbs emitted carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. And the plastic used in WPC is fully recycled and comes from polyethylene bags and other disposed plastic and therefore, the material is truly sustainable and eco-friendly.  Also, since the usage of WPC floor deckings will result in by-passing the usage of conventional cement and concrete for construction of outdoor floors, there is a further high reduction is the green house gas emissions from your building as compared to a conventional building. The manufacturing and production process are also environmentally efficient as  there is  less water and energy spent in the production of these materials. Furthermore, these materials have a rapid regrowth value. They result in better occupant living conditions in terms of cleaner air as well. All these things add on to the Green Building Rating of the building.
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How to purchase this product? 

Straton Group offers high quality green building materials. All our products are certified and are environmentally sustainable and friendly.
The WPC Floor deckings offered by Straton Group is certified by: ISI, GreenGuard, FSC, NFS,Nova Certifications, SGS, SGS Global Services, BSCI, Interek, SGS Certified Recycled Content, Healthy Building Material, etc. 

WPC floor Decking are offered in many exciting finishes and colours. Check out the product right here

Need to get in touch? 

Email –info@stratongroup.com; Contact: +91-9941312474

Always remember, Sustainability is the only way forward!

-Straton Group

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