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We are now going to look at exactly how tochoose a decking material that is perfectfor your application. We will run through thedegrees of composite decking and then present you with a few ideas of where to go next.
Why don’t we start with theoutline of that which we mean by a ‘no maintenance deck’.Cleaning seriously isn’t viewed as maintenance if we look at brick pavers, as an example. This is actually the very same regarding decks if you would like it clean you get out there with your broom and sweep leaves ordirt away - only when you want to. A zero upkeep deck is just one in which staining orsealing or stripping the sealant or sanding back or reapplying thesealer on a frequent schedule is not required. Almost all natural timbers need this process to get the most life out of them. Quite a few natural timbers demand it more frequently compared to others. Even as much as every 90 days in some cases andcircumstances.
In the event that many of us are not interested or devoted to this process then we are able to move to the new materials referred to as composite decking, plastic decking, WPC (wood plastic decking) or simply PVC decking.
We categorize the new composite decking in 3 levels. Level 1 the lowest to Level 3 top of the range. Let’s go through the levels:
Level 1 - ordinarily a mix of polyethylene plastic material, much like the sort we all use for plastic milkbottles, as well as soft timber fibres or rice husks, depending on the producer. These are generally good products in the manner which theyattain the ‘no maintenance’ standard in decking. They usually feature a 10 year manufacturer’s warranteethat warranties the goods will not warp,distort or even rot, termite resistant, no painting, sealing or sanding.
Level 2 - normally a combination of polypropylene plastic material, similar to our computer cases, and reclaimed or recycledhard wood fibres. These aremuch better composite decking materials with as many as twenty-five yearwarranties. More fade and scatch resistantthan level one. Remember mostdecking materials scuff and attention must be taken. As an example putting soft pads below your outdoor furnishings and lifting not dragging.
Level 2.5 – capped composites. The actual core of these contain the lower level materials in order to save cash and then cover them in the high levelmaterial for longevity and performance. This is a great level to find suitable materials.
Level 3 – 100% Pvc material decking. Although we stilllabel these products composite they include no wood.Timber is the weak spot and these decking materials that don’t include any are the best of the best, top of the range. Extremely scuff and fade resistant. And onesolution by TimberTech: XLM has passed the bushfire examination in Australia. In thisrange, the Desert Bronze color in my opinion is easily the most realistic composite decking on the market.
Therefore as you can see there is no maintenance decking products available which are good, better, excellent and thebest. I think you’ll find that specific one thatyou prefer the very best.