For clients looking to make a lasting investment in their outdoor area, composite decking is an ideal option.
Its environmental sustainability, premium aesthetic and durability make it an outstanding choice for any outdoor area. Plus, there is less ongoing labour and cleaning required for the maintenance of composite decking compared to traditional timber decks.
Not only will composite decking last for decades, but the look and feel of the product creates a beautiful transition between outdoor-indoor spaces, whether building or renovating commercial or residential properties.
High-performance composite decking can provide customers an eco-friendly option.
The boards offer the look and feel of real wood, but without the environmental impact of deforestation. Composite decking is made from an innovative blend of recycled timber and plastic, with brands such as Trex using 95 per cent recycled materials.
Another benefit of composite decking is the expanse of colour options available– ranging from deep wooden browns and spicy reds to the increasingly popular grey tones replicating the classic Hamptons decor. With high-definition wood grain patterns and rich, saturated colours inspired by the outdoors, composite deck boards look more natural than ever before and boast a vibrancy that will remain unchanged for years. Compared to timber, composite building materials offer a variety of colour options for incredible design flexibility to suit any outdoor living project. Tim Howard of Decking Solutions Australia said: “We’re seeing specifiers choose composite decking, like Trex, in many residential, retail and commercial properties and its fast becoming the preferred decking choice due to its durability and low maintenance properties.”
Unlike timber, composite decking will not warp, twist, rot, splinter, split or scratch, which means a lot less maintenance than what is required by old-fashioned wood decking. Just an occasional soap down is all that is needed to keep a composite deck looking like new. Even more, the low maintenance ultimately reduces the long-term costs for clients. Gone are the days of seasonal painting, staining and sealing, making composite the preferred option of many specifiers.
When planning and designing an outdoor space, cost is an important consideration.
While wood-plastic composite decking may require a larger initial investment, the quality of the materials results in a longer-lasting product. Additionally, the cost – and time – required to maintain a traditional timber deck can far exceed the cost of a composite deck that will last at least 25 years. In the long run, composite decking offers a greater value and return on investment than timber.
Trex Low-Maintenance, High-Performance Decking:
- No sanding or staining
- Rot & split resistant
- 25-year fade & stain resistance
- Cleans with only soap & water