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What is the difference between plastic wood and wood-imitation plastic?

Plastic wood and wood-imitation plastic products can both replace natural wood in home decoration items, but they have different structures, characteristics, and applications.

  • Plastic wood materials are made from wood, plastic and additives. Plastic wood products are durable and suitable for outdoor applications.
  • Wood imitation plastic is a product made mainly from plastic with a multi-layer structure, including a decorative wood imitation film layer. This product is cheaper, has more designs and is suitable for indoor applications.
Similarities between plastic wood products and wood-imitation plastic products
Similarities between plastic wood products and wood-imitation plastic products
Differences between plastic wood products and wood-imitation plastic products
Differences between plastic wood products and wood-imitation plastic products

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What is plastic wood?

Wood plastic (WPC) is a composite material made up of a mixture of wood powder, plastic powder and additives. Products made from this material are a sustainable alternative to natural wood, superior in weather resistance and durability.

The process of manufacturing plastic wood involves mixing wood powder, plastic powder and additives, creating a homogeneous mixture that is extruded through a hot die. The mixture is then cooled, shaped and cut into standard sizes. The result is a product that is ideal for many outdoor applications.

Chemical additives found in plastic wood
  • Ultraviolet absorber.
  • Antioxidant.
  • Midew inhibitor.
  • Binding additive increases the flow ability of plastics (Compatibilizer).
  • Lubricant (Lubricant).

Plastic wood has many notable advantages. It has excellent water resistance and prevents warping and shrinkage. It also resists termites, mold and other harsh environmental factors. Furthermore, plastic wood has high bearing capacity and good thermal insulation.

Plastic wood surfaces are commonly found
Plastic wood surfaces are commonly found

In the article titled “Wood Plastic Composites (WPC): Their Properties and Applications” posted on ResearchGate, a social networking platform for scientists and researchers, the authors shed light on The importance and great potential of wood plastic composite (WPC) materials.

WPC is an innovative hybrid material that combines the properties of both wood and plastic, offering a series of unique advantages. According to the article's summary, WPC has been widely applied in many fields, including landscape, transportation, urban engineering and building construction.

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What is wood imitation plastic?

Wood imitation plastic is a product made mainly from plastic materials (PVC, PS, PU). It is designed with many tightly bonded layers such as: plastic base layer, adhesive layer (glue layer), wood imitation decorative film layer, surface protection layer (anti-scratch, anti-fading layer). In there:

  • Wood-imitation plastic panels are designed as flat (Nano panels) or fluted panels.
  • The wooden imitation plastic bar is designed in a cylindrical shape with a hollow core. This type also has a line that specializes in ceiling decoration through hooks and hanging bars (ceiling slats, hanging bars).
  • Wooden plastic moldings are designed to replace wooden moldings with countless designs and patterns. We have many types of moldings made of plastic such as: wall moldings, ceiling moldings, picture frame moldings, back wall moldings, end moldings, decorative moldings, border moldings,...
Wood imitation plastic molding set
Wood imitation plastic molding set
  • Wood-imitation plastic floors are designed into rectangular planks and are classified according to installation method (locked plastic floors, glued plastic floors, self-adhesive plastic floors, rolled plastic floors). People only use PVC plastic to make wood-imitation plastic floors, ensuring durability when used.
4 types of wood-imitation plastic floors
4 types of wood-imitation plastic floors

Not only can they imitate wood, products made from plastic can also imitate stone, cement, and wallpaper with many textures created by decorative film.

Wood-imitation plastic products (panels, floors, slats) not only simulate the appearance of natural wood, but also have many outstanding advantages. It is waterproof, fireproof, termite resistant and easy to clean. In addition, it is also light weight, easy to apply and has many designs and colors to choose from.

According to Dr. Susan Selke, University of Massachusetts Amherst: "Wood-imitation plastic has good water and moisture resistance, helping to prolong the life of interior products, such as floors, cabinets and furniture."

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What are the similarities between plastic wood products and wood-imitation plastic products?

The similarity between plastic wood products and faux wood products is that they are both designed to simulate the appearance of natural wood. They have many advantages such as waterproof, fireproof, termite resistant and easy to clean.

Plastic wood panels and wood-imitation plastic panels
Plastic wood panels and wood-imitation plastic panels
Plastic wooden bars and imitation wood plastic bars
Plastic wooden bars and imitation wood plastic bars
Plastic wood floors and wood-like plastic floors
Plastic wood floors and wood-like plastic floors
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What is the difference between plastic wood products and wood-imitation plastic products?

Plastic wood Wood imitation plastic
Structure Made from a mixture of plastic powder (PE, HDPE, PVC, PP) and wood powder mainly. The product does not separate layers, some types are coated with an additional protective layer (Polymer, ASA). Mainly made from plastic (PVC, PS, PU), some types are reinforced with stone powder. The product is designed with many layers such as:

  • Plastic base layer.
  • Adhesive layer (glue).
  • Decorative film layer (imitation wood pattern).
  • Protection class.
Durability and bearing capacity ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Scratch resistance ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐
Resistant to fading ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Price High Short
Application Outdoors and indoors. For indoor use only.

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Where to buy plastic wood and imitation wood plastic products for home decoration?

Plastic wood and wood-imitation plastic products are sold at construction materials stores, decorative materials stores, furniture stores and online stores.

Currently, Kosmos Vietnam, the new warehouse for importing and distributing decorative materials, provides plastic wood products and wood-imitation plastic items such as panels, floorboards, and bars to dealers worldwide. country.

You can find the Kosmos dealer nearest you to consult on prices, refer to samples and designs for your project or call the hotline: +0903 093 221 XNUMX for detailed advice on product information.

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Frequently asked questions about plastic wood and wood imitation plastic

What are the advantages of plastic wood?

Plastic wood has the following 7 outstanding advantages:

  • Durable
  • Waterproof and waterproof effectively
  • Fire brake, safe to use
  • Long maintenance cycle, low cost
  • Good price
  • Good scratch and impact resistance
  • Environmental friendliness
7 Advantages of outdoor plastic wood
7 Advantages of outdoor plastic wood

What are the advantages of wood imitation plastic?

The advantages of wood imitation plastic are:

  • Good price.
  • Easy to install.
  • There are many colors and designs to choose from.
  • Waterproof and termite resistant.
  • Anti-fire spread.

What are the disadvantages of plastic wood?

The disadvantage of plastic wood is that it is more expensive than plastic wood imitation. In addition, the product also has the following 3 disadvantages:

  • Needs to be installed by a qualified technician
  • 2D printed patterns on plastic wood fade after long periods of use
  • There is a color difference between 2 different batches
Disadvantages of outdoor plastic wood
Disadvantages of outdoor plastic wood

What are the disadvantages of wood imitation plastic?

Disadvantages of wood imitation plastic are:

  • Cannot be used outdoors.
  • Fades when exposed to sunlight (UV rays).
  • Can only be installed on a flat, dry surface.

If the wall surface is rough and moldy, we can install wood-imitation plastic wall panels on the frame. However, we cannot do the same thing for faux wood plastic flooring because the product has a thin thickness.

How much do products made from plastic wood cost?

There are many products made from plastic wood such as floors, grilles, panels, slats, pillars, accessories,... with many types and different structures. The price will be in the range of 800.000 - more than 1.000.000 VND/m². To clearly understand the price of plastic wood, please refer to the following video:

How much do products made from wood-imitation plastic cost?

Note: Prices are referenced to the market in early April 4 and are not fixed.

Are plastic wood products easy to install?

Because of outdoor installation, plastic wood products have many precautions when constructing, to ensure the durability of the project. To install, please follow the supplier's instructions and hire a qualified technician. Absolutely do not arbitrarily install plastic wood products. See more video instructions for constructing plastic wood panels below!

Are wood-imitation plastic products easy to install?

Installing wood-imitation plastic products is easy because they do not have to endure harsh outdoor conditions and do not require many precautions when installing. Especially the product is light in weight, easy to transport and assemble. See more video instructions for constructing PVC faux wood wall panels below!

Are plastic wood and wood imitation plastic safe?

Plastic wood and wood-like plastic are both fire-resistant and do not contain much formaldehyde (a gaseous organic compound with a pungent odor and negative effects on human health) and are safe for users. Safety will be higher if plastic wood and wood-imitation plastic products are made from virgin plastic, without impurities.

Are faux wood and plastic wood durable?

Plastic wood products and wood-imitation plastic products are two different product lines. Plastic wood is specialized for outdoor use while plastic wood imitation is specialized for interior use. Kosmos Vietnam is currently providing both of these lines, so if you have any questions, you can ask for advice via phone number. +0903 093 221 XNUMX.

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