What is Designboard and When Should I Use It?

Imagine being able to build furniture with wood that won’t rot—or metal that will never rust. While it may sound too good to be true, Designboard can deliver these amazing benefits to builders and designers. Even though wood and metal are extremely popular for construction due to their integrity and availability, Designboard seeks to overcome common challenges with the physical properties of these materials.

As a plastic from the HDPE family, Designboard combines all the benefits of high-density plastic with the aesthetic beauty of wood and metal. By avoiding the drawbacks of these materials, Designboard can save individuals and organizations from sizable maintenance expenses. Read on to learn more about why Designboard is becoming increasingly popular for construction.

Why Use Designboard?

Designboard has a variety of properties that make it a great choice for structures and furniture. First, it’s extremely low maintenance. Designboard’s color is applied during the production process, and it will never need to be repainted. As well, Designboard will not delaminate under typical indoor or outdoor conditions, allowing it to maintain a like-new appearance for many years. Designboard also resists the effects of mold and mildew due to its closed-cell structure, which makes it non-porous and completely waterproof. Since it can avoid this common cause of damage to wood, it’s extremely popular for outdoor use.


Another significant reason to build with Designboard is due to its strength and durability. It has a high impact resistance, which ensures that fallen or thrown objects will not dent or break the plastic. In addition to this, it resists a wide range of environmental factors that negatively impact both wood and metal. Unlike metal, Designboard will not rust or corrode, which can compromise structural integrity. Similarly, Designboard will not delaminate or splinter or wood does. Finally, Designboard is UV-resistant, so long-term outdoor exposure will not cause significant damage.

Finally, Designboard is an environmentally friendly building material. Since Designboard is free of any heavy metals and lead, it will not leach contaminants into the environmental regulations, from RoHS to REACH.

How is Designboard Different from HDPE?

Since Designboard is a form of HDPE, it encompasses many of the strengths of HDPE. It inherits its toughness, weatherability, and general durability from this plastic. However, Designboard is manufactured specifically for an elegant, textured appearance. With a range of realistic colors and textures, Designboard can be manufactured to be the spitting image of authentic wood and metal. In essence, Designboard is HDPE that has been specially designed to provide the perfect mix of utility and beauty.

Popular Uses for Designboard

Since Designboard mimics wood and metal very effectively, it can be purposed into a wide range of items and structures. Here are a few common ways that designers often use Designboard:

Cabinetry: Due to its durability and sleek appearance, Designboard is commonly used for both indoor and outdoor cabinetry. It can be purposed into realistic, wooden or metal designs that easily resist regular wear and tear as well as environmental damage.

Signage: By crafting Designboard into business signage, businesses will set a sleek, aesthetically appealing first impression. Since it is available in a wide range of realistic colors, business signage can appear to be crafted out of metal or wood while avoiding the drawbacks of these materials.

Decks: Designboard is commonly used in decks, since it is durable, low maintenance, and easy to do without professional assistance. Compared to other flooring solutions, Designboard is very structurally sound and easy to clean—making it ideal for homes as well as businesses.

Furniture: If you’ve ever had to watch your beautiful outdoor furniture become pale and brittle due to rain, sun, and other outdoor conditions, consider creating furniture with Designboard. Since Designboard will not delaminate and is extremely weather resistant, furniture constructed with it will stand the test of time.

Key Takeaways

With Designboard, organizations can receive all the benefits of HDPE plastic while creating a realistic visual appearance of wood and metal. Not only that, but Designboard is more durable and requires less time and money to maintain. This makes it extremely valuable for use in an array of building projects.

Interested in using Designboard for your home or business’s next project? Take a look at our Designboard product page to request a quote. Or, if you have further questions, contact us to speak to an expert.