Composite products are made up of wood and plastic. The wood particles can be anything from sawdust, wood chips, and wood fibre pieces. The plastic components can be either virgin or recycled plastic materials.
Composite decking has taken a number of years to be accepted by the world but it is here to stay. It has so many benefits. Some common known benefits are the low maintenance and Eco Green Certificates achieved from recycling. Overall, wood composite decking is long lasting and great for the environment.
Composite decking comes in longer lengths than timber, so it is easier to install a deck with either no joints or very few joints. We can also change the design to utilize the best pattern for look, feel and design. We can design the deck to maximize the usage of material as well. Wood composite decking is a wonderful solution for your outdoor space.
- Very low maintenance
- Environmentally friendly
- Slip and fade resistant
- Hidden clipping system
- Moisture resistance
- No cracking or splintering
- Excellent strength to weight ratio
- Never to be oiled or sealed
- Boards are wider
- Gives a much cleaner look
- No visible screws on the top of the decking boards
- No drying out
- Almost no fading
- No twisting
- No breaking
- No rotting
- Choice for colours and finish
- Completely weather resistant
- 10 to 15 year warranty on product
- Increases your property value
Cons of Composite Decking:
- More expensive than timber most of the time
- Can have a plastic look in the beginning
- Dictated to by fixed lengths ( 2.9m or 5.8m )
Cleaning and Caring for Composite Decks
- Sweep the deck as you would a normal patio
- Wash with soap and water as you would a tiled area
- If there are any marks on the deck, hose the deck down with a high pressure hose or hose the deck and sweep with a hard bristle broom
- If there is a stubborn mark, lightly sand the area with 100grid sandpaper. There will be a slight colour change for a few days before it blends back.
- Do not oil. There is no need!