Frequently Asked Questions about Novowood and its advantages

Use, costs, materials, advantages of using composite wood WPC

What is Wood Plastic Composite?

Novowood is a composite material (WPC), 70% made of wood natural fibers and 30% made of Polyethylene.  It can be used for products of different shapes and colors, still maintaining the elegance of wood and the advantages of a not completely natural material.

What can you use wood plastic composite wpc for?

Novowood can be used for the flooring of terraces, swimming-pools, verandas, patio gardens, gazebos, exterior designs, and much more. In seaside environments, it can be efficiently used for walkway surfaces, wall cladding, louvers, wharfs, handrails or panel sections.

What are the main advantages of Wood plastic composite wpc?

Novowood has all the qualities of wood, but not its defects: it is long-lasting, stable and it does not warp, it has no splinters and does not lose color, it is sun, ice and rain resistant.

Novowood’s polymeric component allows it to better resist the deterioration due to the sea climate and salty water. Furthermore, it works as a protective layer against the proliferation of fungus and mould.

Finally, the composite materials require no maintenance, painting and are 100% recyclable.

Is Plastic wood more expensive than simple wood?

Yes, it is more expensive than softwood, although the treaty, but it has a very similar price to the fine exotic wood (teak or similar), or the kind of wood that can be used outside for decades without any deterioration.

Does Plastic Wood require a special maintenance?

Novowood does not require any special maintenance, it is easy to clean thanks to the well-thought combination of wood and polyethylene, that restrain the growth of mould and fungus. It is suggested to clean it by using neutral floor detergents, and if using a high-pressure cleaner, it is necessary to keep the machine at least 30 cm away from the walking surface.

Does Plastic wood lose color or change it?

Novowood does not lose color thanks to the pigments and UV absorbers contained in the polymeric composite.

Is possible only a slight variation of tone certifiable in about a 7-10% due to the presence for 2/3 of the natural material as the wood flour, containing an internal "tannin" that is gradually released.

Is Plastic wood UV-rays resistant?

Novowood resists the UV rays damage thanks to a special composition of pigments and UV absorbers.

Is Plastic wood fire resistant?

Wood plastic composite Novowood has excellent resistance to fire, responds to the class of fire resistance Cfl-S1 determined in MD March 15, 2005 (OJ No. 73 of 30/03/2005): Requirements for fire resistance of construction products installed in activities governed by specific technical fire prevention according to the European classification system

Is Plastic wood wpc water resistant?

Novowood is water resistant thanks to encapsulated water-repellent fibers.

Does Wpc Plastic wood resist temperature variations?

Yes. The poly-prophylene used in the composite material turns out to resist up to 70-85 degrees, still maintaining the necessary mechanical features.


Does Plastic Bois resist heavy loads?

Yes. Laboratory tests have proven Novowood’s resistance to several strains and twists to which the material may be exposed during its lifetime. 

Is Plastic Wood Wpc recyclable?

Novowood can be extruded again at the end of its life cycle. It can be 100% recycled up to 20 times, with no need of adding any other components and with no physical or mechanical alterations.

Is Novowood guaranteed by the producer?

University research and decades of experience have enabled us to provide an extension of a 10-year warranty on proper use conditions on the decking full profile Novowood. For general conditions please refer to the "Warranty" section of the site.

Plastic wood is available in different colors?

Novowood wpc is available in three standard colors: Wood, Copper Brown, Dark Grey and White.

Other colors are available for confirmed quantities greater than 500 square meters.

Does Plastic wood wpc need specific assembling attentions?

You can easily install Novowood, using modular staves on the substructure. Please refer to the installation instructions available in the "Downloads"area.

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