Comparison of composite decking boards and wood decks
When you plan to decorate your outdoor space, the first thing you need to consider is which type of deck to use. The two most common choices are composite decking boards and wood decks. This article compares the differences between composite decking and wood decks in various aspects.
The wood used to make decorative panels and railings is also divided into many different types. Common wood types include cedar, mahogany, and pressure-treated pine. In addition, there are tropical hardwood floors and mahogany floors.
Composite decking was invented in the late 20th century and is made of a mixture of wood fiber and plastic. With the progress of the times and the development of science and technology, the performance of composite materials is getting higher and higher. And the application of wood-plastic composite materials is becoming more and more extensive. More and more people choose the best composite decking material.
Advantages and disadvantages of composite decking vs wood
Many homeowners choose wood flooring to decorate their spaces because of its easy availability and low price. But at the same time, some common problems of wooden floors, such as debris, decay, and relatively high maintenance costs, will also cause a lot of trouble for people. Composite wood flooring hardly needs maintenance. With the advancement of technology, the appearance of wood-plastic composite decking has become more abundant.
When choosing wood flooring and composite decking, the following key issues need to be considered:
Due to technical reasons, the early composite decking has a strong sense of plastic and few colors to choose from. With the continuous development of wood-plastic composite decking materials. There is already a variety of natural wood-like appearances and 3D embossing texture patterns. And products of different colors can also be produced.
The waterproof performance of wooden floors is relatively poor. And it is necessary to remove stains, seal or paint on a regular basis. Otherwise, the wooden floor is easy to warp, chip, crack and mold. In contrast, wood-plastic composites have good water resistance, which allows them to be installed in high humidity environments without decay.
The homeowner must regularly perform maintenance work such as painting, dyeing, or sealing the wooden deck to ensure the service life of the wooden floor. Which requires a lot of time and money costs. The wood-plastic composite decking only needs to be cleaned or washed with soapy water to keep the board beautiful.
Unlike wood floors, which are easily corroded and reproduced by termites. Composite floors are not easily damaged by termites and other wood-damaging insects because of the characteristics of the materials that are made. And insects such as termites cannot reproduce inside.
Wood floors are prone to chipping after being used for a long time. And composite floors are made of wood fibers mixed in plastics, so there will be no chipping. This is important for the safety of walking barefoot on the deck.
Generally speaking, the purchase price of wood flooring is lower than that of composite materials. But if the annual maintenance cost is added, the total cost of wood flooring will be higher than the cost of composite decking after 2-3 years. Of course, the prices difference also depends on the selected wood type and composite decking brands and local market conditions.
The color and grain of wood floors are usually related to the type of wood. The more expensive the wood, the more expensive it is. Wood-plastic composite decking materials can be customized in different colors and wood grain surfaces according to customer needs. Which is conducive to achieving different designs needs of customers.
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