What is composite decking?

Composite decking is a hybrid product that’s made from wood fibres and recycled plastic. The result is a dense, heavy, weather and stain-resistant deck board that won’t splinter, warp, rot, or split – unlike traditional timber which can succumb to all of these problems.

The appeal of composite decking is that it’s virtually maintenance-free over it’s long lifespan. Unlike wood it doesn’t need to be sanded, refinished, or stained. A simple scrubbing now and again with warm, soapy water will remove most dirt build-up, while a diluted bleach solution will kill mould and mildew that can grow in damp, shaded decking areas.

The benefits of composite decking

composite decking reliability

Choosing to use composite decking boards for your outside space makes a lot of sense, and here’s why:

  • Composite decking boards never have to be sealed, stained or painted – saving you money and time.
  • Composite decking is also far more slip-resistant than wood or plastic decking – especially when wet.
  • Due to how it is made, splinters and cracks that can occur with traditional wooden decking are a thing of the past.
  • Composite boards are weather-resistant, and unlike wood they won’t distort or fade in the sun.
  • No issues with warping or cracking (unlike some plastic decking).
  • With no need to maintain or replace, this all means you’ll make considerable savings over the lifespan of the deck.

Why choose TekTimber?

TekTimber are specialists in composite decking – it’s all we do! We have invested significantly in designing a product that combines the best in durability and visual appeal. But it doesn’t stop with a great product. We’ve also made sure we can provide the service that backs it up, offering convenient, fast delivery, and superior customer support. Here’s just a few reasons you should choose us for your decking project:

  • 25-Year Residential Warranty or 10-Year Commercial Warranty
  • Fast delivery from stock
  • Full range of matching trims and accessories to guarantee a high-quality finish
  • All products manufactured to the highest quality standards
  • Easy-installation thanks to our FastClip system
  • Rapid-Response Customer Support – just call 01509 323170
great looking composite decking

Composite decking vs wood – A summary

Traditional Wood
– Pressure Treated

With a lower upfront cost, traditional wooden decking can be appealing to many home owners, but maintenance and repair/replacement costs can mount up as quickly as your decks start to fade and splinter. Without significant ongoing maintenance and the costs this incurs, wood decks can lose their colour, crack, warp or bow – all within the first few years of ownership. As an investment, the cost of maintaining wooden decking over a period of years can significantly outweigh the slightly lower upfront price.

TekTimber Essential
– Hollow Composite Decking

Finally, a lightweight ‘hollow’ decking that doesn’t compromise on strength or quality! Made from the same core material as all our decking – the TekTimber Essential Range is the result of years of research into creating a truly robust hollow deck alternative. Just like our other composite decking products, the Essential Range offers long-lasting weather-proof appeal, resistant to fade, rot, warpage and splintering – no matter the weather. Hollow decking offers the advantages of composite decking but at a lower cost – and a lower weight!

TekTimber Classic
– Solid Composite Decking

Made from a solid slab of plastic and wood fibres, TekTimber’s Classic Range decking is far more resistant to the elements than traditional wood. Even under harsh weather conditions, sun, rain or snow, our composite decks remain true, hold their colour and don’t warp or splinter. Additionally, ongoing maintenance and associated costs are minimal. There’s no requirement to regularly seal or stain your deck – just follow the simple cleaning instructions when necessary. For a great-looking, affordable decking solution with low maintenance costs – the Classic Range is ideal.

TekTimber Deluxe
– Capped Composite Decking

For those seeking the most natural look and feel, our Deluxe Range composite decking offers a truly luxurious finish and requires minimal maintenance. Similar to our Classic Range the composite core is made of plastic and wood fibres, but here the core is encapsulated within a protective layer on all sides. This additional layer allows us to achieve new levels of look and feel while also making your decking even stronger – resistant to hard scratching, fading and staining. For applications that require the highest quality finish – our Deluxe Range can’t be beaten.

Need Further Support or Advice?

If you’ve still got questions that have not been answered here, or you would like additional advice, support or assistance then please give one of our friendly experts a call and we’ll be happy to help.

Just give us a call on 01509 323170.