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Plastic Decking The Easy and Eco-friendly Choice

You may hear a lot about composite decking online and in the media. But what is it exactly? And how can you know if its the right material for your deck? You will see a lot of companies claiming its the…

You may hear a lot about composite decking online and in the media. But what is it exactly? And how can you know if its the right material for your deck? You will see a lot of companies claiming its the…

The options of the lumber decking are becoming obsolete, as wood has become a difficult thing to maintain. Not only this, but wood is not an eco-friendly choice, as trees have to be cut and planks are sawed from it. Further, carpenters do the jobs of finishing and fixing the deck. Then maintaining of wooden deck requires regular painting or treatment. The 21st century option of plastic decking is easy choice to make.


When new decks required installation or old decks to be rebuilt, the choice of plastic decking is natural, keeping some facts in mind.

  • Plastic decking boards and tiles are made with recycled or new plastic mixed with wooden pellets or scrapping and resins.
  • This material is a low maintenance solution as plastic based material is waterproof, termite & vermin proof. No painting is required after it is installed.
  • Anti skid surface is user friendly and not accident prone.
  • These board & tiles comes in many colors to match decor.


This kind of decking is weatherproof and there is no effect of rain, dampness, harsh sunlight and snow. Generally, companies extend warranty for 50 years against rot, decay and damage from insects and termite etc. Plastic in the composition helps protect against any sort of moistness getting to wooden scrapping. The TimberTech composite structure of plastic mixed material withstands all conditions of weather.


Plastic decking material is the best option for your patio or swimming arena. It will not only beautify the area but also get you ample compliments on your choice. The plastic based decking material is so sturdy that it will bear brunt of all the activities like children running around, wheelchair, dancing, bicycles, party barbecue etc.

Technical

As a leading Australian company, Ezywood gives detail about the product in their catalogue, the details are as under, which can be a reference for other companies too.

  • Profile of plastic boards a. Hollow b. Solid
  • Sizes of board 150mm x 25 mm x 5.4m, Sizes of Fascia 96mm x 12mm available in 1.8m, 2.7m, 5.4m
  • Colors- there are few colors like Slate Grey, Cocoa, Coffee, Mocha, which are on reverse of the tiles too. You can match with the house decor as per your choice. Wooden grains pattern on the plastic decking gives you a warm feeling.
  • Installation- is well designed and easy, C clips and different designed accessories are given with the board to fix with the plastic decking. It is very easy for a layman to fix as per the manual provided.

Plastic decking is undemanding choice as it does not easily break, swell or shrink. Sometimes it is noticed that after the decking is installed and within months, wee bit of color fade from the material, this is no cause of worry. This is when the material tries, to make some adjustments with the temperature and environment around. This doesn't call for reporting to plastic decking suppliers. For safety against accumulation and dampness, ventilation under the decking is suggested by the manufacturers.

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