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Plastic Decking Boards

Elegrodeck Vs Wood Plastic Composite Decking Boards

Which to choose between Elegrodeck and Wood Plastic Composite Decking Boards?

When trying to decide between two products it is always worthwhile researching both instead of deciding purely on the price or a sales pitch you received. In this blog we will be taking a closer look at the pros and cons of wood-plastic composite decking boards & Elegrodeck decking boards.

Wood Plastic Composite

Plastic and Wood Mixture Decking Board

Wood-plastic composite has been one of the fastest growing products in the decking board industry for the past decade or so, with more and more people opting to pay a little extra for a wood-plastic composite decking board instead of using traditional hard or soft wood to complete their project.

A problem with most deckings is the sub-structure rotting or breaking, some suppliers also have their own composite sub-frame that can increase a foundations lifetime too.

Pros

Have Longer Life Expectancy

Available In a Range of Colours

Are Lightweight

Up To 20 Year Guarantee Dependant On The Brand of Decking Board

Cons

Can Look Artificial

Some Brands can be Slippery

Not Resistant To Mould & Mildew, Especially In Shade & Close To Ground
Eventually Shows Signs Of Age & Decay And Need Replacing

Elegrodeck

Solid, 100% Plastic Decking Board

Elegrodeck is a solid, highly decorative and fully recycled plastic decking board which is made from 100% post-consumer waste plastic. The boards are not only environmentally friendly as they are recycled and recyclable but are also attractive and very strong. Available in 3 colours; Blake Oak, Anteak Oak and Charred Oak, there’s sure to be a colour suitable for most projects and scenes.

Tested to DIN 51130, Elegrodeck has a non-slip rating of R10, making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. The recycled plastic boards also require virtually no maintenance, with their solid plastic nature, it will not rot and will require no staining or chemical treatment and thanks to the bonded foil wrap is scuff, weather and UV resistant. Elegrodeck boards are solid unlike most composites which have hollow centres, reducing the risk of damage from droppages, trips or high-heeled shoes.

Couple these benefits with a 26 year manufacturer guarantee, all Elegrodeck boards are sure to outlive its cheaper composite equivalent.

Pros

100% Recycled Plastic

Weather & UV Resistant 

Low Maintenance

Non-Slip and Will Not Rot
Solid, Strong Boards With a 26 Year Manufacturer Guarantee

Cons

None

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