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TimberTech XLM Plank
 
Approximate retail price:
$650
Summary: This model has been tested by our experts.
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Type: Plastic decking materials
About - TimberTech XLM Plank

The TimberTech XLM Plank is part of the decking test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, decking material models like the XLM Plank are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Resistance to slipping:
Resistance to slipping is amount of friction for leather and neoprene under wet and dry conditions.

Resistance to flexing:
Resistance to flexing is resistance to bending under load.

Resistance to sagging:
Resistance to sagging is resistance to permanent bending from gravity over time.
Features & Specs - TimberTech XLM Plank
info Grained/smooth sides No
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User Reviews - TimberTech XLM Plank
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1.0
Highly Expensive Heartbreak
9/7/2014
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Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Beautiful Trex Earthwood Evolutions deck put on our home in June. Within a week, the deck boards were covered with extensive scuff marks [they won't budge with cleaning], as well as scratches. My deck chairs all have appropriate rubber cushioning on bottom of legs. Have gotten no satisfaction from Timbertech representative, who proposed that the scuff marks were new deck syndrome and would fade in 8-10 weeks. The deck has now undergone about ten weeks of 'weathering' and shows no signs of fading scuffs nor scratches. My husband suspects that we received defective product. If anyone has had experience with this extensive scuffing of the deck boards, I would appreciate hearing your comments. I expect I will end up in court over this, as Timbertech continues to make excuses, and my contractor has been zero help, despite bringing this issue to his attention back in June.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Abject Failure
9/2/2014
Pros
Cons
Fades
Peels
Product failure
Best Uses
Comment:
We bought the XLM decking for its stated ability to resist fading and be (almost) maintenance free. Instead, within two years, the fading from normal sunlight was so bad we had to have it replaced at manufacturers expense. <br />The claim is that this was a one-time defect; Hard to believe their product quality is so bad that it slipped through.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Deck railing splitting out repeatedly
12/17/2013
Pros
Cons
Decking Mold Spots
Railing Splits Out
Warranty Center Rude
Wouldn't Buy It Again
Best Uses
Comment:
The Timber Tech railing has repetitively split out on our 'hard weather' side of our second residence. My opinion is that water infiltrates then freezes. The company has replaced it twice in 3 years but has no tangible reason what is wrong. First go-round they said we didn't have enough toe kick supports. Then we had more installed when the railings were replaced. And here we are again. They don't pay labor- so no loss for them. Plus the decking gets ugly mildew spots. we live in an area that is wet & shaded part of the year. I THOUGHT this stuff was going to be service-free but far from it. AVOID!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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