is composite decking bad

When it comes to choosing the right kind of decking for your garden, the different options can be really overwhelming. Nowadays, you can get your hands on timber, plastic, and composite deck boards pretty easily, but knowing which one is the best for you can be a bit of a challenge. There are pros and cons with every type of decking, so it's important to get your head around the different features and attributes before you start your garden re-design.

If you've never shopped for garden decking before, you might be asking the question - "what is bad about composite decking?" Composite decking is relatively new on the decking market, with traditional timber boards being a popular choice for decades. It's clear to see why some people might struggle to decide which type of decking they should buy without all of the information.


New grey deck with hot tub

Approved DeckPlus installers MPA Property Maintenance were recently asked to replace an old deck outside a lovely property in Cambridgeshire.


We may have had a bright and sunny remembrance Sunday, but according to news reports, a big surge of snowy weather is on the way. The latest maps indicate that we could see that first snowfall in the north of Scotland as early as the 17th November (that's only two days away!) As we move into mid/late November, you can expect to see snow across northern Ireland, wales and some parts of northern England. 

can you put salt on composite decking

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It's true that cold and icy weather brings us to a grinding halt. Unlike some other countries, we brits never seem to be prepared for the challenges that winter brings. However, if you're hoping to get on top of the problem before you see a blanket of snow in the garden, then now might be a good time to stock up on de-icer, salt and grit. After all, it can get icy out there real quick!


is composite decking easy to clean

Composite decking is an excellent option for low-maintenance gardens because it's so easy to clean! It's made using a combination of wood fibres and recycled plastic, which means it repels grime and dirt far more effectively than traditional timber boards.


sea salt composite decking with chair

When you invest money into a high-quality composite deck, you want to feel confident you can use it regularly without it being damaged. Thankfully, most of DeckPlus's products are scratch-resistant, meaning the chances of an accidental scratch are pretty low. That being said, you can never be too cautious, especially if your garden furniture is heavy. Here are a few ways you can prevent scratches from furniture on your composite decking.