Buyer's Guide: A Plank for Every Deck - Fine… 7 Jul 2014 ... Thorough profiles of all-plastic decking, wood-plastic composites, ... the mid-1990s with a composite lumber made from finely ground wood and discarded plastic bags. .... and there were consumer complaints of fading and discoloration. .... been tested to loads of 240 lb. per sq. ft., and has a nonskid surface.