Most solid composite decking comes with an average length of 5.4 meters length, 138mm wide and in 7 standard colors. To reduce weight and for better airflow, which reduces retain of heat, the bottom of the board is specially scalloped. Futurewood decking is scratch and abrasion resistant as it is covered with the hard outer shell. Another advantage it offers is that it is waterproof, making it easy to clean and resistant to stains. Unlike wood decking which needs constant maintenance, this composer decking is virtually maintenance-free. All you have to do is awash with water and detergent. As they are resistant to fade, it remains lush all through the lifetime.
It comes with a 10year “no fuss” warranty, including three years of labor costs for replacement decks. It is quick and easy to install and does not need painting or oiling after installation. The composite decks are made of cellulose material (hardwood sawdust), recycled and new plastics mixed with color pigments and UV inhibitors and fungicides. These materials make the decking waterproof, resistant to fading, staining and rotting. The polymer cap induced in the board makes it fade resistant and vivacious color amalgamation and constant variation in shades creating a wonderful color palate.
Resistant to rot, insects
The plastic component incorporated in composite decking makes it more resistant to rot, insects and sustainable. It does not require paint, stain or seal even if exposed to direct sunlight. They are splinter-free, making it safer to household and stain and fade resistant. They are less water absorptive, making it ideal to be used around pools and water bodies. They are more durable than ordinary wooden decks. Though the initial costs of composite decks are higher than ordinary decking low maintenance cost makes it more cost-effective and deck continues to look great year after year. It requires minimum maintenance cost and time, giving you the opportunity to soak up in warm sunlight.
There are two types of composite decking available in the market: capped and uncapped. Uncapped are the cheaper version and not so resistant against staining or color fading than the capped ones. The uncapped boards can fade in the first three to four months as the tennis (wood oil) trickle down from the board after being exposed in sunlight. Capped ones have an exterior plastic coating making it highly resistant to fading and staining.