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Wooden Decking vs. Composite: Which is Right for You?

When it comes to outdoor decking, there are two main materials to choose from: wood and composite. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, so it's important to weigh them carefully before making a decision. In this blog post, we'll explore the differences between wooden decking and composite decking to help you make an informed choice.


Wooden decking has a natural look that many people find appealing. It can be stained or painted in a variety of colours to match your home's exterior or your personal taste. On the other hand, composite decking has a more uniform appearance that some people may find less attractive.


Wooden decking requires regular maintenance such as staining or sealing every few years to protect it from weather damage and insect infestation. It can also be prone to splintering, warping, and rotting over time if not properly cared for. Composite decking is low-maintenance; it doesn't require staining or sealing and is resistant to insects and rotting.


Wooden decking can last for decades if well-maintained but may need repairs over time due to wear and tear. Composite decking is highly durable and resistant to scratches, stains, fading, mould, and mildew.


Wooden decking is generally less expensive than composite decking upfront but may cost more in the long run due to maintenance costs. Composite decking has a higher upfront cost but requires little upkeep over its lifespan.

Environmental Impact

Wooden decking requires cutting down trees which can contribute negatively towards deforestation while composite decks are made from recycled materials making them an eco-friendly option.


Both wooden decks and composite decks offer unique benefits depending on what you are looking for in terms of appearance, maintenance required, durability, cost-effectiveness as well as environmental impact considerations. Ultimately the decision depends on your personal preferences as well as budget constraints but both options provide great choices when it comes to outdoor renovation projects.

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