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Wood look composite decking

There are lots of reasons to choose composite decking over traditional timber decking: it's low maintenance, it's highly durable, and it comes in many different styles, so those looking to breathe new life into their outdoor spaces have plenty of options to choose from.

Even so, if you're attached to the natural aesthetic of hardwood decking, you might not feel ready to convert to composite. You may have even found yourself wondering if it's possible to have the best of both worlds: modern composite decking that still looks like traditional wood decking.


Decking is a great way to revitalise your outdoor space and breathe fresh life into your garden. Composite decking is a diverse material choice, available in a wide variety of different colours and designs that emulate that aesthetic of traditional wood decking.

Composite decking is also a fantastic decking material due to its low-maintenance, cost-effective nature, and long lifespan.


Composite decking installed

Composite decking has become a massively popular option for outdoor spaces in recent years, and it's easy to see why. Composite decking is famously durable and low maintenance; unlike traditional wood decking, it's resistant to rot, damp, warping, and can be cleaned with a simple warm jet wash. Furthermore, it doesn't need to be treated with harsh chemicals, and it's more environmentally friendly than both traditional wood and PVC plastic decking.

For all of these reasons, composite decking is in great demand these days. Choosing deck boards for your garden can be pretty exciting, but actually installing your decking can be a challenging process, especially if you don't have a lot of hands-on experience.

Many homeowners hire a contractor to handle the construction of their new deck, but if you've decided to DIY it, you may have a few questions about how to install composite decking. Here at DeckPlus, we want to help in any way we can - so we're here today to talk about deck installation and the correct way to install composite decking boards.


When considering materials for your outdoor space, it’s vital to select something that suits your requirements. Composite decking is a very popular choice, due to the fact that it's highly versatile. Composite decking boards are available in lots of different dimensions, colours and aesthetics.

One expression you might have come across if you’ve been researching composite decking options is ‘square edge decking’. What exactly is square edge decking, and what makes it different from other types of composite decking?

Square edge composite decking

Pictured: EasyClean Edge+ Oak Decking (Ungrooved)

Square edge deck boards - also known as ungrooved decking boards - have a smooth, ungrooved edge. This makes them distinct from grooved deck boards, which have a grooved edge for easier installation.


Composite deck

Composite decking is a highly popular option when it comes to outdoor decking projects. If you’re looking to have composite decking installed on your property, you might have a few questions as to what you can expect.

One of the benefits of having decking on your property is that it gives you a diverse space for a wide range of activities, including hosting. If you’re hoping to use your outdoor decking space for barbecues or parties, you may be expecting guests to walk along the decking barefoot; especially young children at play, or guests using a swimming pool in the summer months.