Specialist Deck Builders in Gold Coast
We make decks from different materials at Decking Gold Coast Experts, but composite decks have gained immense popularity in recent years. We have professionals in our team who are well-versed with the material and can give you expert advice. We have been serving Gold Coast for a long time now and have the best team of experts to work on decks made from different materials. People prefer composite decks as they are durable, water-resistant and require little maintenance.
What are composite decks?
Composite is a combination of wood fibre or recycled plastic combined with resin or other suitable materials pressed into boards. The result is a highly durable product with natural wood appearance but lasts much longer than normal decks do. Composite decking comes in many colours and textures to offer you an array of options to choose from. Decks from this material provide the look of real wood but won’t warp, split or crack over time as would wood. A composite deck comprises two or more materials that are combined to create a product with specific characteristics.
How to clean and maintain your new composite deck
Cleaning a composite is not a hard task, but it is essential to do it regularly to keep it looking its best. A quick sweep with a broom will remove most of the dirt and debris, but you can also use a garden hose with a mild detergent to give it a more thorough clean. Be sure to avoid using any harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners as these can damage the surface of the decking.
To protect your deck from the harsh Australian sun, you can apply a coat of sealant or wood protector every few months (depending on how often you use your deck). This will help keep the wood looking new for longer and help repel water and dirt.
If you’re not sure how to maintain your composite deck, please reach out to us to help.
Why are composite decks popular?
Composite decks are popular, and there are a number of reasons for this. Composite decking is usually made from recycled materials, which makes it eco-friendly. Composite decks do not need to be stained or repainted because they do not get mildew or splinter like wood does. They also come in a wide variety of colours and patterns that make them look very realistic. A composite deck can last for decades before it needs to be replaced, which means lower maintenance costs compared to traditional wood decks. Composite decks require less cleaning and stain application than wooden decks do, so you will save time as well as money.
Types of composite decking
There are different types of composite decks available. Most are made of plastic or resin with different additives to make them look like wooden decks, while some are even made of rubber tiles.
The three main types of composite decking are high-density fibreboard (HDF), wood-plastic composite (WPC) and PVCu.
High-density fibreboard is a more expensive type that looks very similar to traditional wood decks but weighs less because it is manufactured from recycled paper fibres. Wood-plastic composites are also more expensive than the other types, but they have a higher strength rating, so they will hold up better in extreme weather conditions. PVCu is probably the most popular type given its lower cost compared to the others given its good appearance and features.
Why should professionals install my composite deck?
Hiring professionals to make your decking dream a reality can be a great idea if you’re not experienced with construction or simply don’t have the time.
Having a professional carpenter manage your installation ensures that it is done right, first time. It also means that they will be able to advise on the best practices for maintenance and care, resulting in your deck lasting as long as possible.
Why Choose Decking Gold Coast Experts?
You should choose us to install your deck because we are the Gold Coast most trusted decking builders with many years of experience in this industry. We know what it takes to make a high-quality composite deck and how it should be maintained.
With our extensive experience, you can rest assured that your composite deck will be installed correctly and look great too.
We offer free design advice on any new project so give us a call today to discuss your ideas with one of our friendly consultants. We are here to help!