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What is POLYWOOD®?

POLYWOOD® lumber is a low-maintenance, recyclable lumber – the premier wood alternative in outdoor furniture with its all-weather endurance, improved aesthetics and exceptional durability.

  • Manufactured in Northern Indiana since 1990
  • Built to withstand hot sun, snowy winters, and strong coastal winds among others
  • 20-year residential warranty
  • Requires no painting, staining or waterproofing
  • Cleans easily and is not prone to splinter, crack, chip, peel, or rot
  • UV protectant and color continuously throughout the HDPE material
  • Marine-grade quality stainless steel hardware

POLYWOOD Lumber - High-density Polyethylene (HDPE) Lumber

Recycled Content
Among our other eco-friendly efforts, 99% of our factory waste is recycled back into manufacturing. Less waste in the landfill = a happy earth.

20-Year Residential Warranty
We build our products to last and we stand by their quality. Most of our furniture is backed by a 20-year residential warranty, guaranteeing your furniture won’t splinter, crack, chip, peel, rot, or suffer structural damage from insect infestation.

Less maintenance = more time relaxing
Proud owners of POLYWOOD furniture will spend less time maintaining their furniture and more time relaxing. When it’s time for a cleaning, a bucket of soap and water with a soft bristle brush will do the trick.

POLYWOOD® lumber is made from different proprietary blends of thermoformed plastics, UV-inhibited pigment systems, foaming compounds, and selected process additives. The raw materials are mostly derived from post-consumer bottle waste, such as milk and detergent bottles or other post-industrial material. This material is cleaned by a decontamination process to a high purity level, which removes contaminants such as food residue, paper and adhesives. It is then compounded into a rigid board stock material resulting in an eco-friendly and finished product ideally suited for outdoor furnishings.

Because POLYWOOD lumber is made with purified polymers, it is manufactured to exacting, reproducible specifications. Our proprietary blends have exceptional resistance to corrosive substances such as oil, salt spray and other environmental stresses. Products made with POLYWOOD lumber have excellent weathering resistance. Our lumber requires no waterproofing, painting, staining or similar maintenance when used in outdoor applications.

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