Wednesday, June 08, 2022
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With the growing popularity of outdoor home furnishings, more and more people are becoming interested in garden and courtyard living. So they invite skilled garden designers to create private gardens with high-quality materials in order to live a better life. Before everything gets started, have you ever considered composite lumber decking?
Usually solid wood and stone are popular choices for people who want to adorn their gardens in a pastoral style. These types of building materials are more common and accessible. People often believe that constructing gardens with these is easier and has a longer useful life.
People have a fresh knowledge of garden décor as a result of the popularity of some new materials.
One of the more popular new materials is composite decking. You can create a wealth of composite decking design ideas thanks to the good looks and compatibility of multiple styles, More individuals will consider composite decking as a key option when designing patios and gardens, attracted by its long life, and rich color styles, and ease of installation.
Are you prepared to think about using composite decking in your garden?
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As you can see, WPC decking is waterproof and moisture resistant, unlike traditional wood decking, which is easily harmed by moisture.
Preventing ant and insect damage: Composite lumber decking is more robust and can effectively prevent termite or other insect invasions.
The wood-plastic composite decking is available in a wide range of colors. In other words, It has a variety of colors to pick from while preserving the wood grain.
More environmentally friendly and safe: it contains very little formaldehyde, and the wood-plastic decking can be reused, making it more environmentally friendly and safer.
Strong fire resistance: wood-plastic composite decking has a good flame retardant effect, it has B1 rate for fire resistance.
Convenient installation: The installation and construction of wood-plastic decking boards are more convenient and quick, and they can reduce the time it takes to decorate.
Strong reworkability: It is reworkable and may be reprocessed and used again through sawing, planing, bonding, and other methods.
Composite lumber decking boards are more durable and have a longer service life since they do not bend, expand, or have other qualities.
Composite decking is slightly less “tough” than solid wood and has lower impact resistance.
Purchase with caution. The price and quality of composite decking on the market vary substantially. It is advised that you purchase from a well-known brand that has an after-sales guarantee.
1. Treatment of the Ground
How to install composite decking? Before you start, please note that the service life of composite lumber decking is dependent on a flat, hard, well-ventilated, and drained decking environment. So, please apply appropriate ground treatment based on the construction site’s ground characteristics. And you can use the following approaches in soft sand, dirt, lawns, and other ground environments:
You can either create a wooden frame or utilize joists made of wood plastic composite material. If you’re going to utilize wood-plastic joists, make sure the ground is well-drained and the composite decking board’s installation direction has been chosen. For joint fixation, please utilize expansion screws.
2. Install the first row of decking and the starting parts
Cut the composite lumber decking to the length you need. Then, connect the starter piece to the decking joist, and screw the decking boards to the joist.
3. Install the rest of the decking
Install the remaining wood-plastic composite decking with metal fasteners or plastic connectors. So, please keep in mind that different fasteners require different installation procedures, for further information, contact your supplier.
4. End Finishing for Decking
On the outer composite lumber decking edge, corner guards or edge boards can be put to make the decking look more complete and lovely. What’s more, pre-drill holes or use professional woodworking nails whenever you want to fasten screws to the decking board surface.
Gardening on your own with composite decking is a fantastic experience! However, a skilled woodworker can, of course, handle the job of putting the decking. They will make more sensible adaptations to the specific conditions of your garden under the advice of your architectural designer.