Composite Decking: Cleaning and Maintenance Tips

Published On September 28, 2017 | By admin | Home-Improvement

Composite decking is a man-made building product made up of recycled wood fibres and recycled plastics, and for many reasons, including its ease to clean and maintain it is becoming more and more popular each day in the UK.

Requiring little to no maintenance, composite deck boards provide the ultimate flooring solution to people of a wide variety – from those with children, to those that host many parties and more. It does however like any other flooring require cleaning occasionally to ensure that it is kept in top form, and this is why we are going to today provide useful cleaning and maintenance tips to all, to allow everyone’s composite flooring to stay in the best condition for the longest possible time.

Water stains

When it rains and weather conditions are wet, water can tend to pool on composite decking then leaving spots on the surface – This isn’t anything to worry about though and can be easily sorted out.  When this happens people simply need to use clean water and a brush to clean off the marks and then leave to dry.  If stains are more persistence detergent and vinegar cleaning products can be used.

Heat and surface damage

Alterations and damage such as burns and discolouration caused by sun can often scare many people, leaving them thinking that their composite decking is beyond repair, but again, when you know how to deal with these problems, they are easy to fix. People can use sandpaper to remove these marks and defects.

Soda, wine and coffee stains

Stains from soda, wine, coffee and such can be simply removed using detergent cleaners. When removing these stains if they seem to be slightly tougher and more persistent diluted bleach solutions can also be used, however people must be sure not to leave bleach on the decking for too long as this can in fact cause further stains and markings.

Grease stains

Grease stains, such as those from sun cream and oil must be removed as soon as possible. They can be removed using absorbent agents followed by degreasing cleaners. It really is that easy.

Periodic cleaning

These are just some of the ways that people can look after their composite decking too. The ultimate composite decking maintenance tip is to carry out general cleaning every 3-6 months depending on how often the composite decking is used.

To do this people can use a jet wash, cleaning in the same direction as the composite decking’s grooves whilst avoiding any circular motions.  After this is a brush with soapy water and bleach cleaner can be used, leaving this solution on for roughly 30 minutes before rinsing with plenty of water and leaving to dry.

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