HDPE stands for high-density polyethylene. You may have read the term on a recycling sheet, as it’s a commonly used type of plastic. In fact, if you look in your fridge, there is a good chance you’ll spy some. Milk and juice jugs, yogurt containers, and plenty of food jars are all made from HDPE. If you check the bottom of a container and it reads “#2”, then it is an HDPE plastic.
HDPE is versatile, which has made it extremely useful for packaging, as well as for home and garden products like buckets, plastic furniture, and even car parts.
Some of what makes HDPE so useful is also what makes HDPE a great product for your decking. HDPE effectively blocks out water, it’s strong, it doesn’t emit any chemicals, and it resists rot and insects. These are all things your decking should do to keep it looking good for a long time.
HDPE decking is impervious to sunscreen and insect spray, which can damage other decking. It is also one of the best products available to resist food oils and staining that can so often damage traditional composite deck surfaces. Combined with all the other benefits, this makes WearDeck™ a great option for homes and docks.