AUTHOR: Owen Wang

Owen is the director here at WoodEvo and has a passion for providing high quality composite decking products that can be used to transform any Australian home into an ideal oasis. With more than 15 years in the decking industry and a tradie background, Owen is your go-to guy when it comes to composite decking and creating innovative outdoor spaces. Got a question about this article or WoodEvo’s range of composite decking products?

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What is eco decking and why is it better than timber decking?
Created On: December 7, 2022
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Decking is a popular home improvement option to create extra space and enhance your home’s aesthetics. However, not all decks are created equal.

Decking options like timber decking, composite decking, PVC decking, and fibreglass decking all have their own set of advantages and disadvantages. But clearly, some are better than others.

Take wood decking for example. While this traditional approach is undoubtedly one of the most aesthetically pleasing options, it’s also no secret that excessive tree cutting can worsen deforestation issues and ultimately contribute to bigger issues like climate change.

This is where eco-decking comes into play. In this piece, we’re going to talk about eco decking and why it might be the best decking option for your home.

What is eco decking?

Eco decking, also known as environmentally friendly decking or sustainable decking, refers to sustainable decking products, made of renewable sources, and have reduced impact on ecosystems compared to traditional timber decking materials.

Some eco-decking materials are made from recycled materials, such as recycled plastic, wood fibres, or other post-consumer waste. This helps reduce the amount of new raw materials required for production.

Other decking materials, on the other hand, are sourced from rapidly renewable resources like bamboo, which grows much faster than traditional hardwood trees.

Others are designed to be biodegradable or easily recycled at the end of their lifespan, reducing the amount of waste sent to landfills.

These are only some of your options for your green eco decking. Keep in mind that the availability of eco-decking materials might vary based on your location and the specific type of material you’re interested in. Always research and verify the sustainability claims of different products before making a decision.

Is eco-deck better than timber?

For composite decking experts like us, who have installed hundreds of composite decking like ours and have received thousands of positive reviews, we’ll choose an eco deck like WoodEvo’s composite decking all day, every day, over timber.

It’s sustainable, often using recycled or renewable resources, which reduces the damage to nature. It’s also maintenance-free, with materials like composite or PVC needing no frequent staining or sealing.

Eco decking also has a more consistent appearance, unlike timber’s natural variations. Not to mention, it’s also durable and engineered to resist pests, rot, and weather, leading to a longer lifespan.

While we believe, eco decking like composite decking is a lot better, at the end of the day. It’s still your choice. If you value the natural look and feel of wood and are willing to invest more in maintenance, traditional timber decking could be the right option for you.

But if sustainability, low maintenance, and longevity are key factors, and you’re fine with something that looks and feels like timber,  composite decking is easily the better choice.

Why choose WoodEvo’s composite decking?

One of the best examples of an eco deck is a composite decking that’s made from recycled plastics and wood, offering an environmentally conscious choice to transform your backyard while considering sustainability.

WoodEvo has developed a fresh line of composite decking boards and materials that are not only beautiful but environment-friendly at the same time. This type of decking is perfect for those who want to get into the green decking trend!

Our composite decking is made of reclaimed wood and resin that gives you the benefits of wood decking, without the disadvantages of wood decking like rotting, splinters, fading, and more. Not to mention, you have a variety of natural wood colours to choose from that can match your home’s exterior.

Below are other reasons to love WoodEvo’s composite decking boards.

  • Our unique blend of reclaimed wood and recycled plastic makes the product incredibly strong and durable.
  • It’s weather resistant and stays cool and unfazed even in times of scorching summer heat.
  • Protected by innovative capping technology, WoodEvo decks can withstand harsh Australian climates.
  • WoodEvo decks have high-grade UV protection which keeps the composite decking from getting damaged by the UV rays of the sun.
  • They also have a smooth and splinter-free finish.
  • WoodEvo decks come with natural grain patterns and perfect wood texture.
  • It’s almost maintenance-free. All you need to do is sweep or hose down our WoodEvo composite decking, enough to keep the composite decking boards looking great for years to come.

It does not matter what style you are choosing, we will fix a composite decking in any fashion and most importantly in the right way for you. Get FREE samples here!

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