Composite decking has established its place as the top choice for low-maintenance high quality decking projects. The range of patterns and finishes available continues to expand and a new addition is EasyClean Legacy Tigerwood from TimberTech.
Capped composite decking is the most robust low-maintenance choice available. The range of finishes continues to grow, but the Tigerwood finish offers something new that has the appearance of hand-finished Tigerwood. Combining this stunning wood pattern with the superb qualities of capped composite decking offers a fine addition to the range of composite decking now available.
Capped composite decking explained
Composite decking is manufactured using wood and plastic polymers. These are often recycled products. The wood may be in the form of fibres, chips or a flour-like consistency and is mixed with the plastic using heat and other treatments. When the mixture is of a suitable consistency it is formed into lengths of decking board. Treatments that protect the colour from fading are added to the mixture. Capped composite decking has the added quality of an external coating that is bonded to the core of the decking. This gives even more durability and resistance to fading, staining and damage. The two types of composite decking available today are capped and non-capped.
What makes capped composite decking so robust?
Although capped composite decking can be worked in exactly the same way that traditional timber decking can and requires no specialised tools to do so it is far more robust than timber. The density and material from which capped composite decking boards are formed offers a high degree of resistance to the things that cause timber to deteriorate, specifically the changes of temperature brought about by the weather, damage from water and moisture, and fungus In other words, capped composite decking won’t rot or deteriorate in the way that traditional timber will.
Super low maintenance
Because of its high levels of durability capped composite decking is also extremely easy to maintain. It does not require painting, sealing or varnishing in the way traditional timber does. The capped surface offers a high level of protection against staining and scratching and requires very basic maintenance such as sweeping and washing with water to keep clean. The surface of TimberTech’s EasyClean Legacy Tigerwood does not trap dust and dirt and so maintenance is minimal.
Always best to obtain samples
Whatever the project or your personal taste it is always wise to take advantage of the free samples that are available from suppliers. TimberTech offer free samples of our EasyClean Legacy Tigerwood. There is no substitution for handling the product and seeing a sample ‘on site.’