MATAVERDE® CUMARU DECKING

Compare Cumaru Decking to Synthetic Plastic

and Composite Decking

FSC Certified Mataverde Cumaru Decking in New York

 

Mataverde Premium Cumaru Decking outperforms synthetic plastic decking and composite decking materials, naturally and beautifully on every measurable rating.  Check out the comparison between Mataverde Cumaru decking, plastic decking and composite decking materials below. Cumaru hardwood, sometimes referred to as "Brazilian Teak", has beautiful exotic tropical graining and lots of character.

 


 

COMPARISON CHART

Mataverde® Ipe Decking vs. Synthetic Plastic and Composite Decking

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As you will see below, Cumaru decking beats plastic decking and composite decking on strength, span capacity, scratch resistance, expansion and contraction,heat retention and more.

PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS

CUMARU DECKING 

PLASTIC DECKING

COMPOSITE DECKING

Real Wood Product   Yes No No
Synthetic Materials No Yes Yes
Expansion / Contraction Low High   High  
Heat Retention   Low High   High  
Stability   High  Low Low
Scratch Resistance High  Low Low
Can Remove Scratches Easily Yes No No
Strength High   Low Low
Span Capacity High  Low Low
Initial Decking Cost  Moderate High   High  
Usable Life Expectancy   30+ years  10-20 years?* 10-15 years?**
Life Cycle Cost  Low Medium High  

* Plastic decking has been on the market for a short time period. It is not yet known how long this material will last.

** Composite decking materials have been in use for less than twenty years. Most initial brands have had significant product failures. It is not yet known how later brands will perform. Click here for more information.