Our recycled plastic lumber is 100% plastic and contains over 90% recycled High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) #2 plastic such as gallon milk, water and juice containers and detergent bottles.
We have had product in place since 1992 which still shows no sign of rotting, cracking, splitting or breaking. Some studies have shown the expected lifetime of recycled plastic lumber is 400 years.
Our colors include gray, brown, black, green, yellow, blue, tan and white. We also make custom colors to order, call for availability and pricing.
Since we utilize 100% recycled plastic materials in manufacturing our lumber, some variation in color from batch to batch does exist.
It is not necessary to paint or stain our product as it has a solid color throughout. Because our products do not absorb moisture, paints and stains will sit on the surface of our plastic and tend to chip or flake over time.
All of our products have UV inhibitors in the plastic. With direct sun exposure slight fading may occur over time.
No. Our recycled plastic lumber and contain no organic materials such as wood fillers for mold and mildew grow. In the case that dirt and grime buildup on the surface and create mold or mildew, it can be easily removed by cleaning the surface of your site furnishings or lumber.
Yes, since there are no food sources in our plastic, termites and other insects do not infest our products.
No, because our plastic is a molded product. This allows our plastic to be durable and flexible and eliminates splitting. Due to the molding process the texture may vary slightly from board to board.
Plastic lumber can be cleaned with a common household cleaner or a solution of bleach (5%-10%) and water. Unlike composite lumber, our products can also be pressure washed. Use caution when cleaning as detergents can make the surface slippery.
Lumber and Decking
Everything is slippery when wet, our products are no more slippery than wood.
We recommend 12” to 16” on center. Check your local building codes.
Any fasteners that can be used with wood can be used with our recycled plastic lumber. Since our lumber has such a long life span, we recommend stainless steel fasteners.
No, it is not necessary to pre-drill our recycled plastic lumber. Standard woodworking tools are all that is needed to work with our product.
Recycled plastic lumber is an excellent option for the surface of docks and decks, railings, cribbing and blocking. When properly supported, it can also be used as substructure in some applications such as a deck over a concrete slab. No, it cannot be used for load-bearing components such as joists, beams, or studs.
Ordering and Delivery
Processing of recycled plastic is the reason for its higher expense. However, the up-front cost more than pays for itself through the lifetime of the recycled plastic lumber and the minimal maintenance required. Annual costs to maintain recycled plastic lumber are as much as 6 times less than that of wood.
Depending on the size of the order, most orders can be filled in 2 to 4 weeks or less.
Delivery costs are based on weight, size and destination. Once we know the quantity you are interested in ordering we can give you a price for delivery.
We are the manufacturer and you can buy directly from us. You can place an order by phone, fax or email.
Discounts are available for schools, churches, municipalities, re-sellers, contractors and quantity orders. Please contact us to see what discounts you may qualify for.