Is it time to replace the old creaky deck on your house? Or maybe you’re considering adding new deck space to capture more of the great outdoors at your home. Before making the trip to the lumber yard, consider a sustainable option for deck flooring instead.
Nyloboard, based in Covington, Ga., is helping to put a dent in the approximately five billion pounds of carpet that is disposed into landfills each year by using 100 percent recycled carpet fibers as raw materials for its deck boarding. No wood is used in the production of Nyloboard products, reducing deforestation around the world.
In addition, the company claims that unlike pressed-wood products such as particle board and fiberboard, Nyloboard is formaldehyde-free and emits no harmful gases. It is termite, moisture, rot and mold-proof.
This summer, the firm launched its premier deck board line called NyloDeck.
“NyloDeck is unique because it is green and it performs,” says Kevin Guthard, vice president of operations for the company. “Using NyloDeck will ultimately mean that less carpet will end up in our landfills.”