Advantages of Composite Decking
Composite Decking is a low-maintenance, eco-friendly alternative to traditional wood decking. Made from recycled materials, composite decking is available in a variety of earth tones and wood colors that complement most outdoor decors.
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One of the most appealing features of Composite Decking Boards is that it doesn’t require paint or stain. This makes it easy to maintain and ensures that your deck lasts for many years.
Unlike wood, composite decking doesn’t absorb water and can resist warping and cracking. This makes them ideal for areas where moisture is present, such as poolside decks or roof top patios.
Today’s composite materials perform better than those manufactured in the past. Manufacturers have added resilient caps to improve scratch resistance, and new formulations and additives are also helping to prevent fading, discoloration, and general wear and tear.
Capped Composite Boards
A capped composite deck board is made by combining a wood by-product and recycled plastic mix with a synthetic cap. These boards are more stain and scratch resistant than the first generation, which were made of a mixture of wood fibers and plastic.
Capped decking boards have a texturized coating that protects the board from scratches, stains and UV rays. They also replicate the look of real wood. Some manufacturers use a four-sided capping process, which allows the emulated wood grain patterns to differ on both sides of the board.