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Opt for a little-to-no maintenance decking solution.

Give yourself a break with a low-maintenance decking solution. The average decking area has a lot to contend with. Whether its months of rain, sleet and snow that bring moisture build up, or summer-long heat waves that ensure months of dry and warm weather. A good decking solution needs to be able to stand up to all of the things that the weather throws at it and if it doesn’t then users are faced with constant maintenance and upkeep… Only adding to the day-to-day headaches of life.

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A Little Care And Attention Twice A Year – That’s All We Recommend

Unfortunately there is no such thing as zero maintenance decking or no maintenance decking but NeoTimber products are an almost maintenance free decking solution, which come with the guarantee of little-to-no upkeep across their long life. The blend of wood and plastic ensures that the boards remain resistant to moisture, which is often the key contributor to high-maintenance timber alternatives. The board’s moisture-resistant seal ensures that they do not suffer from the damaging effects of the weather which, left untreated can often wreak havoc on more traditional timber decking solutions.

A twice yearly clean of your deck using domestic grade soap, warm water and a soft brush is the extent of the maintenance that we recommend. Not only does this ensure that the boards remain at their sparkling best, but also removes any material build up that can sometimes collect between boards (which is key to ensuring your low-maintenance composite decking isn’t affected by moisture build up).

For A Deeper Clean

While we believe the above level of maintenance is enough for most decking environments – we do understand that all areas are different, and some require a higher level of upkeep. Although our nearly maintenance free decking boards are perfectly suited to the outdoors – we know that without the protection of the indoors, things can get messy. Say for instance, your decking area is under a tree that has a tendency to shed its autumn leaves, or your area is used to entertain clumsy guests who are prone to spilling a drop of wine now and again. Water-based composite cleaning products can offer that deep clean and added level of care that is sometimes required.

Some More Maintenance Tips

Follow the tips below to make sure you properly care for your low maintenance decking:

  • Remove residue between boards to avoid build-up

  • Do not stain the boards

  • Sweep excess material from the surface

  • Act quickly when spills occur

  • Remove ice or snow with a plastic shovel

  • Avoid using rubber-backed rugs

  • Incorporate drainage to your subframe

  • Ensure sufficient airflow beneath your decking

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Some More Maintenance Tips

Follow some of the tips below to make sure you properly care for your low maintenance decking:

  • Remove residue between boards to avoid build-up
  • Do not stain the boards
  • Sweep excess material from the surface
  • Act quickly when spills occur
  • Remove ice or snow with a plastic shovel

  • Avoid using rubber-backed rugs
  • Incorporate drainage to your subframe
  • Ensure sufficient airflow beneath your decking
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The High Maintenance Alternatives

Where our composite boards come with a guarantee of next-to-no maintenance; high-maintenance alternatives, such as timber and PVC decking come with the guarantee of tiresome upkeep.

Timber

Timber comes with the promise of backbreaking upkeep and maintenance, year-after-year. And even that is not enough to prevent the inevitable cracking, splitting and warping of your deck boards over time.

PVC

PVC, or plastic decking doesn’t perform too well either. Maintenance is often made difficult with excessive levels of expansion and a poor slip-resistance, which no amount of care, attention or maintenance can cure.

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