Have you ever wondered why some park benches fade or even get some black spots over time? That’s because the coating is probably a form of PVC. An alternative coating for benches, tables, and receptacles is a product called “thermoplastic”. There are several advantages to thermoplastic coating:
It’s smooth finish prevents mold and mildew (those nasty black patches)
It maintains it’s color much longer than PVC
It’s more resistant to vandalism because the coating can be easily repaired with a heat gun
You won’t find unsightly runs or drips on the back side or bottoms of the planks
It’s environmentally friendly, especially compared to PVC
It doesn’t cost any more to have thermoplastic than PVC!