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).