, the UK’s biggest independent timber and panel products distributor, is all decked out for Spring 2014 with the arrival of two exciting new decking materials with fabulous looks that are sure to last!
UPM ProFi Deck;
Available in eight fresh and modern colours - all inspired by nature - UPM ProFi Deck allows you to bring style to outdoor living and once created, your design will continue to look great through the years, requiring minimal maintenance.
UPM ProFi Deck sets new standards in colour durability. This is because, unlike wood and other composites, it is virtually free of lignin, the natural wood molecule which turns grey when exposed to sunlight.
Plus, its extremely environmentally friendly too, the materials used to make it are specially selected from the by-products of other industrial processes, which would otherwise be disposed of in landfill or incineration.
UPM ProFi’s stone like surface is non-porous so unlike with wood and many other composite deckings, wine, oil and other liquid spills are not readily absorbed and can be easily cleaned.
In terms of maintenance, no sanding, varnishing, painting or staining is needed. In most cases brushing and the occasional jet wash is all that is needed. And having a high friction surface, whether wet or dry it’s ideal not only for garden terraces and decks, but also for outdoor areas in bars and restaurants as well as swimming pool areas and marina walkways.
And yet this is a deck that loves bare feet. You will never get a splinter from a UPM ProFi Deck and it feels warm when it’s cold and almost soft to touch.
Lifecycle by UPM ProFi
Available in three colours: dark Walnut, golden Tigerwood or sun-bleached Desert Sand, Lifecycle by UPM ProFi, is a wood-plastic composite decking that has the luxurious look and feel of real hardwood decking.
However, unlike timber decking, requiring the minimum of maintenance, Lifecycle by UPM ProFi will continue to look good year after year, in fact, made in the USA, it is backed by a 25-year manufacturers guarantee.
A further advantage of Lifecycle by UPM ProFi over other composite or timber decking is that it has a unique, stain resistant, ‘closed-surface’ that does not absorb oil, spills or drips. It’s also extremely environmentally friendly - 95% of the materials used to manufacture the boards are recycled.
Lifecycle by UPM ProFi requires no annual sanding, varnishing or staining and the embossed wood grain surface offers good friction whether wet or dry. Plus, being splinter-free, Lifecycle is ideal for bare feet. Despite being hard wearing, the boards feel great to the touch and feature natural looking streaks and veins, making each deck a unique living surface.