Composite decking with deck handrail

If you're thinking of using composite decking to build a deck in your garden, you may be looking for a clearer idea of the advantages that composite deck boards have to offer. What benefits will you get from choosing composite decking over hardwood timber decking? And are there any disadvantages that you should be aware of?

Today, we're going to take a quick look at some of the key pros and cons of composite decking. We hope this will help you to make your mind up!


The world of decking can be a bit of minefield to navigate through, especially if you don’t really know what you’re looking for. The wide range of materials and specifications can easily lead to confusion, with variety of befuddling lingo to match. Even the terms and product names themselves can leave you feeling like your learning a foreign language!

One such term you may stumble across in your decking search is WPC decking.

“What is WPC decking?” we hear you ask? Let’s peel back the veil and find out.


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What is WPC Decking?: WPC Decking Explained

Not to be confused with PVC decking (non-wood polyvinyl chloride), WPC (wood plastic composite) decking is essentially another name for composite decking.

As the name suggests, Wood Plastic Composite (WPC) decking typically consists of a combination of natural hardwood and synthetic materials, i.e. a composite.

The end result is a natural-looking product that performs like a man-made material, providing aesthetic beauty and durability in equal measure.


Wood Plastic Composite (WPC) Decking

Wood Plastic Composite (WPC) decking isn’t just a better solution for your decking area, it’s also a better solution for the environment.

Unlike traditional wood decking, WPC decking uses recycled materials to form each board. At DeckPlus, no trees are harmed in the construction of our products whatsoever. Our TimberTech range, in particular, is comprised of 73% recycled material, with a further 50% of the polymer content coming from recycled materials.

Our range of WPC decking boards are environmentally friendly, made of recycled materials, and have a variety of other benefits such as not splintering and being slip-resistant. These are features you can typically only find with WPC decking, not with traditional wood decking. 

Providing quality and sustainability from the outset, WPC decking doesn’t require staining or sealing either, further contributing to its eco-friendly status. Meanwhile, the long-lasting nature and durability of the product mean that these products will also last long into the future.


For more information on WPC decking or to hear more about the variety of composite decking options available at DeckPlus, why not drop us a line today? Call now on 0800 028 8756 or get in touch online by clicking the button below.

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