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What is Composite Decking

What is Composite Decking

Composite Decking has become very popular over the years in comparison to traditional timber decking. But exactly what is composite decking and why has it become a popular choice for many people? In this blog we explore why.

So what is Composite Decking?

Composite decking is an excellent, low maintenance alternative to timber – it’s great for families with children who need a non-slip surface, or just people who don’t want the fuss of having to sand and reseal the deck as part of general maintenance.

Unlike timber, composite decking is a man made and is made up of a selection of materials such as wood fibers, plastics and some bonding agents. To obtain the decking’s final form, these materials are heated together and then cooled. Once production is complete, you are left with decking boards which look original and  are stylish alternatives to timber decking.

At Lawsons, we stock a variety of composite decking products from our leading supplier TREX. Their composite decking is known for its durability and ease of maintenance. It’s strong, durable, and has a natural grain look that won’t collect mould, scratches, or stains over time.

What are the benefits of opting for Composite Decking?

  • Composite decking requires less maintenance to look after and preserve in comparison to timber decking. Unlike timber decking, composite decking requires no sanding, no staining and no painting. To keep your composite clean you simply need soap and water.
  • Composite decking very strong and durable and resistant to damp, insect damage and rotting. This is due to it’s the plastic materials, which help make up the decking. You will also find that the boards will not warp or crack. The plastic components within the decking allow it to be splinter free.
  • Composite decking is slip resistance and waterproof making them ideal for areas where there are pools.
  • Composite decking looks absolutely stunning in your garden, or wherever you plan to use them. They are stylish, fresh and very contemporary. They may cost a little bit more than timber boards, but in the long run you will find that because composite decking is low maintenance the aftercare costs are extremely low.
  • Sustainability has become extremely popular over the years and you will be pleased to know that choosing our composite decking will help support you in keeping a sustainable garden. Our Trex eco-friendly composite decks are made from an innovative blend of 95% reclaimed timber and plastic—that’s almost the whole thing.

There are a variety of colours and textures available to our customers to suit their requirements and building style. You will also find many types of composite decking and at Lawsons we offer our composite decking range in three options to suit any project or budget.

With so much choice in colours and styles, we always recommend ordering samples to better understand if composite decking is for you and what style and colour you prefer.

To help support you with your decision, we've teamed up with our supplier Trex to offer you FREE Trex Composite Decking Samples! You can thank us later!!

To redeem your free composite decking samples, all you have to do is follow the link below and once you’ve chosen your samples, at checkout simply add the promo code '𝗟𝗔𝗪𝗦𝗢𝗡𝗦𝟮𝟬'.