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When it comes to choosing the right decking for you, there are many variables to consider. One of the main quandaries that face those of us looking for a new deck is whether to opt for the traditional timber decking, or to experiment with a composite deck. There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to choosing between these two options; and we want to help ensure that you pick the best decking solution for you.
When it comes to making sure that your decking is aesthetically pleasing, it can be easy to think that the odds are already stacked in favour of timber decking.
This is easy to assume, as timber decking is a natural product and has a certain allure to it that is hard to find anywhere else. If properly maintained, timber decking will last the lifetime of your home. Timber is a flexible material that can be stained or painted to suit your needs. You can even choose the species of timber to suit your garden, bringing out its natural warmth with a clear finish.
Composite decking also offers flexibility when it comes to choosing a finish. It is available in a variety of wood tones and can be painted to suit your garden, looking remarkably like timber decking. Not only is it pleasing to the eye, it also requires far less upkeep that a timber deck, as well as being mould, rot and insect resistant. This can be a great option if you have small children, as a composite decking is non slip and splinter resistant.
The other variant is the impact each material has on the environment. Timber is a renewable resource, and if you choose a plantation grown species or one that is not an endangered species, then your environmental footprint will be fairly small. The processes of harvesting timber decking are said to be extremely energy efficient in comparison to the manufacturing of composite decking.
As composite decking is made from a combination of timber fibres and plastic, manufacturers say that it is environmentally friendly as it reuses saw dust and other timber pieces rather than harvesting rainforest or plantation trees. In some cases, all of the plastic used is recycled, which again makes composite decking an environmentally friendly option.
All in all, timber decking and composite decking offer different advantages, however they will both leave you with a professional, beautiful deck that will last you for years to come. For more information on our timber and composite decking services, contact our fully trained team today.