What is WPC Boards? Advantages, Disadvantages & Uses

What is WPC Boards?

WPC boards are the best alternative for natural wood, as well as plywood. WPC Boards are the get over of the entire problem faced with the plywood. WPC boards have more internal strength, weight and above all and no trees are cut in their production. So, let us understand the composition of WPC boards.

The long-form of WPC is wood plastic composite boards in terms of percentage it comprises of 70% of virgin polymer, 15% of wood powder and the remaining 15% of the additive-chemical.

Sizes available in WPC Boards

It is available in the size of 8’× 4′. The thickness of boards 5 mm, 6 mm, 8 mm, 10 mm, 12 mm, 15 mm, 17 mm, 18 mm, 20 mm, 25 mm. The density of the WPC board is 600 kg/cm3.

What is WPC Boards? Definition,Advantages,Disadvantages & Uses

Advantages of WPC boards

1. WPC boards are 100% termite proof and waterproof. Which means they are a durable product. Some of the venders give lifetime on the product when it comes to being waterproof shades and termite-proof board.

2. WPC do not corrode and are highly resistance to rot, decay and marine borer attack. Thou the do absorb water into the wood fibre embedded in the material. 

3. WPC board does not require painting, staining and oiling and it avoids using potentially polluting preservative but if you want to Duco paint or texture paint you can do it, only the thing is first you have to apply PVC primer on the board.

4. You can cut any design on WPC boards with a CNC router. Finishing of WPC grill (jali) is better than MDF and stronger also.

5. As per the requirement and need, It can be moulded into different shape and sizes. Due to this, it can be used for making for designer doors and window which will give you rich look and fine polishing.

What is WPC Boards? Definition,Advantages,Disadvantages & Uses

6. It is a polymer-based product it is self-extinguishing and doesn’t ignite the fire when in touch with a fire source.

7. It is a fire retardant material. It does not help the fire to get spread it does not burn with a flame. Whereas plywood support fire to spread because it burns with flame. So WPC is a better option when you choose a panel for the fire-prone area.

8. Eco- Friendly – They are free of formaldehyde, lead, methanol, urea and other hazardous chemicals. This harmful volatile chemical enters the human body through contact and inhalation and causes a serious health-related problem.

Especially in children and elder people. WPC is 100% VOC free and also it does not emit formaldehyde in the atmosphere.

No trees are cut in there making, that means they are environment-friendly products leading to a green revolution. It is manufactured with rice /wheat husk and virgin thermoplastics.

It is made up of recycled plastic and waste food hence it is a sustainable and green material. It comes with guaranteed quality which consists of the modifier, foaming agents, stabilizers and various elements that are mixed in specific and strict ratio.

9. Laminate or veneer can be pasted on WPC board with the help of Fevicol Heatx adhesive. The surface of the WPC board should be rubbed with 80 no. sandpaper for proper bonding. If you want more thickness two WPC boards can be jointed with the help of cement solvent or PVC solvent. For covering, the edge of WPC boards PVC edge banding taps can be used. 

10. All types of screw and nails can be easily nailed with the help of a conventional tool. WPC boards have better screw and nail holding capacity than plywood. Even you can screw and unscrew at the same position more than 10 times. It does not get loose.

11. It will not rot, crack, warp as like other timber used for interior and furniture making. You can use WPC boards in sunlight, it does not get spoiled in sunlight. You have to just paint or polish it after certain time intervals and it will remain new and strong for years. You can use weather coat paint and PO polish on WPC. Also, it is maintenance-free material.

Disadvantages of WPC Boards

  1. The resistance of WPC to extreme temperature is low as compared to wood. If you put kitchen utensils directly on WPC boards it will cause melting impression if the temperature is more than 70°C.
  2. The laser cutter cannot be used on WPC boards as it will burn the boards.
  3. It contains a plastic polymer and wood fibres so the shortcoming of both this material will be present in it.
  4. The cost of WPC material is higher as compared to other material used for the same purpose.
  5. It lacks the natural wooden texture due to which the feeling of natural wood is missing.

Uses and Applications of WPC Boards

WPC boards can be used in interior applications, exterior applications and for advertisement.

What is WPC Boards? Definition,Advantages,Disadvantages & Uses
  1. In interior application, WPC boards can be used in modular kitchen, home & office furniture, wall panelling, ceiling solution, wardrobes, industrial section, control cabinets& panels, bathroom cabinets, window & doors frame and railing.
  2. In exterior applications, WPC boards can be used in constructions/ shuttering boards, exterior wall cladding, garden furniture, park benches & fencing, prefabrication house, other exterior applications, outdoor deck flooring.
  3. For advertisement WPC boards can be used in signboards, display boards, direct digital printing, exhibitions stands & graphics.

Price of WPC Boards

For 18 mm thickness of the WPC board, the rate will be approximately 95/- per sqft. The rate depends on density, thickness, brands & location. WPC boards is now an emerging material which is modern and long-lasting. Replacing the traditional construction materials due to its strength, modern design and many more characteristics.

Conclusion

So, friends, this is the complete information about WPC Boards. I have tried to cover all the topics related to it. If I have missed any information, you can mention it in the comment section.

If you found this information helpful please don’t forget to share it with your friends.

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14 thoughts on “What is WPC Boards? Advantages, Disadvantages & Uses”

    • WPC Board is much durable and resistant to external weather elements; It will not rot, crack, warp like other timber used for interior and furniture making.

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  1. Very useful information.

    Can you please suggest, I want to use WPC board for false ceiling to protect the ceiling from the heat of the room. Will it be OK and stop the heat of the roof?

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    • Hi Gautam,

      Thanks for commenting, I’m glad that you find my article helpful.
      WPC board has good thermal insulation, excellent sound absorption and fire resistance property. So definitely you can use it for false ceiling.

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  2. Thankyou very much. Very useful information. We are planning to use WPC for cup boards as we have termites in our flat. Carpenter suggesting not to use WPC as screws may get loose after some time. Also he said that we have to be careful with WPC cupboards , we should not apply pressure on doors etc. Can you please suggest in this regarding.

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    • Thanks for commenting I am grateful that my article helps you.

      All types of screw and nails can be easily nailed with the help of a conventional tool. WPC board has better screw and nail holding capacity than plywood. Even you can screw and unscrew at the same position more than ten times. It does not get loose.

      The main feature of WPC is that it is 100% water and termite-proof, so it doesn’t matter where you are using WPC; it remains safe and strong in every application.

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  3. Can I use this WPC DOOR instead of FRP DOOR for bathroom, which one is better, and what will be the cost difference for both, please suggest 🙏

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    • Thanks for commenting,
      Off course you can use WPC doors instead of FRP doors for the bathroom. WPC doors are better than FRP doors in many aspects. They come to an almost similar price range; there is no major difference in their cost.FRP doors come with design limitations while WPC doors don’t have any design limitations.

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  4. Hello,

    I would like to know if an Outdoor Artificial Rock Climbing Wall be built using WPC panels as I’ve heard that the Nut Sockets/holes lose their tightness with overtime use…

    I want to know if this is just a myth or an unknown fact about WPC.

    Thanks for your response in advance

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    • Thanks for commenting.

      All types of screws and nails can be easily nailed with the help of a conventional tool. WPC board has better screw and nail holding capacity than plywood. Even you can screw and unscrew at the same position more than ten times. It does not get loose. Screw holding capacity depends on the density of the board. Denser, the board has a better screw holding capacity. Always Choose the branded WPC board for better results and to avoid any inconvenience.

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