NyloDeck is made from 100% recycled carpet and a water-blown polyurethane binder.
BuildingGreen, LLC, publisher of the GreenSpec Directory
and Environmental Building News
), announced its ninth annual Top-10 Green Building Products during the 2010 Greenbuild conference in Chicago. The list recognizes the most exciting products drawn from recent additions to GreenSpec
, coverage in EBN
, and BuildingGreen blogs.
, introduced by Nyloboard, LLC, in September 2010, is an American-made composite decking produced from pre-consumer recycled carpet fiber and water-blown, VOC-free, polyurethane binder. In early 2011, the company plans to convert to 100% post-consumer recycled carpet and add an edge-groove option to accommodate the use of hidden fasteners. NyloDeck is impervious to moisture, termites, mold, and mildew. The 5-½"-wide decking is available in two thicknesses: 7/8", which is suitable for spanning 16" on-center joists, and 1-1/8", which can span up to 24" on-center joists. Decking must be spaced to allow for thermal expansion and contraction. For more information, see our GreenSpec listing
. We also featured this product in a blog post.