Why composite wpc decking

Providing a fresh and modern yet natural look that is easy to clean and maintain, composite wpc  decking offers a great alternative to traditional timber decking.

If you are thinking about installing decking in your garden and are undecided about which material to use, take a look at what composite wpc decking is and the multiple advantages of this alternative form of decking.

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What is composite wpc decking ?

Composite wpc is essentially a material made up of wood fiber and plastic, bound together by a binding agent. It is generally stronger, heavier and denser than wood on its own.

This relatively new product to the decking industry is proving popular, namely due to its robust and long-lasting qualities.

However, there is much more to composite wood decking other than its unrivalled strength and durability. 

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A natural look

One reason composite wpc decking has become so popular is due to its stylish yet natural look. Being made up of real timber while incorporating an innovative design, composite wood timber provides a stunning and modern look that still looks natural.

Furthermore, composite wood decking comprises of a range of natural finishes and colours, which blend in seamlessly with the surroundings in a garden, augmenting its natural look that is in-keeping with the outdoor space. 

Low maintenance

Come rain, snow, sun and wind, garden decking is certainly exposed to the elements. Unless it is treated and stained regularly, traditional timber decking is prone to becoming mouldy, cracking and rotting.

By contrast, composite wood decking requires much less maintenance. Simple cleaning methods with standard household cleaning products, is usually a sufficient way of maintaining the condition of composite wood decking.

Unlike other types of decking, composite wood does not usually splinter, meaning it can be walked on with bare feet!

Slip resistance

Asides walking on the smooth, nick-free surface with bare feet, composite wood is also waterproof and consequently slip resistant.

Even if it’s raining, the whole family can spend time on composite wood decking without fear they will slip on the surface and hurt themselves.

Pest control

While most ‘standard’ forms of decking have to be sprayed with pesticides and other heavy metals during its treating process, to ensure it is not prone to being invaded by pests, composite wood decking does not require such additives. Composite wood is naturally resistant to the likes of insects and fungi and therefore does not need to rely on pesticides.  

Longevity

Being made from plastic and wood, composite wood decking is generally more hardwearing to the elements of the weather and consequently has a longer lifespan than other decking materials.

Eco-friendly

With a growing emphasis to adopt more environmentally friendly practices and lifestyles in the home, more and more homeowners are turning to more greener types of furniture and furnishings.

Composite wood decking certainly complies with those aspiring to make their home more eco-friendly. Made from recycled wood and other recycled materials, composite wood is a greener option of decking than, for example, solely timber decking.

With these benefits in mind, it is easy to comprehend why more and more people are turning to beautiful and practical composite wood as their choice of decking.