MATAVERDE® CUMARU DECKING vs Synthetic Decking
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.
Mataverde® Ipe Decking vs. Synthetic Plastic and Composite Decking
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.
|Real Wood Product||Yes||No||No|
|Expansion / Contraction||Low||High||High|
|Can Remove Scratches Easily||Yes||No||No|
|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.