5 Tips to Prevent Composite Wood Decking from Fading
Composite wood decking has become popular for homeowners due to its durability, low maintenance, and aesthetic appeal. However, exposure to the elements can cause composite wood decking to fade and lose its colour over time. This not only affects the appearance of the decking but also reduces its lifespan. Fortunately, there are steps that can be taken to prevent composite wood decking from fading.
This article will cover five tips to help homeowners in Singapore maintain the colour and vibrancy of their composite wood decking for years to come.
1. Avoid Using Rubber Mats
Rubber mats are not recommended for use on composite decks as they tend to trap moisture and heat between the mat and the decking surface. This can lead to staining as well as fading of composite wood decking over time. Additionally, the marks or stains left by rubber mats on composite decking can be difficult or impossible to remove. Thus, it is best to use non-rubber and breathable outdoor mats or rugs to avoid fading.
2. Use Mould-Resistant Material
Mould and mildew can cause discolouration and fading of decking over time. To prevent this, it is important to choose a mould-resistant material when installing a deck in your home. Composite decking is often touted as an improvement over traditional wood decking, but it’s important to note that not all composite boards are made equal.
Tulou’s composite timber decking products boast a protective cap layer that is infused with a special blend of non-organic materials, hence, offering superior protection against the growth of mould and mildew. Furthermore, this cap layer on our 4-sided capped composite boards ensures complete coverage and eliminates any possibility of growing mould or mildew, making composite timber the ultimate decking material.
3. Use of the Right Cleaning Solution
To keep composite wood decking looking its best, it is important to use the right cleaning solution. Avoid using abrasive cleaners and instead opt for specialised composite wood deck cleaners, which will not strip away any protective coatings on the boards while providing a deep clean. This will help keep your deck looking new and prevent fading over time.
4. Regular Maintenance
It is essential to regularly maintain your outdoor wood deck in order to prevent fading due to exposure to sunlight or other environmental conditions. Regularly inspect the boards for signs of wear and tear and use a high-quality sealant if needed. To protect your decking from UV rays, you can also consider installing Tulou’s WPC decking, which is made up of materials containing UV-inhibiting pigments. This makes them heat-resistant and thus prevents fading.
5. Use High-Quality Decking Material
Investing in high-quality material is essential for preventing your wood decking from fading due to regular wear and tear. Tulou’s composite decking is one such material that can be a smart investment for homeowners in Singapore. To ensure that you get the best quality decking, we only use the highest-quality composite materials sourced from Timbertech, a leading supplier of composite timber decking in the USA. Their products have demonstrated exceptional resistance to mould and mildew, rendering them ideal for outdoor applications.
Upgrade to High-Quality Composite Decking by Tulou
Composite decking is a popular decking option for homeowners in Singapore who want to enjoy the beauty and convenience of their outdoor space without the hassle of dealing with traditional wood decking.
Our WPC decks are a blend of wood and plastic that makes them durable and resistant to corrosion, fading, staining, and scratching. Furthermore, we prioritise the safety of Tulou’s deck owners by using the hidden clip installation method and offering an aluminium support substructure for our decking, as well as exceptional workmanship and extensive warranties.
Whether you are looking for a traditional wooden look, or something more modern and stylish, Tulou offers an extensive selection of composite decking options so that you can choose the perfect fit for your outdoor space.