You have may heard that the plastic decking has many advantages vs the traditional wood decking. People say that it’s good for the environment, lasts longer, doesn’t need special care and it comes in different shades of tones that allows you to have the exact color that you want, but taking a deep look at every single aspect, it’s not as good as it looks.
The truth is, any material placed outdoors requires maintenance. Search online and you’ll see how plastic and wood-plastic composites can develop mold and mildew. Unlike Ipe, the mold you find in synthetic decking isn’t just superficial; it’s rooted in the core of the composite board. It maybe recycled and therefore more environmentally friendly, but when you buy a Wood for a company like Deckslife who harvests the wood responsibly by local farmers in the tropical forest with a reforestation program, so the environment won’t be an issue to worry about.
Natural wood also has a beautiful aging process with NO structural hazard or compromise. Instead, plastic’s aging process is dangerous in structural terms, and let’s not talk about lasting as you may know IPE & Cumaru wood may last, in case you didn’t know, it can go up to 30+ years just with the basic cares.
So what’s your call, plastic or natural wood? Have any questions in mind? We can help you solve them out. Visit or give us a call