Despite sporadic problems, most composite decks have performed quite well, especially if the owner has done the basic maintenance of removing piles of wet leaves and debris, wiped up spills, and . You can't just sand and refinish a bad ding, or buy a board at the local lumberyard in three years and expect it to match.
All the big companies, , , Timber Tech and , and Wolf, (I am sure I missed a few) now produce decking with a hard plastic shell bonded to the composite board. This makes the wear surface
We spent approximately $4000 on Trending Tiki Torch decking. We chose because of the reviews and easy care. Two years later the boards expand & contract unequally. A few extend 1 4" above the deck surface causing a high risk of tripping and injury. One trim board has an exposed bubble
It's a principal reason why a lot of lower-priced composite decking is flat on just one side and scalloped on the other you use less mix to create a board.
Simplify shopping for composite decking (such as decking) by weighing the importance of 7 key issues. Read on to find out what they are. Some of the priciest brands have subtle shadings and individual “grain” variations so that no one board is an exact replica of another. Some manufacturers buff each board at the
The use of composite and plastic decking products as an alternative to timber may still be relatively new in Australia but there's already a vast range of products available and it's Water absorption rate: Because of the nature of wood fibre, it is important that a decking board's water absorption rate is known.
Anyway, here are my current thoughts in a nutshell: The best composite decking on the market in our opinion is Transcends. That's saying a lot from a former . One of the responses to those early problems however was to go with an all PVC board so that there is no chance of it coming apart. PVC decking tends to look