What's this? Overall score based mainly on resistance to color change, staining, slips, flexing, sagging, mildew after one year outdoors. Ratings of previously tested models may have changed due to changes in scores for resistance to flexing and sagging.Tests are with original finish; treating wood would improve its scores. Displayed scores rounded; models listed by precise overall score.
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Summary:This model has been tested by our experts.
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
Grained/smooth sides Decks with wood grained and smooth sides can be installed in either orientation, depending on the look you want.