Ripping Azek type flooring

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Forum topic by mike02719 posted 06-20-2019 12:14 PM 200 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-20-2019 12:14 PM

Looking to replace my back porch floor surface with Azek type material. I am getting conflicting answers to this question. Can this material be ripped without harm to its integrity? If any LJ’s have experience doing this, I would appreciate your input along with any other recommendations you may have. Thanks in advance.

-- Mike, Massachusetts

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#1 posted 06-20-2019 12:59 PM

Azek has a variety of products, some are fillers coated with vinyl and some are pvc thru. This is probably why you are getting conflicting answers. Azek has been purchasing several companies, including Timbertech which is why they have so many products.

The true pvc products can be milled just like wood, but those are mostly trims with a few decking products. Their decking that is only wrapped should not be ripped, as it exposes the fillers.

If you have a particular product in mind, that might be more helpful. Also, what size are you looking for? I have direct access to an Azek products representative and might be able to get some specific answers.


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#2 posted 06-20-2019 01:11 PM

I’ve looked at this product before. Can’t remember which style, but I figured since they show it being used as stair tread and all the pics look like solid material, I assume it solid.

Why not just call them?

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#3 posted 06-21-2019 12:18 AM

Last fall I put in a TimberTeck deck and I did rip some of the boards. They made it through the winter (rainy Oregon) with no problem. Even without ripping a board the cut ends are always exposed and there is no requirement to seal or treat them so I figure they must be weather resistant.

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#4 posted 06-21-2019 03:06 PM

ITs either pvc or composite and the beauty of the big named products is the warranty, and yes it will be water proofed.
We install about a hundred decks or rework them a year here in Az, using only four products, which can weather the Az. heat and sun.
Only use products that have been around and have history for your geographical area, and a good warranty.
best with replacments
rj in az.

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