Royal Islander Club

Imagine waking up in the Caribbean atmosphere of Sint Maarten and walking along this Novowood decking walkway to reach the crystal clear waters of Maho Bay.   This is not a dream, because the Royal Islander Club reopens La Plage with a completely renovated character, after more than a year of reconstruction work, to repair the damage caused by Hurricane Irma.   The walkway that develops around the poolside of the Tortuga Beach Café, continuing up to the access to the…

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Imagine waking up in the Caribbean atmosphere of Sint Maarten and walking along this Novowood decking walkway to reach the crystal clear waters of Maho Bay.   This is not a dream, because the Royal Islander Club reopens La Plage with a completely renovated character, after more than a year of reconstruction work, to repair the damage caused by Hurricane Irma.   The walkway that develops around the poolside of the Tortuga Beach Café, continuing up to the access to the beach, is made entirely of wood-colored Novowood staves, which find perfect place in this tropical setting, for their natural finish and their warm colour.   The shielding panels placed to cover the windows of the receptive structure and those dividing the boundaries of the areas of relevance, are made of profiles Novowood sunshade, which mitigate the light of the sunny Caribbean days.   Finally, the balustrade that develops along the entire coastline profile, composed of modules of Novowood shade profiles created specifically for the project, is the perfect element from which to admire magical and romantic sunsets.

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Frequently asked questions

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.

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, but also for cladding and sunscreen profile.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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