Mataverde® FSC Machiche Decking vs Synthetic Decking
Compare Machiche Decking to Plastic Decking and Synthetic Decking
Photo: Mataverde Machiche hardwood decking side by side with synthetic composite decking
It’s no secret that premium hardwood decking from MataverdeDecking.com outperforms synthetic composite decking and plastic decking materials. Premium hardwood decking like decks made from Machiche hardwood decking is a naturally beautiful solution which will outperform synthetic decking in almost every measurable characteristic. Compare Mataverde FSC® certified Machiche decking to synthetic decking materials such as plastic decking and composite decking materials below.
MACHICHE DECKING COMPARISON CHART
Mataverde Machiche Decking vs. Plastic and Composite Decking
As you will see in the following chart, FSC Machiche high density hardwood decking outperforms synthetic plastic decking and composite decking on every comparison: span capacity, strength, expansion and contraction, scratch resistance, heat retention and more.
|PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS||FSC MACHICHE DECKING||Plastic Decking||Composite decking|
|Real wood product||Yes||No||No|
|Can remove scratches easily||Yes||No||No|
|Initial Decking cost||Moderate||High||High|
|Usable life expectancy||25+ years||10-20 years?*||10-15 years?**|
|Life Cycle cost||Low||Medium||High|
* Plastic decking has only been available for a short length of time. 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 materials had significant product failures. It is not yet known how long newer materials will last. Click here for more information about composite decking failures.