What Is Composite Decking?

Composite decking is made of a mixture of materials consisting of wood and recycled plastic.


It has a nice appearance that resembles real wood and requires little maintenance, which makes it a great alternative to other types of decking.

Composite decking is resistant to sun damage and fading. It has a non-slip finish that does not require sealing, staining or painting and is splinter-free.


Decks made of composite materials are more likely to resist insects, decay and less likely to show the signs of aging then if they were made of real wood.


Composite decking is used just like real wood by nailing, sawing and using screws to hold it in place. You can use this type of decking for decks, pools areas and anywhere else that you have used lumber before.


Composite decking should be washed occasionally with soapy water. Afterward, spraying it down with a water hose will keep it looking its best.


Composite is a good option in decking for the way it holds up requiring very little maintenance and saves money over time.

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