Listen to Mother Nature – why wouldn’t you choose Eco Decking?

by | May 7, 2014 | Home And Garden


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In recent years, society has become quite harsh with products that are non-environmentally friendly – plastic-sealed and overwrapped food goods, giant boxes for shipping tiny products, polystyrene and Styrofoam, and yes, even hardwoods. There are alternatives for all of these products – minimising plastics, using smaller packaging, using starch based materials and last but not least, building your deck with composite wood!

Using treated hardwood for decking and home maintenance destroys rain forests, which has long lasting damaging affects to the environment. Treated hardwood can also accumulate preservatives that cause leaching and result in rises in arsenic levels to nearby soil. In contrast, composite wood is made from recycled materials – sawdust, timbers and plastic. There’s no need to harm Mother Nature’s trees and composite wood certainly doesn’t release nasty chemicals into the Environment.

Futurewood’s CleverDeck composite decking system is the perfect Eco-friendly choice for your home or backyard.

CleverDeck is made recycled materials such as wood flour, rice husks and plastic waste. Because of these materials, CleverDeck has a low water absorption rate, making it resistant to the harms of rainfall. Compare this to hardwoods, which have a high water absorbency rate. This causes splitting, twisting, warping, cupping and also rot, which can leave with it harmful substances behind on your deck or in nearby soil.

CleverDeck also has an antifungal solution as part of its construction; this protects your deck from germs, mould and mildew. Mould traditionally grows on timber decks when dirt and other foreign matters build up in-between the board. With hardwoods, hosing down your deck is the main attributor to rot. With CleverDeck, you can hose down your deck as much as you like, without worrying about rot, mould or mildew.

When it comes to painting the wood decking, releasing more bad chemicals into the Environment, it’s not needed with CleverDeck for the life of the product. It will maintain its colour without staining, even in harsh climates and conditions.

It’s a no-brainer – if you’re building a deck, use CleverDeck, Mother Nature would want you to!

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