Whilst nothing can compare to the beauty of natural wood decking, composite decking (sometimes called recycled decking) is a popular choice amongst trade and architect customers, as well as the homeowner. So why choose a recycled decking than the real thing?
Whilst it does look fantastic, as a natural product, timber – like the rest of us – ages, over time. The process can be slowed down using products and treatments, however for the modern consumer this can be incredibly time-consuming, and let's face it: expensive.
Most modern composite decking has been designed with an appearance that is almost a perfect match for real wood, however it has a variety of other benefits that have helped to convert a large number of customer:
- Low Maintenance. As much as we'd like to, in the modern world, who really has the time to be looking after their decking? Composite Decking doesn't require most of the upkeep that real woods need. You won't need to sand it or apply any products such as paints or stains. The only maintenance you are likely to have to do include the rare brush or jet wash to remove moss and grime.
- Appearance. Unlike timber, composite doesn't age over time, it doesn't fade or become discoloured. Most importantly, because it Isn't effected by temperatures and weather conditions like wood is, it won't split or rot.
This practical choice of decking is suitable for balconies, as well as standard outdoor decking applications.
Confused by composite decking? Your nearest branch will be happy to help.