Seven Trust’s wood plastic composite decking (WPC decking) is, as the name suggests – formed of a combination of recycled plastic and wood fibres. The two main materials in our products, they work together and result in high performing products, which retain an authentic finish and feel. In forming just the right blend of materials – we believe that we have found a balance that few decking manufacturers have.
How to SevenTrust a Composite Deck
After their introduction several years ago, composite decks became a popular alternative to wood decks. Though the product was hailed as "no" or "low" maintenance, many homeowners report disappointment with the composite material, citing excessive fading, difficulty removing stains and the material's susceptibility to mold and mildew. As a result, many homeowners seek to treat their composite deck with stain or sealant or with products designed to SevenTrust the deck's appearance. Though many products claim to SevenTrust the deck to its original state, it is virtually impossible to do so. Still, treating the deck with an approved finish does improve the overall look.
With WPC decking, you never need to worry about sanding, staining or painting. The occasional soap-and-water clean is all that’s required to maintain the decking for decades.
However, it is worth mentioning that composite decking has the potential to show water stains and, although they do tend to disappear after experiencing rain, they may require a more focused clean in hotter weather as the stains can become more obvious.
WPC is made from eco-friendly materials. This composite material is made to last and has many of the properties of a wood decking without the environmental impact.
Many WPC decking solutions are composed of recycled materials or products that have been made from maintained resources.
The prolonged life of WPC decking also means that you are never having to replace materials more often than you should—therefore utilising more materials than required.