DECKER WOOD PLASTIC COMPOSITES VS TIMBER

DECKER’s wood plastic composite products have significant environmental and maintenance advantages over hardwood timber decking.

Some of these advantages lower the cost of installation.  The cost of on-going maintenance is minimal, unlike hardwood timber decking which needs regular oiling or painting to preserve its looks and effective life.

All in all,  wood plastic composite decking makes economic and environmental sense!
Features as benefits of composite wood compared to hardwood timber are set out below

DECKER Wood PLASTIC COMPOSITE DECKING HARDWOOD TIMBER DECKING
Comprises wood waste and recycled plastic.
No deforestation involved (FSC certified) Possibly deforestation involved
Comes in designer colours Limited colour choice withot painting or staining
Does not “bleed” tannins May “bleed” tannins and cause staining
No oiling or painting required Requires oiling or painting
Designed not to rot, split or warp Requires regular maintenance to protect from rotting, splitting and warping
No splinters Potential for splinters
Termite resistant Subject to termite attack
Enhanced UV protection Requires UV protective coating if greying not desired
Consistently manufactured Subject to knots and other imperfections
Looks and handles like timber – with invisible fixings, no screws through boards Fixed with top screws, potential hazard if heads rise or uneven

Note that DECKER Protect range has protective coating with enhanced UV protection (no fading, no staining).