Millboard decking is a composite decking product. So what is composite decking?
In essence, a composite material is traditionally two elements working together to produce material properties that are different to the properties of those elements on their own. An advance from the traditional wood plastic composite (WPC), Millboard is a Polymer Composite also known as FRP (Fibre Reinforced Polymer). This is where the core materials used are polymer-based resin and a variety of fibres including glass, carbon and natural fibres for reinforcement.
Historically, most composites consist of a bulk material and a reinforcement of some kind, added primarily to increase the strength and stiffness of the core which is the primary reason that Millboard uses this process too. It also provides a lighter weight and more durable product and eliminates the drawbacks associated with protein based fillers as well as keeping our boards strong and resilient.
Millboard composite decking has been moulded from hand selected prime oak samples, replicating the beautiful qualities of the originals. Only Millboard decking is hand crafted this way.
The textured, resilient top surface of the finished Millboard is made from Lastane providing a virtually maintenance- free algae-repellent surface, which greatly enhanced slip resistance in wet conditions. The tough Lastane layer is hand coloured with UV stable pigments and its inherent anti-abrasive nature means it withstands demanding environments.
The wood-free polymer resin core is fibre reinforced for additional strength and self-bonds to the Lastane layer. Millboards are solid, not hollow and do not expand or contract, warp or rot like wood or wood-composites as there is no water ingress and the manufacture of Millboard is classed as a low energy process, making it more eco-friendly.
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