More than just a place to lounge and sip mocktails, a pool deck needs to be reliable, safe and tough enough to go the distance. That’s why more and more Australians are choosing composite decking around their pool areas.
In fact, there are several great reasons why a composite pool deck is such a smart choice for pool areas, ranging from its low maintenance to its massive environmental benefits. And today we’re going to step you through each of them.
Whether you’re in the final stages of planning your new pool or still just gathering your facts, you’re in the right spot. Join us as we dive into the top reasons why composite decks are the perfect finishing touch for any kind of pool project.
Aside from glistening water topped with fruit-themed floats, one of the most noticeable elements of a pool area is the flooring. And that’s where composite decks truly shine.
Available in fade-resistant, premium colours, composite decks feature the natural beauty of timber grain that goes hand-in-hand with modern living. From rich hues that ooze vacay vibes to the lighter tones offered in the Trex Transcend® Lineage™ collection, composite gives you the variety you need to make the right colour choice.
It’s easy to clean
But it’s not all about good looks when it comes to this innovative flooring. It also requires significantly less maintenance than traditional timber decks.
Unlike timber decks that require consistent maintenance, Trex composite decks need very little love to be ship-shape and ready to enjoy. A quick power wash with some soap and water is all it takes. No staining, painting, sanding, sealing or anything else that takes you away from the most important task of all: relaxing poolside and watching the kids perfect their cannonballs.
It handles the heat like a pro
Particularly with minis in your midst, it’s natural to be concerned about how hot decks get under the harsh Australian sun. The good news is that the Trex Transcend® Lineage™ range is quite literally the company’s coolest decking to date.
How do they do it? Well, by using heat-mitigating technology in the shell, the sun is reflected from the surface of the board rather than absorbed by it. This means you get a much cooler underfoot experience than other composite decking options in similar shades.
(Of course, while Lineage™ boasts advanced heat-control technology, it can still become hot. Always play it safe and avoid extended contact with deck surfaces on hot sunny days.)
It’s built tough
Durability is a must when it comes to pool decking and composite boards have it in spades.
Engineered to stand up to everything the sun, wind, rain and kids throw at it, Trex composite decks outperform timber varieties over time. They resist warping, rotting, splintering and cracking – and they’re even termite-proof!
As mentioned above, a tiny bit of care is all it takes for a composite deck to achieve lasting beauty.
It’s an environmental choice
Composite decking is an eco-conscious choice when it comes to decking around pools. Here’s why.
Composite boards use a large component of recycled post-consumer and post-industrial materials, namely reclaimed timber, sawdust and plastic film. Trex boards use an eco-conscious blend of 95% recycled materials, diverting massive quantities of waste from landfills every single year.
Not only does composite decking look great and perform well, but it’s also a smart step towards a greener future.
Making HOME is working with Trex to bring you this article. Trex is the world’s leading decking brand, offering a range of flooring options that are not only modern and elegant, but expertly engineered to handle Australia’s climate. Trex decks are proudly and sustainably made from 95% recycled materials – and they have been for more than 30 years.
Top image: Trex Transcend® Lineage™