PVC Decking Explained – How Brite Decking Compares
PVC decking is an affordable and low-maintenance alternative to wood and composite lumber. Here’s what you need to know about PVC decking and how it compares to other materials.
What is PVC decking?
PVC decking is a composite material. Traditional Composite materials are made from equal parts recycled plastic and wood, but PVC decking is different in that it uses a much higher percentage of high grade recycled plastic. This makes this type of decking a great alternative to traditional composite lumber that contains both wood and plastic.
PVC does not require any maintenance other than normal cleaning with a pressure washer or garden hose (and even then, you shouldn’t need more than once every year). It also performs much better when exposed to harsh UV and sunlight over a prolonged period compared to other Composite Decking Boards.
The PVC material makes it more durable than composite lumber, the most popular alternative to wood.
PVC is more durable than traditional composite decking, the most popular alternative to wood. While PVC is more expensive than 1st generation composite decking materials and wood, it’s also more durable. In fact, Brite Composite Decking has a up to 30-year warranty against structural deterioration caused by ultraviolet rays (UV), weathering and insects – this means no warping, cracking, splintering or termite damage.
The estimated lifespan of Brite’s Titanium PVC Composite Decking is 25-30 years. This can vary depending on the climate you live in and how you maintain it. For example, if you have an elevated deck, it will likely last longer than if it was at ground level where there is more exposure to moisture and sunlight.
When it comes to outdoor construction materials, the lifespan can differ significantly depending on what you choose. Let’s take a closer look:
- Wood Decks: A classic choice for many, wood decks usually have a lifespan of about 10 to 15 years. However, they come with a caveat – they demand annual maintenance to keep them in good shape. Moreover, wood is more prone to damage from both harsh weather conditions and termite infestations.
- Concrete Patios: Concrete patios offer a longer lifespan, typically lasting from 20 to 30 years. Yet, they come with their own set of considerations. Concrete can sometimes give off a more sterile appearance and may lack the natural aesthetic appeal that composite decking provides. Additionally, concrete surfaces can be quite hard underfoot, potentially impacting your comfort compared to the more forgiving nature of composite decking.
So, when planning your outdoor space, it’s essential to weigh these factors against your preferences to make an informed decision.
Brite Titanium Composite Decking is a decking material with a PVC core that’s 100% recyclable and rot resistant.
Brite’s Titanium Composite Decking Range offers a sustainable and durable outdoor decking solution. These decks are crafted from recycled plastic, primarily composed of a sturdy PVC core, reinforced with a small proportion of wood fibers to enhance strength. One of the standout features of these decks is their low-maintenance nature, ensuring they maintain their pristine appearance effortlessly.
In particular, our NextGen Titanium collection stands out by combining a PVC composite core with a dual protective coating made of ASA, an innovative material initially developed by the automotive industry. This ASA coating is designed to withstand prolonged exposure to harsh sunlight and UV rays, making it an excellent choice for outdoor living spaces that endure extensive sun exposure and frequent rainfall.
How does Brite Decking compare to other brands of composite decking?
Brite Decking compares favorably to other brands of composite decking. The benefits are similar, but the longevity and aesthetics of our product are superior.
- Our decking is made from recycled plastics, which means less waste in landfills and less pollution throughout the manufacturing process.
- Our composite material contains no wood or wood byproducts at all – it’s 100% recyclable polymer!
- Our product is easy to care for: just wash off with garden hose or pressure wash (no harsh chemicals required).
- Massive warranty of 25-30-years!
Brite Decking Titanium is a great choice for your next project
Our Titanium Range was developed in response to specific demands from our commercial and construction partners. It’s many features include:
- Core: The foundation of the Titanium Range consists of a specially engineered PVC-wood composite core, offering dimensional stability and non-porous properties to preserve structural integrity, especially in coastal environments.
- Capping: The Dual-layer ASA shield provides excellent anti-weathering protection, akin to SPF/sunscreen for your deck surface, making it perfect for areas with high sun and UV exposure.
- Co-extrusion Method: Our patented co-extrusion method ensures a strong, natural-looking surface with an R11/P5 slip rating, essential for areas exposed to water.
- Safety: Each board is BAL-29 certified, featuring fire retardants and UV inhibitors to withstand extreme weather conditions in Australia. It also boasts an industry-leading P5/R11 anti-slip rating, vital for areas exposed to water like pool decks and coastal properties
- Aesthetics: Our tone selection is carefully curated to meet the aesthetic needs of architects and designers, ensuring the range complements high-end projects.
Now that you’re armed with all the insights into the durability, environmental benefits, and low-maintenance charm of Brite Composite Decking, it’s time to make your outdoor dreams a reality. Experience the superior quality and longevity of our PVC core decking material with a 100% recyclable and rot-resistant design. Why settle for less when you can choose a decking solution that outshines the rest?
Ready to choose our PVC Decking Boards for your Next Project?
Ready to elevate your outdoor space? Call us today on 1300 481 664 or request a free sample of Brite Composite Decking and witness firsthand the unmatched durability and aesthetics it brings to your project. Transform your outdoor living with a decking solution that stands the test of time.
Unlike our competitors, Brite Decking generously provides free fixings with every purchase, comprising screws and clips essential for the installation process. Two clip types are available:
- Plastic Clips: Offering a 5mm gap between boards, this is the most common choice.
- Metal Clips: Providing a 3mm gap, they are essential for smaller gaps or when BAL-rated decks are required in bushfire-prone areas to meet council compliance.
Ready to Transform your outdoor space with Quality Composite Decking?
When it comes to transforming your outdoor space, making an informed decision is critical to the success of your outdoor living experience. Whether you opt for solid or hollow profiles, it’s crucial to ensure that your choice aligns perfectly with your specific requirements. This ensures the creation of a deck that not only stands the test of time but also enhances the visual appeal of your outdoor living area.
At Brite Decking, we take pride in offering a diverse product range that embodies versatility, durability, and aesthetics, catering to a wide array of preferences and needs. Ready to kickstart your outdoor decking project right away? Give us a call on 1300 481 664 or fill out our contact form and let’s turn your outdoor decking dreams into a reality!