Composite decking is one of the most popular alternative decking materials to solid timber.
Unlike solid wood decking, it is smooth to the touch, and requires a lot less ongoing maintenance.
Composite decking is typically made from timber pulp and recycled plastic. The wood pulp is generally used to make the core of composite decking boards, while recycled plastics are used on the outside of each board.
Capped composite decking adds an additional layer to the boards during manufacturing, which makes them more fade and stain resistant. Uncapped composite decking tends to be cheaper.
Is composite decking sustainable?
Composite decking is considered sustainable and eco-friendly.
Whether composite decking is more sustainable than timber decking is up for debate.
Sustainably harvested timber is also a sustainable resource, especially for fast growing timbers like Blackbutt, and takes carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.
However, recycled composite wood decking does not use any new raw materials, and reduces waste.
So, is composite decking worth the money?
Well, composite decking has some significant advantages and here are the main ones:
· Low maintenance- composite decking does not require regular pressure clean.
· Looks- our decks look just as good and does not fade as much as timber decking.
· Durability- despite being made from plastic and pulped timber, composite decks are very strong.
· Scratch, stain, and mould resistant- thanks to their factory manufacturing process, our decks are resistant to scratches, stains and mould.
· Waterproof and fireproof- most decks are completely waterproof, and excellent near pools or gardens. There are also many fireproof composite decking boards available.
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