Installing Composite Decking

Posted on 11:59 pm | Posted in WPC Decking Blog | Posted by Admin

For the past decade or so, composite decking has been the big name in low maintenance decking materials. Its innovative combination of recycled plastic and wood fibers gave consumers the best of both worlds: the beauty and strength of wood, with the durability and weather-resistance of plastic. When composite decking came along in the 1990s, it revolutionized the industry. WPC decking dispenses with the wood fibers entirely, creating a surface that has none of the inherent vulnerabilities of wood.And installing composite decking is more easy than other materials.

WPC Composite Decking

Safety WPC Composite Decking Material Products

Another common complaint about past composite decking materials was that they became slick when wet, creating a slip hazard. However, the deep wood-grain texture on WPC composite decking material products such as creates a much safer, non-slip surface. WPC composite decking material products also features much higher fire resistance than wood or composite decking, for example, has earned the highest rating possible from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, one of the most stringent fire resistance certifiers in the world.

Ease Of Maintenance

Composite decking can be maintained fairly easily. It should be swept regularly. Periodically, it will need to be washed with a hose or power washer. Food and stains can be cleaned with a mild soap solution. It is important to check the manufacturer’s recommendations for maintenance.

Matters Need Attention of Installing Composite Decking

Incorrect method of installing composite decking may result in issues such as the warping of the wood due to expansion and contraction of wood under direct heat and sunlight. Composite decking which is largely made of polymer or plastic materials can expand and contract in sizes due to direct heat. For decking boards which have relatively lower dimensional stability, the expansion and contraction will be more irregular. Thus, without correct and proper installation, warping of composite decking may cause a potential hazard to safety such as fall or trip.

Hence home owners should look out for flooring contractors with experienced and well-trained intellects to do the composite decking. Better still, a flooring contractor that is able to provide a warranty on the installing composite decking.

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