An Amazing Alternative
Plastic composite decking first appeared in the early 1990s. The selection of colors was limited, and the price was higher than traditional wood decking. A decade later, new products and colors became available, and the composite decking industry surged in popularity. The colors and textures can now mimic Brazilian walnut, cedar, and so many others.
Composite decking is easier to maintain than wood. Bleaching, staining, and scrubbing are no longer needed. In addition, it will not warp, rot, and the best yet, it does not splinter. Fading is also minimal as compared to the wood competitors.
The upfront cost may be more than wood; however with the ease of maintenance, in the long run, it will end up being more cost-effective. It is also great for the environment. The composite material is made from recycled plastics such as milk jugs and shopping bags along with ground up wood from furniture factories and mills. With all of these positives, no wonder why it has become the new alternative to wood.