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.
So, does composite decking look like timber decking?
This question is actually a little bit complicated to answer: yes, and also no. Some composite decking ranges are specifically designed to emulate the aesthetic of traditional wood decking, from their colour to the intricate whorls and patterns you'd expect to find on a piece of wood.
However, not everyone wants the traditional aesthetic, which is why you can also find composite decking boards in more modern colours like black and grey.
It's also worth noting that there are a wide variety of different composite decking ranges available on the market at different price points, and some look more like wood than others. As a general rule, cheap composite deck boards are easier to distinguish from real wood than those that cost a bit more.
Here at DeckPlus, we are proud to offer a vast selection of different decking boards - whether you're looking for something chic and modern or a durable decking solution that emulates the aesthetic of classic timber decking, you'll find it on our website.
Here are a few examples of some of our favourite composite decking ranges that look similar to traditional wood decking:
WeatherDek Aged Oak Composite Decking
Our WeatherDek Aged Oak composite decking is a fantastic, cost-effective decking product that very closely emulates the aesthetic of traditional wood decking while retaining all of the benefits of composite decking.
EasyClean Edge+ Oak Decking
EasyClean Edge+ Oak is another great example of a composite decking product that looks like wood decking.
Check out our decking gallery to get a better idea of the different looks that can be achieved with our many composite decking ranges.
You can also order a couple of FREE composite decking samples if you want to find out how much our boards feel like real wood.
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