Wood plastic composite tongue and groove decking, unlike wood decking is made from wood flour and plastic(PE.PVC). Unlike wood and numerous other species of wood, composite tongue and groove decking come in a whole plethora of grades, colours and finishes. Use wood plastic composite decking to bring your interiors to life, selecting the appropriate colour and finish to suit your lifestyle and your furnishings. The wonderful thing about WPC decking is that it's not only warm to the touch and easy to maintain it's also extremely authentic and 100% environmentally friendly and no other hazardous chemical.
Tongue and Groove or Click System decking?
When making decisions on a new decking project, many people struggle with the choice between tongue and groove and click system decking. Ascertaining which system will work best for your needs depends on a large extent on the characteristics of your specific project. Composite tongue and groove porch decking have a "tongue" along one side of the board and a "groove" along the opposite side of the board. When installed, the tongue of one board fits snugly into the groove of the adjoining board.
The reasoning behind composite tongue and groove porch decking is that it fits tightly together, almost like a jigsaw puzzle, preventing the floor from moving around and creating unsightly gaps. Yet tongues fit loosely enough in the grooves that the floor is able to expand and contract as humidity levels change.
Installing Composite Tongue And Groove decking
If you need to firm up a floor, install sheets of plywood. If the new decking will be too high compared to nearby floors -- most people find a height difference of 3/4 inch to be a tripping hazard -- you may need to remove old decking before installing the latest.
Sweep the floor well, set any popped nails, and remove the baseboard shoes or moldings. If the molding is in decent shape, write numbers on the backs so you can remember where the pieces go. Otherwise plan on installing different moldings.
Level any bad dips by pulling up the old decking, nailing seems the joists, and retailing the older boards. Staple one or two layers of roofing felt (tar paper) onto the subfloor. This will help prevent squeaks.
Use spacers to create a 3/8-inch gap between the decking and walls or baseboards. This is important; boards that are installed tight against the wall may buckle. Shoe molding will cover the gap when you're done.
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Thank you for visiting The composite porch flooring tongue and groove product page. Since 2007, Seven Trust Company, was founded on the premise of providing quality composite wood products at wholesale prices. We use select grades of 100% kiln dried lumber, which is processed on-site using modern manufacturing equipment and processes, including in-house CAD capability allowing us to design consistent superior quality profiles and products with minimum waste.