Need a New Deck? Recycled Carpet Provides Material for Nyloboard Decks and Building Products
Manufacturer is member of Carpet America Recovery EffortHere’s one of the coolest uses for recycled carpet I have ever run across - an innovative manufacturer in Covington, Georgia is taking the idea of indoor-outdoor carpet one step farther. Doug Morse, president and COO of Nyloboard, uses 100% recycled carpet fiber to make outdoor decks and building products like railings, soffits and door moldings. His products look good, and, unlike similar products made out of wood, they won’t swell in water, fade and splinter in the sun or get gobbled by termites.
Here’s an excerpt from a story titled Nyloboard says 'no worries' with decking from recycled materials that ran in the Newton Citizen in Newton County, Georgia. According to the article, the company has been in Covington for seven years and employs 20 people.
“The decking is made using 100 percent recycled carpet fiber that is combined with a proprietary resin and encapsulated in a monolithic composite board. The board is then finished with edging, embossed and covered with an ultraviolet protectant.
The company is tight-lipped about its product and manufacturing process, but boasts that it is the only composite decking manufacturer to use 100 percent recycled carpet fiber. Nyloboard participates in the Carpet America Recovery Effort, or CARE, https://www.carpetrecovery.org/ which is a joint industry-government effort to reduce the amount of waste carpet going to landfills.
Morse says Nyloboard decking can be submerged in water or float on top of water and will not swell. “Because of its complete synthetic nature, it is not susceptible to mold, mildew or termites,” he adds. “Our motto is: no wood, no PVC, no worries.”