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.

If you’re anticipating a lot of foot traffic along your decking, it’s important to choose a decking option that won’t splinter. The last thing you want at a summer barbecue is someone getting a nasty shard of decking wedged in-between their toes!

Composite decking is made up partly of wood and partly of plastic. Traditional wood decking is known for being high maintenance, needing lots of sanding and varnishing. Even with all of this treatment, it can still splinter. Since composite decking is partially made of wood, you might be wondering if there’s a chance your composite decking may splinter.

So, does composite decking splinter like wood decking?


Will Composite Decking Splinter?

No, composite decking doesn’t splinter. Even though it’s a composite material with wood content, it can be relied upon to not splinter, crack, or warp. The plastic encases the wood fibres and prevents it from splintering, keeping everyone’s feet safe from splinters!

Composite decking is a high-quality material that can be relied upon time and time again. If you want to see the calibre of DeckPlus’ composite decking for yourself and feel the quality with your own hands, order a free sample now.

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Composite decking is a great decking option since it doesn’t splinter, but it doesn’t stop there! There are a wide range of other benefits that make composite decking stand out from other decking materials, for example;

  • Low-maintenance; it doesn’t require chemical treatments such as sealing and waxing like wood decking does. It’s easy to clean, and doesn’t need to be cleaned regularly

  • High quality; it doesn’t splinter or rot like wood decking, and doesn’t split and warp like plastic decking

  • Diverse – there are a wide range of different colours and designs available, making it adjustable to fit the selected aesthetic for your outdoor space.


DeckPlus offers a wide range of different colours and aesthetics of composite decking, as well as a range called ReversaDek which boasts two toned reversible composite decking planks – it doesn’t get more diverse than that! If you’re interested in seeing the full range of decking options available, browse with DeckPlus today.

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Composite decking is a great decking option for your next outdoor project; upgrade your outdoor space with a decking that's low-maintenance, durable, weather resistant, and most importantly, splinter-free!

If you have any further questions about the quality of our composite decking products, or need any help deciding which of our quality products is the right fit for you, the highly-trained team at DeckPlus can help.

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