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How is Composite Decking Made

How is Composite Decking Made

Posted by Deckorum Admin on March 25, 2023

Composite decking is a eco-friendly decking product that is made from combining recycled wood and plastic. Wood is usually sourced from sawdust produced in furniture production or wood shavings. These materials are responsibly obtained from suppliers approved by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). This ensures the sustainability of trees in the future.

Recycled plastic is created from household materials, like milk cartons or shopping bags. If these items weren’t recycled, they would be sent to landfills. Deckorum has helped recycle in excess of 100 tonnes of plastic so far. What this creates is a durable, low-maintenance composite decking board that is resistant to rot, warping, and insect damage.

Composite Decking Manufacturing Process:

To manufacture composite decking boards the raw materials are mixed together. The wood fibres, plastic and Deckorum’s unique ingredients are combined in a large industrial mixer. These ingredients help to bond, colour and protect. The mixture is heated to combine the materials at a molecular level creating a honeycomb shaped integrity providing an extra strong structure under pressure.

The mixture is heated to the right temperature. It is then pressed through a template. This creates a high density, uniform product. This product is the composite decking board.

The boards are then cooled with water jets and cut to size with an automated saw in our 2.9m and 4 metre length boards. Once cooled the decking board edges are smoothed and the flat surface sanded to create a smooth finish making it safe for even pets and children to use.

What is a Composite Decking Board:

A composite decking board for landscaping is a long-lasting and low-maintenance option to create usable flat space outdoors. The tones and textures are designed to look and feel like real wood. Soft enough to walk on barefoot with no splinters coming from composite deck.

The key advantages of composite deck is resistance to rot, warping, and insect damage. Our product requires less maintenance and has a longer lifespan. Additionally, This makes it a perfect solution for spending more time enjoying your outdoor garden space.

Choosing the best composite decking supplier:

When it comes to selecting the right supplier for your landscaping project, Deckorum is an excellent choice. Recognised as one of the top UK suppliers of composite decking and our in house design team, we can help find you the perfect design, plan, product and installer for your project. Our premium level composite deck is made from only Grade A materials and is tested to last 25 years. Our product offers a range of colours and surfaces to choose from. This makes it easier to match the product to your indoor and outdoor environments.

Overall Deckorum composite decking is an option for tested durability, warranty backed low-maintenance and an FSC approved eco-friendly alternative to the outdated timber decking. Manufactured from a combination of recycled wood and plastic bottles it is specially formulated to appear and touch feel like real wood but without the problems of real wood.

As you are considering to begin a new garden project or upgrade an existing deck, composite decking is a great decision. As an approved supplier of thousands of gardens, Deckorum is always available to provide you with the service and the perfect decking product.