Composite Decking is an artificial alternative to timber/wood that is made from a roughly equal combination of recycled timber fibres and recycled plastic. It’s popularity in Western Australia has grown exponentially over the past few years with many residents choosing composite over wood.
The manufacturing process for composite decking has advanced considerably in recent times which has generated a material that is aesthetically similar to timber – although more durable and easier to maintain.
High quality composite decking has many advantages when compared to traditional wood/timber decking such as:
Good quality composite decking materials are produced using a high level of MOE (Modulus of Elasticity) and MOR (Modulus of Rupture). The combination helps ensure that your deck does not sag and/or flex between the joints, creating a strong and sturdy foundation.
Composite decking is perfect for the harsh WA climate – The sizzling summer sun and crisp cold winters can result in traditional timber decking fading and/or splintering if a good quality sealer is not regularly applied.
Most owners of traditional timber decking will agree that the regular required maintenance of their deck (sanding, staining and resealing) can become an unwanted burden. By installing a composite deck in your outdoor area you will significantly minimise the amount of maintenance required to keep your deck looking new.
The colour and pattern range will depend on what type of composite decking you select. Most manufactures provide a broad range of colours and WA Timber Decking can currently offer Golden Teak, Garapa Grey, Brazillian Cherry, Tropical Walnut, Pebble, Coastal Grey, Mahogany and Slate.
The patterns vary from consistent wood grains to unique non-repeating colours and grains.
Contact Paul at WA Timber Decking today, we’re happy to answer any questions you have.