A fine layer of polyethylene covering the entire board efficiently protects the composite wood against water and any moisture pick-up. Expansions recorded are very low, with only 1 mm per linear meterwhen exposed to a 30° temperature variation.
A fine layer of polyethylene covering the entire board efficiently protects the composite wood against water and any moisture pick-up. Expansions recorded are very low, with only 1.07 mm per linear meter when exposed to a 30° temperature variation.
The board is completely rain-proof, and rain flows off without letting water penetrate the protected composite wood. UV-resistant additives are also added to this fine protective layer to avoid any fading over time.
The application of this over-layer is conducted at the same time as the extrusion to obtain a fusion of materials and perfect adherence over time.
In addition to their UV resistance for 20 years, MANHATTAN co-extruded boards require very little maintenance. All common stains such as grease, wine or ketchup can be cleaned easily using soapy water.
It is, however, recommended to wash your deck at least once a year to remove moss and lichen using a high-pressure washer (120 bar maximum).
Washing tougher stains may be done with mild solvents without risk of fading.
MANHATTAN boards must be implemented in compliance with the installation notice using Cobra Hybrid 8-18 stainless steel clips. A bag of 90 clips fastens about 5 m2of boards.
These new dual-material clips efficiently maintain boards on joists using underside grip sets. Stainless steel screws are already pre-assembled on clips, thus providing considerable time savings during installation. Moreover, the stainless steel screws are self-drilling in softwoods, exotic woods and aluminium joists
MANHATTAN boards can be easily removed without having to disassemble the entire deck. Joist spacing (centre-to-centre distance) must be at most 40 cm for MANHATTAN boards.
Fiberdeck guarantees that for a 20-year period under normal and correct service conditions, and under installation conditions in compliance with instructions written by Fiberdeck, MANHATTAN boards will not be subject to any defect related to their manufacturing, cracks, splinters, delamination, rotting or structural damage caused by fungi, wood-eating insect or termite attacks.
Fiberdeck guarantees the resistance of MANHATTAN deck boardsto stains and fading, subject to compliance with instructions for installation and use in residential applications.
95% recycled raw materials
BROOKLYN composite deck boards are eco-friendly products. 95% manufactured with raw materials from the recycling industry, the boards are also entirely recyclable.
High-density polyethylene (HDPE) comes from the recycling of plastic waste (plastic bottles), and the wood fibres come from sawdust from manufacturers such as furniture makers.
The manufacture of MANHATTAN composite deck boards does not harm tropical forests; it is an interesting alternative to exotic woods.
A range of screw-in boards, identical to MANHATTAN boards, 22.5 x 138 mm section, but without grooves on the sides, may be used to create sundecks for swimming pools, stairs, floor openings and also a finishing strip around the deck.
Stainless steel Cobra WPC screws, 5 x 63 mm, which resist rust and are offered in the same colour as the boards for more discretion, are used to fasten skirting and finishing boards.
Finally, it is always possible to use an aluminium angle bar to ensure the peripheral contour of the deck and mask the junction between two grooved boards.
A range of 10 x 84 mm skirting boards, grooved on one side and smooth on the other, offered in four colours, complete the MANHATTAN board range, making it possible to create deck contours at a height of about 10 cm.