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Why is Composite Decking Better Than Wood?

If you are thinking about building a deck for your home, you will know that you have two options to choose from: natural wood or manmade composite materials. Most people choose natural wood because of its aesthetic appeal while others opt for composite decking because of the low maintenance requirements. In fact, people opt for either of these choices for a variety of reasons, but we are here to tell you that composite decking is better than real wood for several reasons.

First, composite decking is made from mostly recycled plastic. We stock the UltraShield range that is manufactured with 95% recycled material. Another great reason is the fact that it looks just like real wood. In fact, no one will be able to tell the difference! Now that is a great advantage of choosing composite decking over real wood, especially if the real wood appearance is important to you.

You will also benefit from a flooring surface that is kind on bare feet, needs little to no maintenance and is easy to clean if you experience any spills and splashes. It is resistant to the damaging effects of sun and rain and if you invest in a top-quality brand, you can expect to get a 25-year limited warranty against fading and stains, ensuring the best performance. What more could you expect from your decking? Unlike real wood, your composite decking will not warp, fade or start to look tatty after a few maintenance-free years. You can expect the decking to look as good as the day it was installed – if you choose UltraShield decking.

Of course, this composite decking advantage goes far beyond these already impressive benefits. The hidden ultra-lock fastening system ensures that each panel is securely held in place, creating a smooth, sleek flooring surface. Each panel is reversible so you can choose the deep wood grain and colour streaking affect that you like most. Choose from three main colour shades and watch as your new deck is quickly constructed and completed. With an UltraShield deck, you will not be able to wait to invite your family and friends over to enjoy a braai or celebration.

Enjoy the warmth and beauty of wood without the hassle. Opt for new composite decking from UltraShield available through New TechWood and transform your entertainment area into the family’s favourite part of the home. For more information on the advantages of composite decking, please feel free to get in touch with us. Contact us via email or telephone for more information and advice today.


Reversible Deck boards
Ultra Lock
Patented Shied Formula
Bare Feet Texture