Enhanced Grain Composite Decking – as good as wood?

Real wood decking is beautiful. With its natural knots and grains, it can really change the look of an outdoor space. But how does it match up to composite decking?

With wood being a naturally formed material, this means it requires a high level of maintenance. It can quickly become weathered, become slippery when wet and pose other issues such as rotting, fading and absorbing stains.

During the winter months, fungus often meets wet wood. The tannin in the timber reacts and forms a horrible black stain. This is often a sign you’re heading for rotten decking, and can damage the timber beyond repair. Natural wood can also fade and warp – leading to additional future costs on replacing or repairing some or all of your decking.

So why is our Enhanced Grain Composite Decking as good as wood?

In our opinion, it’s even better!

Our Enhanced Grain collection is moulded from selected real wood timber. This enables us to make this range of Millboard look just like the real thing – utilising the style and design that you can only find in natural wood.

The natural design is then teamed up with all of the exceptional benefits that Millboard provides.

Millboard composite decking is designed to specifically withstand outdoors elements – whether that’s good or bad weather, rain or shine. The Lastane® surface layer not only provides a high resistance to UV light, but also provides an anti-slip surface – even when wet.

As Millboard Composite Decking is made from a unique polyurethane resin blend, this non-pourous material resists any kind of moisture, algae, stains, mould or impact.

The features of Millboard combined provide the benefits of safety and cost saving, without the need to maintain the decking as you would do with real wood. And with our Enhanced Grain Composite Decking, visually it looks just as (if not better) than the real wood.

Take a look at the complete Enhanced Grain Composite Decking collection here

 

What drives you round the bend? Creating curved sub frames with composite decking

Millboard looks just like real oak (because it is molded from real oak) rather than being extruded like plastics, but unlike real oak, Millboard boasts some clever characteristics that will help you realise your design project potential. Wood and timber are inherently difficult to work with when planning a curved, rounded or podium effect for decks and outside living spaces. Millboard decking boards won’t bend across their width, but seamless curves can be created by using the flexible Millboard edging profiles and fascias.

Working Specification for Edging and Fascia

Millboard edge trims must be supported along their full length with an edge joist to support them (figure 3)

The standard Edging (50x33x2400mm) and Fascia (146x18x2400mm) trims will bend to a Maximum radius of 3m. The Ultra Flexible Edging (50x33x2400mm) and Fascia (146x12x2400mm) will bend to a Maximum radius of 1.2m.

Millboard edging trim must be fixed at 300mm intervals along its length while easing the profile around the bend. The edge trims come in 7 colours which can be used to match the decking boards, or used as a contrast for design or to assistance partially sighted persons on applications open to public usage.

For details on structures for curved deck sub frames please see (figure 5)

Millboard combines the natural beauty of real timber with the high performance of our unique wood-free material. Millboard is non-porous, which means high resistance to algae growth and excellent anti-slip properties. All of our products, which includes matching profiles and fascias; are scratch and stain resistant, making it a perfect choice for architects.

View the complete Millboard Collection here or download our architectural guide here.