Composite decking has slowly been building traction since its first release in 1990. In the past few years it has become more and more popular for home design, but why?
One thing that draws people into buying composite decking is the fact that once it is installed, it requires little to no maintenance. People that are wanting to purchase traditional wood decking are starting to realise the benefits of composite decking. When it comes to traditional wood decking, people are often surprised. They are surprised by the amount of time and money you have to put into maintaining your deck. Whether it’s by power-washing, re-staining or other cleaning oils it can be very expensive.
It is said the estimated time per year the average person spends on maintaining their decking is 16-32 hours wheres it’s just 2-4 hours per year for composite decking and this is one big reason why it is great for home design.
This is a big thing for homeowners as you don’t want to be outside all the time tending to your decking. Composite decking allows for it to be looking great in your garden all year long, with little to no effort. This ends up with composite decking being cheaper to install and maintain than traditional decking.
Composite decking never really used to have any kind of competition against traditional wood board decking. When it came to how it looked when it was first released, composite decking had no say. Traditional wood always had the edge over composite but with recent developments, things have drastically changed.
One of the main reasons why composite decking rose in popularity over the past few years is because it has transformed and improved in quality and style. We are now in a stage where you can’t tell the difference between composite to real traditional wood planks. This has given people more incentive to buy composite decking with the host of benefits that come with it and it makes it perfect for interior and home design!
With traditional wood decking, your purchase will only last you up to 10 years before it needs to be replaced. With composite decking, you can expect at least up to 20 years and with it constantly evolving and being improved this number is more than likely to increase. This gives people more of an incentive to buy as it means you don’t have to spend extensive amounts of money after your first purchase.
Composite decking really made a name for itself with it being made from sourced and recycled materials. This makes it more sustainable and environmentally friendly. What comes with this is its strength and sturdiness and its general hardwearing properties.
Many people have used composite decking alongside hot tubs which shows its strength and sturdiness in a nutshell. It just shows the weight and sheer pressure it can take. For more information on composite decking alongside hot tubs visit our blog dedicated to the topic!
With its ridiculous strength and durability this makes composite decking pretty reluctant to repairs, this goes for rotting, warping, splitting and it is even less likely to fade, stain or grow mould over traditional decking!