How to choose the best composite decking for your outside space

If you are replacing old wooden decking or starting from scratch one of the biggest decisions you will need to make is what type of decking board you are going to use.

Composite decking has many advantages over traditional wooden decking, which include not rotting, very little maintenance, higher slip resistance. In general, any composite decking will be more expensive initially than wooden decking, but over time this levels out, with the increased lifespan of the decking and also lower maintenance cost because you do not have to stain the decking. All composite decking requires is a clean with hot soapy water.

There are big price differences in composite decking and it is not always the case that the most expensive is the best.

Composite Decking what You Should Know

Before you buy from any suppliers or manufacture it pays to do some online research.

A good place to start is the consumer affairs website.

Example of reviews on Trex Decking

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/homeowners/trex_composite_decking.html

Most larger decking suppliers now offer warranty’s with Trex offers 25 limited residential and fade warranty.

However you need to read the small print to ensure whoever installs the decking are doing so in line with the warranty.

Ecodek is another UK based supplier who produced over 1 million metres of decking in 2017 and have some great reviews.

https://www.reviews.co.uk/company-reviews/store/ecodek1

You can also get decking from the likes of B & Q who supply Trex decking

Whoever you choose make sure you get a sample of the decking and use the internet and do some research. Do not just rely on reviews on decking websites, looks at offsite independent reviews.