Fused Bamboo is manufactured using Dasso’s patented process, which combines two stages of high heat to first carbonize the bamboo, removing all of the starch and sugar, and then restructure the bamboo, reinforcing its natural strength characteristics. The modified bamboo strands are then fused together using phenolic resin – the same resins used to make bowling balls. The result is an extremely dense, durable exterior-use product composed of 87% natural, fused strand bamboo fibers and 13% resin. It looks and acts much like other natural hardwood products. Because the Fused Bamboo does not include rays or knots like natural woods, it has a much more flawless appearance and resistance to shrinkage. This consistent grain structure also allows for a very even weight distribution adding to its durability.
Yes. Unlike most hardwoods, which must grow for 50 years or more before they can be harvested, bamboo is a fast-growing grass that can be harvested every 5-7 years. This makes bamboo one of the most environmentally friendly and sustainable building products available. In addition, Dasso fused bamboo contains no volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
What is the long term performance of all Weatherproof® products and how do you maintain them once installed?
It’s best to clean small, manageable areas to prevent the cleaner from drying on the deck or porch surface. All cleaning products should be rinsed off thoroughly. Always read the cleaning product manufacturer’s specific information before using any product on your TimberTech deck and follow their instructions. It’s also a good idea to test the cleaner on a scrap piece or inconspicuous area of the deck to make sure it doesn’t harm the surface.
Composite decking is made from a combination of plastic and wood (eg sawdust and other timber byproducts), which is processed to look like wood.
TimberTech AZEK boards are made of capped polymer material. Capped Polymer – made with 100% PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) – decking contains no wood fibres. The material is incredibly durable and more resistant to staining, fading, and scratching over time. TimberTech AZEK products provide a 50-Year Limited Fade and Stain Warranty and a Limited Lifetime Residential Warranty.
TimberTech Azek premium decking is made of 100% PVC material. The capped polymer decking is designed for unrivaled high-performance and beauty. AZEK decking is engineered to last longer than any other composite decking, with the most natural hardwood look.
Yes. All TimberTech Azek decking products are designed to resist moisture damage and can be installed around pools.
We do not recommend painting or staining TimberTech Azek decking. We cannot guarantee the performance of paint, stain, or other materials, applied to the product. While any exterior products will fade over time to some degree, all of our lines of decking are engineered to be fade and stain-resistant.