Terraces elevate us above cities and provide us with front-row seats to stunning sunsets, beaches and forests. They are short-hand for ‘there’s something to see here’ or conversely: ‘this is the place to be seen’. Given these exclusive factors, it’s therefore surprising that one of the basic elements of terrace design has remained the same for decades: the concrete slab floor.
It’s easy to see how this uninspiring material has achieved dominance within such a luxurious area of building design. Suited to the varied assaults of British weather, the slab stands up to rain, hail, sleet and snow without warping or degrading as timber would. Timber is also notorious for developing algal or fungal growth, turning it into an ice rink and taking it out of the running as a sensible outdoor flooring option.
These factors have created a poor choice for architects and home-owners – ‘deeply unromantic but safe’ vs ‘attractive but dangerous’. Happily, Millboard’s non-wood decking provides a compelling third option! Millboard decking is as slip-safe as concrete but also has the strong visual appeal of natural timber. This winning combination really opens up the options for terrace design.
Made from durable resins, Millboard decking has zero wood content and therefore needs little to no maintenance. It deters algal or fungal growth and it won’t split, rot or warp either. Millboard represents a cost-efficient long-term investment for a sophisticated and well-planned outdoor space.
Millboard decking also maximises the space available. Timber requires a cumbersome sub-frame to allow for ‘breathing’. Our decking can be laid on any flat surface, meaning that you won’t lose the valuable head height that often restricts terrace designers, leading them back to the slab. Millboard’s range includes the stylish Enhanced Grain collection, the timeless Weathered Oak collection and the extremely safety-conscious Lasta-Grip collection.
You can see that Millboard opens the door to your perfect outdoor space. Our flooring makes your dream Javanese roof-garden a possibility, or your stripped back Scandi-chic terrace. Whatever your style, you can achieve it with Millboard’s durable, practical and beautiful composite boards.