Explore your decking material options!If you’re looking for softwood decking boards for your garden, why not look at what TimberTech decking material options can offer you? TimberTech looks just like traditional timber decking boards, but lasts longer, needs minimal maintenance and is better for the environment too.
Have a look at these five benefits of swapping softwood decking boards for TimberTech decking boards, the best of the many decking material options on the market! For an option that’s closest in price to softwood take a good look at our edeck boards.
1. Easy To Fit
The sort of softwood decking boards you can buy from your local DIY store can be really tricky to install. If you’re after a smooth, streamlined deck installation it can be time consuming, involving specialist tools and considerable amounts of wasted timber. As TimberTech decking boards are made from wood composite – a blend of recycled wood and polymer – there are no knots, so you can use every single bit of them. It’s one of the few decking material options that is truly easy to fit, and with the CONCEALoc® Hidden Fastener System, you won’t get any visible fixings.
2. Low Maintenance
When you first fit softwood decking boards, they can look good, but you need to spend a lot of time and money to keep them looking good. TimberTech’s great decking material options, however, never need sanding, oiling or painting. All they need to stay looking great is a regular sweep and the occasional power wash.
3. Long Lasting
Softwood decking boards will naturally weather when exposed to the great outdoors, and they need regular cleaning and re-staining to avoid this. TimberTech’s decking material options won’t fade in the sun or warp in the wet weather. They’re also algae-resistant, so you won’t get the build-up of green slime that’s all too common on timber decking boards. Our decking boards do lighten slightly within the first few months after installation, but from then on, they will stay looking great. They even come with a 25-year residential warranty. You know it’s said that some composite decks can exhibit mould growth and that can be true but those that do usually have a high wood content, sometimes as high a 75% and for this reason TimberTech boards tend to have around 50% wood plus we also include a mould inhibitor during production.
4. A Safer Option
Decking boards made from softwood can easily crack or splinter. They will also become slippery when wet or from build up of algae. If you have children, gaps between the softwood decking boards (which allow for the timber to expand and contract) can be hazardous for little fingers and toes. TimberTech boards need just a 3 to 4mm gap - much smaller than you require with softwood. This makes it one of the safest decking material options around.
While wood can absorb up to 50% water, TimberTech is saturated at just 1.2%, so even after a downpour, it typically takes just 30 minutes to dry. It’s also algae-resistant, has slip-resistant qualities and, as it doesn’t have a grain, it doesn’t split or warp. And as TimberTech doesn’t expand and contract like softwood, it only needs a 3 to 4mm gap between the decking boards. Very few of your decking material options are so accident-resistant!
5. Environmentally Friendly
Standard softwood decking boards are often manufactured from wood sourced from forests that are rapidly disappearing. TimberTech is the only one of your decking material options that is made using waste wood from the furniture industry, which is made into ‘wood flour’ and combined with polymer to make our composite decking boards. And because it’s guaranteed for 25 years, you won’t need to replace it, so it saves more wood from going to landfill too.
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