Wood VS Composite Decking

Posted on 11:35 pm | Posted in WPC Decking Blog | Posted by Admin

Wood plastic composite decking materials are gaining increasing popularity in exterior applications. However, the weatherability of composite decking drives the need for developing surface finishes that would offer both protection and aestheticism. Promoting a suitable coating system for composite decking requires a thorough understanding of the surface properties, surface chemistry and wettability in particular, since these properties directly relate to paint adhesion to composite decking.

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Maintenance:Wood VS Composite Decking

Wood decking: Although wood decking is more charming than decks made with synthetic materials, you must perform regular maintenance to keep the wood looking good year after year. You should perform annual maintenance if you own a wooden deck. If you fail to keep up the maintenance, your deck will instantly begin to deteriorate and look worn and unattractive.

Composite Decking: Even though composite decking may look like wood, it certainly doesn’t act like wood. No scraping, sanding or staining. No twisted, cracked or warped boards to replace. Clean-up is practically effortless; a spray of the hose removes most dirt and grime. And it’s comfortable under foot – cool to the touch even on the hottest of days.

Performance:Wood VS Composite Decking

Neither composite nor composite decking is strong structurally, and both tend to sag without substantial support. The surface of composite decking is easily gouged, and the boards warp and splinter. Composite doesn’t warp or splinter, but it’s subject to damage from rocks, hail or objects thrown from a lawn mower. Composite decking needs to be sealed regularly once its coating fades, while composite requires only periodic washing. Both types of decking retain heat to the point of being uncomfortable in hot, sunny weather.

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