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TIMBER DECKING VS COMPOSITE DECKING

At Get Decked Melbourne we specialise in timber decking and composite decking, with each having its own unique benefits.

TIMBER DECKING

Timber decking is a classic choice for outdoor spaces, providing a natural and timeless look that complements any garden or outdoor space. Timber decking is made from natural wood, providing a warm and inviting feel to any outdoor area. Timber decking is also highly customizable, as it can be painted or stained in a variety of colours and finishes to suit your personal style. Some commonly used types of timber for decking are Merbau, Spotted Gum, Blackbutt and Iron Bark.

One of the significant advantages of timber decking is its environmental sustainability. Timber decking is a renewable resource, and the use of sustainably sourced timber can help reduce your carbon footprint. Timber decking is also biodegradable and can be recycled, making it a more environmentally friendly option compared to composite decking.

However, one significant disadvantage of timber decking is its maintenance requirements. Timber decking needs to be cleaned, stained/oiled, and sealed regularly to maintain its appearance and durability. This can be time-consuming and costly over time, making timber decking a higher maintenance option than composite decking.

Freshly oiled Australian spotted Gum timber outdoor covered deck with Merbau stain at Resi
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COMPOSITE DECKING

Composite decking is made from a mixture of wood fibres, plastic, and binding agents, resulting in a durable and low-maintenance decking material. The composition of composite decking makes it resistant to rot, insects, and mould, making it ideal for outdoor use. It is also highly durable, withstanding the harsh elements of weather and daily wear and tear without fading, splintering or warping. Composite decking also comes in a range of colours and textures, giving homeowners the ability to customize their outdoor space.

One significant advantage of composite decking is that it requires minimal maintenance. Unlike timber decking, composite decking does not require staining, painting, or sealing. This means that you don't have to worry about the cost and time of maintaining your deck over time. Composite decking also does not require sanding, as it does not splinter or warp, which makes it safer for children and pets.

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