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 Board drastically extends the service life of outdoor fixtures, thereby slashing maintenance costs without the need for costly installation fixtures.

Using Miura Board in Decking Applications

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

  • Roofing
  • 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 Board sheets are extruded in 48” widths 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 Board is made from 100% recycled materials, which greatly elevates your project’s green credentials.

If you’re looking for a product that will perform and extend the service life of your outdoor installations, look no further. Miura Board replaces hardwoods, pressure-treated wood, and 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 as we like to say: Cut Waste, Not Trees™

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

Technical Considerations

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

Miura Board has a high fiber content which prevents static buildup

Flexural Strength and Modulus: Coming soon

Compression Strength: Coming soon (like red oak)

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, and nail just like wood
  • Can be sanded or pressure washed to remove graffiti
  • Does not absorb water or solvents


Switch to Miura Board Today!

Clients around the world report that Miura Board 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.


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