Information About Woodgrain Composite Deck Boards+
Composite Deck Boards
Composite decking boards are WPC's (wood-polymer composites) which is an innovative product leading a new generation of outdoor construction materials.
This decking allows you to create a stylish, durable and contemporary outdoor solution for your patio, garden or terrace. Composite decking has a long life, unlike timber which may rot or split and is maintenance free. It is highly suitable for both public and residential use.
Choosing this environmentally friendly product won't break the bank either as it is made from recycled HDPE, typically attained from recycled plastic milk bottles and wood from sustainable managed forests.
Composite decking is an environmentally innovative material that combines the best qualities of plastic and wood fibres. Each individual deck board has a hollow composite profile, is manufactured from 95% recycled materials and contains no harmful chemicals.
Each composite decking board is 2.9m in length, 150mm in width and 25mm in depth. The boards are very light for their size, only weighing 2.85kg.
Due to the structure of composite deck boards, it will expand and contract with changes in temperature. The following shows the effect over different temperatures, relating to the temperature of the board and not the air temperature. (In direct sunlight, darker boards will reach higher temperatures than lighter colours)
10ºc = 1mm expansion / shrinkage
20ºc = 2mm expansion / shrinkage
30ºc = 4mm expansion / shrinkage
40ºc = 5mm expansion / shrinkage
50ºc = 6mm expansion / shrinkage
Due to the expansion with temperature changes, it is recommended to leave a 6mm gap between each board to allow slight board expansion.
Why Choose Composite Decking?
Low Maintenance - No need to paint, stain or seal. Saving both time and money, just a periodical clean either with a jet wash or a light brush and hose.
Environmental - Manufactured from recycled materials and can also be recycled.
Natural Texture - Composite decking is free from the artificial plastic like feel of other comparable decking products, and so feels natural to touch and walk on.
High Friction Surface - Even when wet, composite decking provides a high friction surface, preventing slipping.
Splinter Free - The natural properties of our wood/plastics composite result in a smooth surface, free from splintering, safe for bare feet and little ones.
Endurance - The deck is strong and hardwearing, able to withstand weightly garden furniture and heeled shoes without marking or denting.
High Resistance To UV Rays - This decking is low in lignin fibres, naturally found in wood, that lead to colour fading and greying with UV exposure.
Low Moisture Absorption - Resistance against mould, mildew and even staining aswell as being free from warping.
Installation And Finished Product - Composite decking is easily installed. The system uses T-clips to fix the decking boards so there are no unsightly screws, ensuring speedy installation.