Wonder which type of decking is the most suitable for your balcony? Wood or composite? Both served the function of an effective outdoor decking platform, so which is best. Well, this may depends on the owners preference in terms of the design, colour and comfort of the decking.
Comparing to tiles, wood decking and wood composite decking both have heat resistant properties, whereby under the hot sun, your feet will not feel hot when you stepped on the outdoor decking. Both good quality wood decking and eco wood composite decking are durable and all weather resistant to rain or shine.
Wood decking will have its natural look compare to composite decking so for home owners who wanted a “nature look” for the home balcony, wood decking is a good choice. For composite decking, the look is usually uniform, so therefore wood decking gives a more unique look for your balcony. For wood decking, you may have to be careful as there may be splinter while eco wood composite decking is spinter-free. In terms of dimensional stability, eco wood composite decking has relatively well-balanced and higher level, as better quality control is made during the manufacturing process, compare to natural wood which are often went through kiln dry or water extraction process.
If regular maintenance is something that you do not like, then eco wood composite decking will be the best choice for your balcony. To make your wood decking long lasting, a 6 months re-furnishing of your wood decking is often recommended. As eco wood composite decking, maintenance is much easier, all you need is to clean it with recommended cleaning solution and water. As simple as that!
In summary, the quality of the decking materials is what matters whether you choose a wood decking or a composite wood decking. Therefore, choose a reliable and credible flooring and decking contractor so as to ensure that the quality of your decking material is always of the better standard.