Green Flooring Series: Fiberon Outdoor Living Products

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iberon is an environmentally friendly alternative to wood

Fiberon is an environmentally friendly alternative to wood when decking your property. As a composite lumbar, Fiberon is made of efficiently reused resources such as recycled plastics and wood. It is manufactured as a finished product so there is no need to sand, stain or paint it. While it costs a little more than lumber, it lasts much longer. It is engineered to be very light, and its grooved board planks have hidden fasteners, providing easy installation and a smooth surface.

Fiberon is less likely to split, scratch or stain than lumbar; without any organic content, it is both highly moisture and mold resistant. This makes it a low maintenance, easy to clean surface. Fiberon is available in many different hardwood and grain colors. Aesthetically, it looks like real lumber. Fiberon products provide stain and fade resistance warranties. It is also resistant to termites, splinters and decay.

To ensure the longevity of your Fiberon flooring upon installation, make sure there is six inches of ventilation beneath its substructure to avoid a buildup of standing water or organic debris. Generally you will just need a broom or hose to clear your deck of any debris. If debris has built up and mold appears, simply use soap and water to remove it. When installing any kind of fire pit, be sure to install properly, as Fiberon can be warped and damaged by excessive heat.

Most notably it is manufactured in such a way that is sustainable and practically waste free. The recycled products used to create its composite make up include everyday recycled goods that come from your everyday home recycling bin, and they are shipped from no more than 500 miles away. Fiberon diverts more than 40,000 tons of this material from landfills every year. They follow LEED and green standards. By using Fiberon products, you’d not only be contributing to a healthier environment, but you will get to enjoy it for a very long time.

This post was written by Thais Sousa. Follow Thais on Google.