engineered wood, also called composite wood or man-made wood is manufactured by binding together the strands, particles, fibers, or veneers of wood, together with adhesives, to form composite materials. because of this, engineered wood floors are extremely sturdy and are also good for kitchens. here are links that might be useful:
comparing deck materials: wood, wood-composite, and pvc. by lee wallender. you may wish to purchase pvc decking if you want a lighter-weight material that is easier to handle than wood-composite. like wood-composite, pvc decking does not rot and never needs to be finished. some homeowners simply like the look of pvc more than with the other
np aerospace moves into new office. “our materials are stronger and lighter than other armor systems and have been battle tested in iraq and afghanistan with the british army
recycled plastic ties coming to some u.s. railroads. as axion claims its rsc railroad ties are longer-lasting than typical creosote-treated wood railroad ties. because it is lighter than
scientists at harvard have now come up with a way to manufacture a cellular composite that's even better than balsa wood, doing away with the occasional structural defects in the wood that can
we replaced a pressure treated staircase with a composite staircase in the same color. the composite was notably hotter. (you could walk on the wood, but not the composite in your bare feet.) a local deck builder told us that in dark colors, composites ran 8-10 degrees hotter than wood. in lighter colors, it was 3-5 degrees.
deck wars: synthetics aim to walk all over wood. a plastic, which renders it lighter than other decking). "they're like the kleenex" of composite wood.