One of the most popular materials for any decking area, be it at home or at your place of business, is wood. It looks beautiful, is very inviting and is the classic choice. However, it can also be a little high maintenance and can quickly show its age if you don’t look after it properly… so what other options are there?
Something like composite decking could be an excellent route to go down if you want something a little more low maintenance but which doesn’t compromise on aesthetics.
What is composite decking?
Simply put, composite decking is made using a combination of wood fibres and recycled plastic – also known as wood-plastic composite.
It’s an increasingly popular option for home and business owners alike, with one of the clearest benefits being that – unlike wood or lumber – you don’t need to sand it down regularly, or apply paint, sealant and varnish to ensure it remains in a good condition.
It’s also resistant to UV light, which means it won’t fade in the sun and you can continue to enjoy it for years to come. It’s stain and scratch-resistant as well and you’ll find that it takes a lot for it to warp, splinter or rot… so the investment will pay for itself over time.
And, of course, let’s not forget about health and safety! This kind of material represents a reduced risk of slips, trips and falls than wood, so you don’t have to worry about anyone hurting themselves.
It’s also worth noting that composite decking is available in a range of different colours, so you’re sure to be able to find something that ties in well with the rest of your design choices, whatever they may be. If you’d like to find out more about this kind of material (or other options for decking installation), get in touch with us today to see how we can help.