These days, the look of wood is what a lot of homeowners are craving in their interiors. However, with so many different types of wood-like surfaces out there on the market, it can be difficult to find one that’s both stylish and doesn’t require as much maintenance as actual wood floors or paneling. Thankfully, there’s one product that fits this bill perfectly. Co-extruded WPC wall cladding combines the easy installation of vinyl with the look and feel of real wood to give you the best of both worlds.

What is co-extrusion?

Co-extrusion is a process where multiple materials are extruded and combined together to form one product. In terms of wood plastic composite, co-extrusion refers to a manufacturing process where wood fibers are added in with recycled plastics during manufacture. Co-extrudng creates cladding that looks like traditional wood but has greater dimensional stability, fire resistance, moisture resistance and decay resistance than non co-extruded cladding. Co-exposed cladding provides for greater design freedom and can be used for any number of applications.

What are the benefits of Wood Plastic Composite (WPC)

Co-extruded WPC wall cladding offers exceptional performance and aesthetics, with a solid core and an exterior surface that replicates natural wood grain. Although it is made from plastic, co-extruded WPC is designed to look like real wood for a beautiful, natural appearance. It has many other benefits as well: good soundproofing capabilities, high insulation value, superior weather resistance and low maintenance requirements. And thanks to its co-extrusion process, co-extruded WPC looks very much like actual wood. With unlimited design options using various colors, grains and finishes you can choose virtually any shade or pattern to match any home décor style while enjoying all of these benefits at once!

What are some applications of this product?

Co-Extruded WPC wall cladding is ideal for indoor applications including residential, retail, restaurants and hospitality. This co-extruded material is not appropriate for use in exterior applications, or below ground contact such as crawl spaces or basements. Co-Extruded HDPE (high density polyethylene) has a maintenance free design with a smooth texture that is easy to clean and paintable. In addition to offering versatility, Co Extrude provides superior protection from heat, moisture and mildew by fully encapsulating particle board cores. The CO2 emissions associated with making extruded sheet plastic like PE are much less than manufacturing wood products.

Common Sizes, Colors and Applications

Most co-extruded wpc wall cladding comes in standard sizes, but since it is 100% customizable and easy to install, it can easily be modified to fit your space. Available colors include white, black, brown, grey and more; although wood grain patterns can also be used for added effect. In terms of applications, co-extruded wpc wall cladding is perfect for indoor and outdoor use thanks to its durability and moisture resistance; therefore it makes a great option for bathrooms or kitchens (depending on color choice). However if you want even more versatility from your material you can opt for wood grain patterns instead of solid colors.

Advantages over traditional wood siding

The biggest advantage over wood siding is that you don’t have to worry about maintenance. While regular cleaning and paint touchups are recommended for all exteriors, they’re required by law with wood siding. There’s also a potential danger in keeping a wooden fence or wall exposed to UV light – mold can be a major issue if it isn’t properly taken care of. With co-extruded wall cladding, you can enjoy a natural look at an affordable price – with little to no upkeep required.

How to install it on your home

Once you’ve selected and purchased your new siding, getting it installed is a piece of cake. Not only will co-extruded cladding be lighter than real wood, it’s easy to cut and install. The best part? It comes with tape already attached, so there’s no need for messy adhesives. Simply align it on your wall and hold in place for 30 seconds before letting go. The glue does all of the work! To complete installation, just fasten using your favorite exterior screws or nails (whichever works best for you). Once secured, you may want to caulk any seams where two pieces meet; again, standard caulking should do nicely!