What is TruGrain
TruGrain® made with Resysta® offers the warmth and feel of wood, but it also embodies the sustainability and wearability that natural hardwoods lack. TruGrain also stands apart from wood composites because it is a bio-based wood substitute. One touch demonstrates the difference. It’s TruGrain™ made with Resysta®.
Sustainability: TruGrain takes agricultural waste and transforms it into a durable building product with many applications. Approximately 25% (by weight) of the proprietary formula is rice husks, a rapidly renewable resource in great supply. Calcium carbonate and synthetic plastic polymer combined with the ARF at extremely high temperatures yield a product that can be formed to almost any shape or size. TruGrain qualifies for third party sustainability certifications based on its sustainable resource content and being 100% recyclable in the manufacturing process . TruGrain does not contain any wood and therefore does not contribute to deforestation. TruGrain can be finished in over 20 beautiful water-based stains and sealers.
Wearability: Seen any 20-year-old wood decks lately? TruGrain does not crack, splinter or rot. Insects don’t seem to like TruGrain either, so it withstands pest infestation or fungal decay. It is also water resistant, even against saltwater, so its lifespan is considerably longer than wood. Sun, rain, hail, snow and extreme temperatures have minimal impact on TruGrain, making it a great choice for most environments. The surface is also slip-resistant.
Maintenance: Unlike its composite counterparts, spot damage on TruGrain can be repaired. It can be sanded, stained and sealed, just like wood. Exceptional durability combined with easy maintenance makes TruGrain ownership easy.
Aesthetics: The longest list of product attributes means nothing if the look and feel is all wrong. TruGrain’s biggest selling point is aesthetics. The material components and extruding process result in a product that is virtually indistinguishable from the tropical hardwoods which are popular in construction today. Typical applications of TruGrain are decking, porch boards, siding and facades, but it’s well-suited for windows, paneling, shutters, fencing and outdoor furniture.