Composite decks are made from slip-resistant and splinter-free materials. Not only does this make it safe for your own feet, it helps protect the bare feet of small children and pets. Additionally, while composite decks will eventually react to heat, they’ll do so at a higher temperature than a traditional wood deck. As such, if you have fun features on your deck like a fire pit or fire table, you can rest easy knowing you have some extra protection with a composite deck.
Since composite decking is manufactured, each board has the same look and the same color. As a result, many homeowners pick composite decking for its uniformity. Plus, it doesn’t fade to a light gray like some unstained and unsealed wood decks. For a lot of people, that’s a plus.
For the environmentally conscious, composite decking is a smart investment. Since composite deck boards are made with wood fiber, and recycled plastics, they are one of the many innovative products that make use of products that might otherwise end up in landfill. Every 10 square feet of composite decking contains nearly 1,100 one gallon milk jugs, and 3,000 recycled plastic shopping bags.