Composite decking isn't the cheapest option on the market, but if you are thinking of adding a deck to your property, 'cheap' isn't what you should be looking for. What you really want is value for money - lots of people purchase inferior, low-price deck boards only to be disappointed when their new deck fails within the first year.
So is composite decking worth the additional cost? We believe that it is - here are a few reasons why:
- Extended lifespan. TimberTech composite decking comes with a 25 year warranty as standard*, whereas most cheap decking products will need to be replaced within a fraction of that period.
- Little to no maintenance required. When you pay for a composite wood deck, you're not just paying for the boards themselves - you're also paying for the many hours of the many hours of maintenance that you'd have to put in to keep a cheaper deck at peak performance. Composite decking requires practically no maintenance at all: no sealing, no sanding, no painting, just luxurious outdoor relaxation!
- Exquisite looks. If you want your new deck to look as good as it possibly can, TimberTech composite decking is the ultimate choice. Whether you want an authentic-looking wood grain or a contemporary, cutting-edge style, we're bound to have something that suits you!
Click here to order a free sample of TimberTech's high-quality composite decking, or - if you're looking for a bargain - visit our Decking Sale page to see what we're currently offering!
*Residential installations only. Commercial decking installations come with a 10 year warranty.
Many people think that composite decking and plastic decking are the same thing. Even Google, in its infinite wisdom, makes this mistake; search for 'plastic decking', and Google will act like you searched for 'composite decking' instead.
Note that 'composite decking' is in bold, as if that's what you typed in.
However, contrary to the belief of man and search engine alike, there are some MAJOR differences between plastic and composite decking. Today, we at TimberTech UK would like to take a moment to outline some of these differences:
- Materials - The most important difference between composite and plastic decking is as follows: plastic decking is made entirely of synthetic materials, while composite decking is made by combining real wood with cellulose materials and polyethylene. This means that, generally speaking, composite decking looks and feels more like genuine timber than plastic deck boards.
- Stability - Plastic decking is prone to bowing and cracking over time, making it one of the least sturdy decking options on the market. Composite decking tends not to have this problem; certainly, TimberTech composite decking is much longer-lasting than any plastic product, with a 25 year warranty for all residential installations.
- Price - Composite decking products generally cost a little more than plastic decking, and in fact, the low price of plastic decking is probably the main reason for its enduring popularity. However, you really do get what you pay for when it comes to decking; you may save money in the short term by choosing plastic over composite decking, but you'll spend a lot more on repairs and (eventually) replacements in the long run.
The difference between plastic decking and composite decking is essentially a question of quality: both products are impressively low-maintenance compared to traditional timber boards, but composite decking is a higher-quality product that lasts longer and comes far closer to emulating the appeal of real wood.
Visit our Plastic Decking vs. Composite Decking page for more information on this topic, or click here to order a free sample of TimberTech's composite decking now!
Here at TimberTech UK, we're always shouting about the quality of our composite decking: how good it looks, how sturdy it is, how little maintenance it requires, and so on. But how exactly do we achieve such a high standard?
Today, we're going to take a look 'under the bonnet' and unpack everything that makes TimberTech decking such a winning choice. If you're in a hurry, just click over to our Compare Ranges page to see the facts and figures for each of our products at a glance.
TimberTech Decking: A Breakdown
- Our deck boards are 24mm thick (except for our VertiGrain products, which are 25mm thick). This superior thickness ensures that each board is extremely strong and sturdy.
- The products that we sell are made from a sturdy wood composite material; this means that our boards are of a higher quality than purely synthetic products, yet require less time-consuming maintenance than solid wood. Furthermore, since the reclaimed wood that we use would otherwise go straight into a landfill, our decking is eco-friendly as well as high-calibre!
- Our boards absorb very little moisture, which means that they are highly resistant to water damage. TimberTech decking is also extremely slip-resistant (we have achieved the best rating for slip-resistance in both British and European standards).
- Our EasyClean ranges come with a protective polymer sleeve that allows you to wipe your deck boards clean, just as you would an indoor floor. We refer to these products as 'capped composite decking'.
- TimberTech's composite decking is available in a variety of different colours and styles, ranging from a stylish brushed finish to an authentic wood grain effect.
Want to know more about TimberTech's top-quality composite deck boards? Get in touch today, or click here to order your FREE decking sample!
You may already have heard of 'capped decking', but if you haven't, that's likely to change within the next month or two. It's being touted as the 'next generation' of composite decking, and we at TimberTech are very excited about the opportunities this new innovation affords.
Pictured: TimberTech's capped Silver Maple composite decking
So what makes capped composite decking such an intriguing new development? Well, 'capped' boards have something that standard composite decking products lack: a protective sleeve that guards the composite wood from moisture. Using capped decking will give your deck many of the same properties as your indoor surfaces; for example, if you were to spill something on a capped composite deck, you'd be able to simply wipe the mess away, leaving the boards looking pristine once more.
What capped decking products do TimberTech offer?
At present, we have two capped composite decking collections: EasyClean Terrain and EasyClean Legacy. These two ranges comprise a gorgeous variety of natural-looking wood designs, and regardless of which colour you choose, you're sure to be impressed with your new decking and its wipe-clean surface. Naturally, our capped decking boasts all the same qualities as our regular composite decking: it's low-maintenance, easy to install, and resistant to rotting, fading, warping and splintering.
Click here to order a sample of TimberTech's capped composite decking, or give us a call on 029 2037 1584 for more information.
Are you looking for a stylish, low-maintenance decking solution that can stand up to the elements? Do you want an authentic-looking deck that can simply be wiped clean in the event of a spill? In that case, allow us to introduce EasyClean Legacy, the latest addition to our product range and quite possibly our best composite decking option to date.
A spiritual successor (in both name and functionality) to our extremely popular Easyclean Terrain range, EasyClean Legacy is a 'capped' composite decking product; each board has a protective sleeve that keeps your deck safe from inclement weather and allows you to wipe any stains away with ease.
In addition to these helpful features, we also feel that EasyClean Legacy is one of the best-looking composite decking solutions on the market. Available in several different colours, these composite deck boards are practically indistinguishable from traditional hardwood decking - they're sure to look absolutely fabulous in your outdoor space.
If you would like to learn more about EasyClean Legacy decking, call the TimberTech team on 029 2037 1584 or click here to order a free sample.