Composite decking is becoming increasingly popular and is produced using a combination of different materials, processed to create beautiful decking with a natural-looking finish. Decking create stylish space for dining, lounging, or even a private space to relax.
Several decades ago, pressure-treated deck boards were all the rage but also required a lot of hard work including: cleaning, stripping, sanding and sealing. Composite decking which is used today however, requires a low-maintenance making it the perfect solution for individuals who don’t want to have to worry about repairing their decking every so often in order to keep it looking spick and span in time for summer gatherings.
If you’re put off decking by the thought of getting splinters in your feet as you dash for those herbs, then perhaps you haven’t heard of composite decking. It uses reclaimed wood combined with synthetic materials, producing a wonderfully easy to care for decking that will last and last. It looks just as stunning as traditional decking, but with none of the hassle. Whatever size or style your outdoor space, it can benefit from the addition of composite decking.
The composite decking market has expanded rapidly over the last 5 years which is born out by the number of searches per month carried out. In the UK this has increased dramatically with search volumes going from around 14,000 per month to now in 2019 average volumes of 49,500 per month. This massive increase is in part to the advantages of composite decking which are:
Durability, weather resistant, does not need to be stained, Lightweight and easy to clean, wont splinter or rot, and should not warp.
The above are the main advantages of composite decking so what are the disadvantages, the main ones are it requires more substructure compared to wood decking and colours and textures don’t always resemble wood and there is the increased cost.
That’s being said although the cost may be more upfront because of the longevity of product it can work out cheaper in the long run.
We aim to bring you the latest news in the composite decking market and link to reviews on this type of decking, but not from manufacturers website but from independent sources.
If you have had a problem with composite decking we would like to here from you.