Composite deck boards are more resistant to stains and mould than timber decks. Good quality deck boards are are capped to reduce fading and scuffing and scratching and only need to be occasionally washed down to keep that ‘as new’ look. Acid washing and re oiling every 12 months is a thing of the past.
Modern composite boards won’t warp or rot and are environmentally friendly. They are usually sourced from recycled material. A trex deck of 45 square metres for instance, will contain aproximately 140,000 recycled plastic bags.
Good quality composite deck boards can be more expensive to buy than comparable timber deck boards. If a board is damaged, it can’t be sanded back but will need to be replaced. On a very hot day, they will be warmer (by 4-6 dgrees) than a timber deck board.