Decking - Miura Board

When exposed to the elements, wood and wood-plastic composites (WPC) inevitably degrade and decay over time. Weathering occurs from environmental influences including sunlight, moisture, microorganisms, and extreme temperature changes, all of which affect not only the aesthetics of the materials but eventually also their structural integrity. Public installations like boardwalks, marinas, ramps, and bleachers built from wood or WPC suffer additional strain caused by constant use and often abuse in the form of vandalism.

Many factors contribute to the skyrocketing cost of replacing and maintaining wood and WPC installations, but these two are the primary drivers:

  • The decrease in pressure-treated lumber’s service life following the industry’s switch from arsenic-based to copper-based wood preservatives
  • The ever-rising cost of labor and skilled labor shortages

For these reasons, more and more cities, municipalities, state parks, and property management companies are searching for cost-efficient alternatives to traditional wood decking.

One such alternative is Miura Board, which is a fiber-reinforced, durable, wear-resistant composite material upcycled from plastic scrap and post-consumer carpet backing fiber. Because of its unique manufacturing process and the absence of wood in its composition, Miura BoardTM drastically extends the service life of outdoor fixtures, thereby slashing maintenance costs without the need for costly installation fixtures.

Using Miura BoardTM in Decking Applications

Miura BoardTM offers an extremely durable, wear-resistant, 100% recycled alternative to pressure-treated wood and WPC decking. Outdoor features constructed using Miura Board require no costly installation fixtures or maintenance after installation and deliver a long service life at a low cost of ownership.

Miura BoardTM can be used in a wide array of outdoor applications. Some examples include:

  • Boardwalks
  • Ramps
  • Marinas
  • Pontoons
  • Bulwarks
  • Bridges
  • Gangways
  • Decks
  • Bleachers
  • Playgrounds
  • Benches
  • Fences
  • Steps
  • Pergolas
  • Trellis
  • Edging
  • Raised Beds
  • Nurseries
  • Stalls
  • Partitions
  • Restrooms
  • Stables
  • Mezzanines

Miura BoardTM is extruded in 40” wide sheets and then cut to the desired length and width board sizes, making it particularly suitable for even large scale projects. What’s more, all Miura BoardTM is made from 100% recycled materials, which greatly elevates your green credentials within your community.

If you’re looking for a product that will perform and extend the service life of your outdoor installations, look no further. Miura BoardTM replaces hardwoods, pressure-treated wood, WPC, while lowering your cost of ownership. Additionally, the use of Miura Board reduces the need for landfills because it diverts and repurposes waste into new materials, or we like to say: Cut Waste, Not Trees™

And not to mention, Miura BoardTM provides a unique, aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional wood features, which will make your outdoor installation the envy of your wider community.

 

Technical Considerations

Density
Miura BoardTM has a density of 66 lb/cubic foot, comparable to that of African teak.
Specific gravity = 1.06 g/cm3
1” x 5.5” boards weigh approximately 2.3 lb / linear foot

Static
Miura BoardTM has a high fiber content which prevents static buildup

Flexural Strength and Modulus: Coming soon

Compression Strength: Coming soon

Izod Impact Testing: Coming soon

Abrasion Resistance: Coming soon

 

The Bottom Line:

  • No splinters
  • No splitting
  • No warping
  • No delamination
  • No rotting, termites or insects.
  • Cut, drill, nail just like wood
  • Can be sanded or pressure washed to remove graffiti
  • Does not absorb water or solvents

 

Switch to Miura BoardTM Today!

Clients around the world report that Miura BoardTM makes their structures more durable while decreasing their impact on the environment. If you need to install an outdoor feature that’s built to last, contact us today to learn more about how our innovative material offerings will benefit you and the environment.