Benefits of Composite Decking

Composite decking is a modern solution to your decking concerns. This is especially true if you want to install decking and then forget about it. Composite decking is maintenance-free. The outdoor flooring option is growing massively in popularity because of the benefits of composite decking. Keep reading to find out how composite decking could benefit you. 

In this article: 

  • What is Composite Decking?
  • What are the Benefits of Composite Decking?


What is Composite Decking?

Like any home improvement investment, you have various types, costs, durability, and styles of decking. When it comes to decking, you usually have a choice between wood or composite decking. Composite decking has a unique blend of wood and recycled plastic fibres. It’s constructed to withstand weather and damaging effects from the great outdoors. We talk about composite decking in more detail in this article here

Wood decking is very well-known, and many people opt for wood because it’s so readily available. The problem with wood decking is that it rots, splinters, and requires ongoing maintenance to keep it looking great and slip-free. 

Some homeowners like the look of wood decking and worry that composite decking may not deliver the same level of finish. However, advances and innovations in manufacturing mean that composite decking mimics the appearance of real, natural wood. An added bonus is that the eco-friendly capped wood plastic composite makes the flooring an environmentally friendly option. 


What are the Benefits of Composite Decking?

Composite decking is a cost-effective outdoor flooring solution that you can enjoy year-round. There are several advantages of composite decking, which is why it’s a hugely popular choice for gardens. 


1. Weatherproof 

On wood decking, the weather can really take its toll. Whether it’s freezing conditions, rain, or summer heat, changing weather can cause your wood decking to warp, discolour, crack, and weaken. Composite decking is very durable and can cope with all weather. You can leave the expensive sealant, paint, and oil at the DIY store. You don’t need to weatherproof your composite decking, as the unique surface treatment is designed to withstand all weather and moisture. That means that the surface won’t fade, scratch, splinter, stain or crumble over time. 


2. Stain and Scratch-Resistant 

The outer shell of the polymer on the capped wood plastic composite ensures maximum stain and fade-resistant. You don’t have to worry about scruffs, stains, and scratches. You can easily mop up any spillages as they happen with a cloth or mop. Composite decking possesses excellent resistance for a tougher and more durable surface. 


3. Safe and Non-Slip 

Composite decking features a non-slip and smooth surface for maximum safety. The non-slip decking means that you don’t have to worry about slips and falls, even in icy conditions. This helps to give you peace of mind, especially when you’re enjoying family time in the garden. 


4. Modern Solution 

With recycled materials, no maintenance, and ultimate safety, composite decking is a modern solution. The modern aesthetic of the composite decking looks great, as well as including features that make it ideal for the modern garden. 


5. Range of Colours

A huge benefit of composite decking is that it’s available in a range of colours. Whether you prefer black decking or want to have the look of natural wood with walnut tones, you can find a style that you love. With a 25 year warranty, composite decking is long-lasting, durable, and comes in a range of modern and exciting colours. 


6. No Maintenance 

If you love the idea of a maintenance-free garden, installing composite decking is a great place to start. You don’t have to stain or treat composite decking, which removes the need for ongoing maintenance. Composite decking is less likely to crack, rot, and gather moss. 



Composite decking is a long-lasting, non-slip, and stylish modern decking solution. You can see why it’s such a popular option in homes. As you look to spend more time outdoors over the summer, you can enjoy family time without worrying about any maintenance. Add some textiles and furniture and enjoy the great outdoors.

August 24, 2021 — Margaret-Anne Leckie