When you spend a lot of money installing the perfect composite decking to your garden, you want to make sure it’s looking brand-new for as long as possible.
However, when you have lots of garden furniture in use, scratches can happen. Although the odd scratch won’t be too noticeable on your decking, it can quickly start to add up and become more obvious over time.
Most of our products at Deckorum are scratchproof and durable enough to withstand whatever you may throw it, but that doesn’t mean that you still shouldn’t still take good care of your decking.
Here are a few of our top tips on how to keep your composite decking looking fresh at all times.
Don’t move your furniture around too much
The easiest way to avoid scratches to your composite decking is to avoid moving your furniture around whenever you can.
Pushing your furniture across your decking will quickly make marks and scratches, so keep any movement to a minimum.
If you do want to reorganise your garden furniture, ask someone to help so you can pick it up off the floor and move it without needing to push.
Use furniture leg patches
Most garden furniture is made of tough material like metal which can easily create marks on your flooring, so consider investing in some outdoor-friendly furniture pads.
These pads go at the bottom of each leg of your furniture and are made of much softer materials to prevent scratches from occuring.
Furniture leg patches are commonly made of materials like rubber, plastic or foam, and will protect both your furniture from getting damaged, and the floor underneath.
No matter if you’re moving your furniture to keep in the sun all day, or just like to move it around different parts of your garden, with furniture patches you can move it as much as you want without having to worry about scratches.
Get yourself an outdoor rug to put your furniture on
Our final tip to help protect your decking from getting scratched by your furniture is to invest in a good quality outdoor rug to put your furniture on.
It’s important to get a rug that’s specifically made for use outdoor use as these will be more weather-resistant and durable.
Your rug will protect your furniture and your decking, plus will make your outside area look much more stylish.