Product Spotlight – BlueLinx
Here at Koopman Lumber, we take pride in bringing you the best of the best, so today we want to take a look at a fantastic company; BlueLinx! Bluelinx is a building supplies distributing company based out of Atlanta, Georgia that specializes in plywood, lumber, strand board, and other wood products used for structural support. Cerberus Capital Management purchased assets of Georgia-Pacific’s distribution division in 2004, forming Bluelinx. Georgia-Pacific had begun in 1954 storing and distributing their plywood. Over the next 5o years, they rapidly grew, offering a wide range of products. Bluelinx has now taken over their distribution and now offers many revolutionary products. They strive to make a difference for their customers and be the reason their customers have a great experience on their job sites including a few new products that we are very excited about!
Bluelinx’s new Extremegreen board is an extremely versatile construction board. It is made with magnesium-oxide and reinforced with fiberglass mesh for added structural integrity. The uses of this board are endless!
For those jobs in the bathroom and kitchen, use it as a tile backer. The Extremegreen board can also be used as exterior sheathing, as well as a structural subfloor or even as heavy-duty drywall. It comes in many different lengths and thicknesses, including 1/2 inch, 1/4 inch, 3/4 inch, 5/8 inch, 4×8, and 4×10.
The main benefit of this board how structurally sound it is, as well as being fire-resistant. For most jobs, two different materials are needed: one as a sheer layer to hold weight, and another as a fire-resistant layer for safety. The Extremegreen board eliminates the need for two different boards and consolidates the job into one solid material. With a Class 1A fire rating, the Bluelinx Extremegreen board keeps flames out and provides the safety level you need to get the job done. Not only does it protect against fire, but also against water, moisture, mildew, and wood-eating insects! It is incredibly strong, with each of the smaller blocks being able to hold 300 lbs of force. The Extremegreen board can be used almost anywhere you’d use plywood due to its resistance of the elements and strength.
Learn more about the ExtremeGreen Board in this exclusive interview!
Another new Bluelinx product is Zuri decking. It is a PVC substrate with a photorealistic print on top and a durable, acrylic top coat. It is one of the best low maintenance, synthetic decks money can buy. With its grooved edges, pieces are able to fasten together quickly, as well as with no fasteners showing. This decking comes in 5 distinct colors, letting you pick out the look that you’ve been dreaming about for your deck. Because Zuri decks are so beautiful and easy, you may be thinking they are lower-quality decks. However, they don’t give up any integrity due to their ease and looks and can withstand stains, scratches, and extreme weight.
With Bluelinx, you can get some of the most reliable and versatile products around. If you’re looking to find these great Bluelinx products, look no further than Koopman Lumber. We’ve got a great selection of whatever you are looking for. If you have any questions about Bluelinx, give us a call. We’d be happy to help out!