Originally Posted by mcgann454
Thanks for your thoughts and comments. Can you explain the fuzziness? I want to be sure I get it right.
As the water
and sun (UV's) start working on the fresh cut areas the wood fibers will tend to stick up like hairs. At the board manufacturers, they burnish the outer surfaces to seal the fibers. But in a high traffic area, or years of exposure the glaze will degenerate and you will get a fuzz, or surface micro cracking.
My brother built a deck
of HDPE in his back yard, in Sacramento, about 25 years ago and the surface now is kind of rough and the edges are curling up a bit. He says he regrets not putting a 1/8" gap between the boards. He assumes the moisture between the boards is causing some expansion & the curling.
I bought the Bear Board Bear Board
because of its physical shape. But got a sample first and did some experiments with glues and stress. I even overlaid a section with FG/epoxy. It sticks good, although I could peel off the FG fairly easy but the FG would split if I broke the board, rather then delaminate.