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How much weight can Océwood® decking board withstand?

The Océwood® decking board in composite wood can withstand up to 450kg/m² (evenly distributed). 

Can Océwood® boards swell if water enters and stagnates in the cells?

Only a small proportion of the formulation of the Océwood® material is wood. The board are therefore watertight. Even if water were to stagnate inside the cellular profile, the board would not swell. But, this is not possible because a wood or composite wood deck must be installed with a slope of 1 to 2% (10 to 20mm per metre) to facilitate water run-off.

Is it possible to use Océwood® boards for cladding?

Each concept is designed for specific uses. Océwood® decking boards are not designed to be used for cladding. If they are used for this purpose, the guarantee will not apply.

La couleur des lames Océwood® résiste-t-elle dans le temps ?

Yes, and there are several reasons for this:
- The quality of the pigments: The pigments of our products are chosen with great care and are of excellent quality
- The boards are mass pigmented.
However, we have noted that the colour becomes slightly pastellised in the first 2 months following installation due to the discharge of lignin from the wood. 

Are Océwood® boards scratch resistant?

Made up of 60% PVC, a polymer renowned for its strength, Océwood® composite word boards are resistant. However, as for all materials subject to daily attacks (rubbing of furniture, frequent wear, shocks, etc.) scratches can appear on your decking, fencing, or screen wall boards.

Superficial scratches will become less noticeable over time. If some scratches persist, use OcéProtect to protect the board and smooth out these scratches. 

Can I install Océwood® composite wood boards around my swimming pool?

Océwood® decking boards are particularly well suited to this use: with 60% PVC, made up of ethylene, and chlorine taken from salt, they are perfectly compatible with chlorine or salt electrolysis pellet type treatment systems. 

Are Océwood® boards shock resistant?

Océwood® boards are compliant with the shock test 1kg/metre, in the framework of the NF EN 477 standard.  

Do Océwood® boards become very hot in the sun (risk of burns)?

As for any type of material, the dark colours absorb more heat from the sun than light colours, particularly for highly exposed areas. (The behaviour of an Océwood® composite wood board subject to heat is identical to that of an IPE type wood board).

Thus, for zones that are highly exposed to the sun, we recommend light colours such as Grey or Sea foam. 

However, thanks to their cellular profile, Océwood® boards benefit from an air circulation system which prevent the concentration of heat within the board. It returns to its normal temperature quickly. 

Coextruded products (Optima Eko, Optima Plus, Boréale Plus) are in dark colours (Carbon, Arabica) and undergo a special colouring process which enables them to discharge heat and reduces the temperature of the boards when they are exposed to the sun by 10°C. 

Is Océwood® fencing wind resistant?

The WBow post system is designed to comply with rule NV65 of the Unified Technical Document (DTU) entitled "snow and wind climatic action" which contains the following table: 

ZONE Normal Wind Speed Dynamic Pressure
Zone 1 100 Km/h 51,5 kg/dm2
Zone 2 110 Km/h  60,0 kg/dm2
Zone 3C 120 Km/h 75,0 kg/dm2
Zone 4C 140 Km/h 91,5 kg/dm2

It should be noted that for fencing heights of greater than 1200 mm, it is necessary to bed the posts using a bedding plate (300mm bedding depth for a useful height of 1400mm, and 400mm bedding depth for a useful height of 1600mm and 1800mm). 

Are there any splinters in Océwood® composite boards?

No: the wood contained in our products, solely beech meal, is extruded (i.e. compressed and forced through a die to be formed into its final shape). It therefore has no splinters.    

Can Océwood® boards swell if water enters and stagnates in the cells?

Only a small proportion of the formulation of the Océwood® material is wood. The board are therefore watertight. Even if water were to stagnate inside the cellular profile, the board would not swell. But, this is not possible because a wood or composite wood deck must be installed with a slope of 1 to 2% (10 to 20mm per metre) to facilitate water run-off.

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