NyloBoard's composite wood alternative was among the more perplexing products on display at the ProDealer Industry Summit in Nashville.
The display sample, what appeared to be a wood slab growing out of a snarl of carpet fiber, demonstrated its patented production process.
Touted as the "non-composite composite," NyloDeck (NyloBoard's decking product) uses recycled carpet fiber, combined with proprietary resins, an e-glass fabric and UV protection, to provide a hardier alternative to composite wood or wood deck materials. It is not only impervious to rot or swelling -- with the best expansion and contraction rating of all composites, according to the company -- but it's also resistant to water, mold, mildew, termites and stains, according to the company.
NyloDeck also provides an eco-friendly alternative in its ability to divert materials from overburdened landfills -- as well as save a few trees.
The materials are all sourced in the U.S. and produced at the company's manufacturing facility in Covington, Ga.