At the heart of any beautiful outdoor project is the landscaping. While hardscape features have been traditionally built using wood and WPCs, synthetic timbers are quickly becoming the new standard. Whereas wood has a number of downfalls, including splitting, rotting, and susceptibility to vandalism, Miura Board, a type of synthetic timber, resolves all these issues more.
If you’re designing a public facility or park, here’s why you should use the innovative synthetic lumber Miura Board instead of hardwood.
Landscaping Products From 100% Recycled Material
Miura Board is a fiber-reinforced composite. It’s produced using a patented blending process that incorporates commingled plastics, plastic scrap, and non-melting fiber. It’s made from 100% recyclable products and can be entirely recycled when it’s no longer needed. It doesn’t contain any wood, which means it won’t add stress to an already overloaded and destructive lumber industry, making this material an environmentally sustainable option you can feel good about.
Just like wood, Miura Board can be sanded, nailed, and drilled, but it can also be welded and water-jetted, which makes it more practical and easier to install and clean. It has a density of 66 lb./cubic ft., which is denser and therefore stronger than standard wood and WPCs. It’s also a stable structure with a low expansion rate and resistant to wear, water exposure, and insects. It will never rot because it has a water absorption rate of less than 1%. If vandals graffiti the material, it’s relatively easy to erase these markings with simple soap and water. Although untreated Miura Board looks gray, it can be dyed to other colors to suit your preferences.
Key Factors for Choosing Landscaping Material
If your park or landscaping feature decays or looks worn over time, it could fall into disuse. Consider the following characteristics to ensure the longevity of your project:
- Durability: To avoid frequent replacements and keep the area as neat as possible, architects and designers need to choose materials that can withstand outdoor elements. As such, the structure must be able to survive high-impact forces, such as hail or strong winds, and prevent burrowing insects and fungal damage.
- Weather-Resistance: The material must have low thermal expansion and low water absorption rates for it to last outside. If a designer uses wood instead of a synthetic lumber, the landscaping material can split or rot and will require manual adjustments during temperature changes.
- Maintenance: Labor and material maintenance costs must be low if you’re designing a public property. Wood is difficult to clean, stains, and requires routine painting and sealing. Synthetic lumber, on the other hand, is virtually maintenance-free and can be pressure-washed to remove stains.
Landscape and Parks Applications
Miura Board is a versatile landscaping composite with myriad applications. For example, it can be used for:
- Raised beds
These are just a few examples of the many ways to use Miura Board—it’s a perfect choice for almost every municipal project, no matter the scale or application.
Durable & Versatile Landscaping Solutions
Miura Board reduces waste and protects against deforestation. It’s made from 100% recycled components and doesn’t contain any wood products. It’s also recyclable, and, at the end of its useful life, it won’t take up space in a landfill. Because it’s durable and low-maintenance, it won’t need to be replaced for years or even decades down the line—which means the overall energy expenditure needed to produce and transport the material will be minimal.
Versatility is also crucial when it comes to optimizing a resource for public assignments. Because it can be used in a variety of settings and applications, leftover Miura Board can be used to perform repairs and build new structures at a moment’s notice. Once workers become familiar with the material, they’ll also find that it’s easy to use and install, which can cut down on labor time and costs.
Why Miura Board?
No other landscaping material has the durability and versatility of Miura Board or can compete with the material when it comes to overall sustainability and value. When you consider all the advantages of plastic landscaping timbers, Miura Board leads the market as the best wood alternative for outdoor structures.
Make Miura Board Part of Your Next Landscaping Project
Are you looking for a durable, versatile, and environmentally friendly landscaping solution? Look no further. Make Miura Board part of your next landscaping project, and you’ll see a significant difference in your bottom line.
Contact the manufacturer online or call (409) 200-7110 to get a free quote today.