What Type of Garden Decking is for Me?

Make sure you can enjoy your home from the outside just as much as the inside this summer. Here at Arnold Laver, we know that during the next few months we all want to get our gardens looking as slick as possible.

Decking is a popular choice for most when it comes to reviving a garden and we offer a vast selection just for you.

If you’re wondering which decking will be best for you and your garden, then make sure you continue reading to find out more!

What is timber decking?
Timber decking is a popular choice for those wanting a rustic and natural finish. Not only is the decking appealing looks wise, but it is also extremely durable meaning it will withhold that every day wear and tear perfectly if it is kept in good condition. Timber decking is ideal for those who are looking to achieve a natural look in their garden or who for those who have the time to maintain this material seasonally.

How do I maintain timber decking?
With decking generally being a feature outdoors, the best way to keep it looking as good as new is to treat the wood with decking oils, stains and protectors. Once these are applied they will offer a level of protection against weather damage, so your decking will look good all year round.

What is composite decking?
Created by combining a wood and plastic mix, composite decking is an ideal choice for those looking for a low maintenance garden. As this versatile material contains plastic, this style of decking usually doesn’t need to be painted, stained or sealed.

How do I maintain composite decking?

Requiring less maintenance than natural wood decking, this is an ideal choice for those who want to achieve a classic look without the hassle. When it comes to cleaning, use a mix of warm water and washing up liquid, or for tougher dirt use a pressure washer for the best results. We would advise setting the pressure to around 3000psi and directing the nozzle roughly at a 30 degree angle. In doing this you should make sure the water is directed up the length of the plank, as opposed to across the grain as this may damage the decking.

If you’re still in doubt which decking is for you, take a look at our full selection of Garden Decking online at Arnold Laver.

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