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Buying Tips for Good Wood Composite Decking

Press Release   •   Dec 05, 2013 10:41 SGT

3 Benefits of a wood composite decking is that it require little maintenance, it gives a uniform colour to your deck (this benefit is often debatable) and the other thing that it can be installed in any season of the year. Especially during the year end rainy season, many natural wood decking installation have to be delayed.


Here are some buying tips for a good wood composite decking:

a) Fire and Heat Resistance

That is the most important aspect to look for when you are going to buy wood composite decking for your balcony. There are countless brands of composite decking products but with different kind of specifications. The product that has more than 70% plastic content are less resistant to heat or fire. In terms of safety reasons, the buyer needs to check with the contractor whether the composite decking product has been tested and proven to have good resistance to fire and heat or not.

b) Credibility of the Flooring Contractor

The credibility of the flooring contractor is more important than the credibility of the manufacturer. This is because when there is issue to your wood composite decking, the first person that you need to look for in order to resolve the matter is your flooring contractor. He or she needs to be somebody who will be responsible for your decking installation for long. The workmanship of the composite decking installation is important too, to ensure that minimal to zero warping issue of your decking.

c) Environmental Certification

This may or may not have direct impact to the end user; but it will be good to take note of it. By understanding whether the manufacturer produces the wood composite decking products in a environmentally responsible way, will mean that health and environmental standard are taken care of. This will in turn gives home owners a assurance and peace of mind. 

d) Warranty Period backed by the Manufacturer

How long is the warranty period on the product? What is the warranty about for the product? In what way can I as the home owner claim on the product if there is a need to exercise this warranty? These are the basic questions, the home owners may need to ask during their shopping experience for the wood composite decking.

e) Slip Resistance 

One last thing is to look for slip resistant properties for the wood composite decking. Good quality wood composite decking are usually tested for slip resistant standard. This is especially important when the decking is left unattended after a heavy downpour. To keep family safe from slipping accidents, a good wood composite with good slip resistant standard is needed. For commercial properties owners who are intending to build the composite deck for public areas such as rooftop terraces or swimming pool decks, looking at the slip resistant properties is all the more important.

Therefore, buying a good wood composite decking will ensure long worry free maintenance for you and your family member in the long run. Happy shopping!

Evorich Flooring, is one of the most reputable flooring contractors in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region. Providing the end user with supply and installation of quality laminate flooring, high end resilient flooring, engineered wood flooring, timber flooring, indoor and outdoor decking.

Evorich is also a member of National Wood Flooring Association and a strong advocate for introducing Eco green flooring into the building and construction industry worldwide. Moreover, Evorich Holdings has recently been awarded as one of the Promising SME 500 awards in Singapore & is the first flooring contractor in Singapore to win the Spirit of Enterprise Award 2011. Evorich has also recently been awarded the Orchid Trusted Brands 2012 for quality customer services in Singapore.

With continuous support for the Green Eco movement in Singapore, Evorich Flooring sponsors Miss Earth Singapore 2012. The group is also the Co-Sponsor & award presenter to Southeast Asia Property Awards. The biggest award event to recognize developers in Southeast Asia. Evorich Flooring is also the co-sponsor for 2013 World Architecture Festival at Marina Bay Sands.

Evorich Flooring is also one of the first flooring contractors in Singapore, to be awarded with both the ISO and British Standard OHSAS accreditation.

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