Why composite decking is a great match for kids and pets
Your home is your castle; it’s your love, your livelihood and as a homeowner, you want to keep it as clean and tidy as humanly possible. Sometimes this can be quite difficult especially if you have kids or own pets of any kind. Different seasons cause different problems with different parts of the outside world being brought into your home. Either way, whether its mud, snow, ice, grass stains or other excess debris from shoes, having a composite decking installed in your home will make all your problems so much easier.
Composite decking is easy to clean
If you have children or pets you’ll understand the constant pain of having to clean whenever they walk through, it feels like you can’t keep things clean for 5 minutes! Composite decking is the answer to all your problems. The term low-maintenance gets thrown around a lot when being used to describe it but what exactly does that mean?
Well, it’s no secret that composite decking is really easy to clean. No complicated cleaning tools are needed (although a steam cleaner works hand in hand!), all you need is a little bit of soapy water and a sponge or cloth, a little bit of scrubbing is all that’s needed! They virtually never need any repairs! Even in the rare circumstance, a composite deck needs a repair it will never be a big job, they’re always relatively quick and easy.
Another great thing about composite decking is that it is really safe. Unlike a real wood deck, they don’t warp or splinter, this could cause major problems with your kids or any pets you have. Not only that but if you often enjoy grabbing your breakfast from the kitchen in the morning barefoot, composite decking really is your best friend.
Composite decking vs carpet and regular decking
If you have once been a carpet owner with pets of any kind you’ll be aware of the considerable amount of time-spent vaccing and cleaning up hairs and muddy paw prints which by the way isn’t easy! Dog or cat hairs are ALWAYS getting caught in and tread into the carpet, it doesn’t matter how careful you are. Not only this but for some strange reason cats just LOVE to dig their claws into the carpet and pull it up.
You may be thinking, sure composite decking is great when it comes to cleaning hair and muddy prints but what about stains and scratches? Composite decking wins with that too! The material of a composite deck resists scratches and chips unlike regular decking made from real timber, this is because most composite decks are capped.