When to Choose XLM® PVC Decking – the Ultimate in Low Maintenance
Wood-plastic composite decking raised the low-maintenance bar over traditional wood deck planks. Then cellular PVC decking – sometimes called "synthetic decking" or "plastic decking" – raised it even further by offering another alternative decking option to homeowners looking for an extreme low-maintenance product.
How do you know if XLM is right for your deck project, or if another of TimberTech's innovative wood plastic composite products will provide the low-maintenance decking lifestyle desired? The frequently asked questions below will help, or consult a local TimberTech dealer or contractor.
What situations most call for PVC decking?
XLM is the ultimate choice for homeowners who do a lot of outdoor entertaining, whose decks endure high-traffic activity or those who wish to spend even less time maintaining their deck than with traditional alternative decking products.
How does TimberTech's PVC decking resist stains and scratches so well?
XLM is an extremely durable expanded polymer material that features a solid PVC cap to reinforce its structural integrity.
How does TimberTech's PVC decking look?
XLM is available in four rich, long-lasting and attractive color options: Mountain Cedar, SandRidge, RiverRock, Desert Bronze and RusticBark. Desert Bronze and RusticBark feature a tropical hardwood look with a flat grain surface and Mountain Cedar, SandRidge and RiverRock offer solid colors with a flat gran surface.
Is railing available in a PVC material?
RadianceRail – TimberTech's most-popular railing product – is a composite railing product with a PVC cap for maximum durabilty and weatherability. Plus RadianceRail is available in colors that match XLM's Mountain Cedar, SandRidge and RiverRock decking colors. RadianceRail Classic Black and Mountain Cedar are the perfect complement to XLM Desert Bronze planks.
Will fasteners be visible?
XLM plank comes in solid and grooved profiles. Grooved planks may be installed using TimberTech's CONCEALoc hidden fastener system, which provides a fastener-free deck surface.
Are there any other special features of TimberTech's PVC decking?
Based on extensive testing, all XLM Mountain Cedar, RiverRock, SandRidge, Desert Bronze and RusticBark colors meet California State Fire Marshal and San Diego County requirements for use in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) areas.
How does it install?
XLM is 40 percent lighter than wood plastic composite planks, making it easier for contractors and do-it-yourselfers to move and install. No pre-drilling is required for installation.
Does TimberTech guarantee the quality of its PVC decking?
XLM is backed by TimberTech's industry leading, 25-year limited residential warranty.
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