Composite Deck Care and Maintenance

* Manufacturer's limited warranty (subject to installation guidelines/terms and conditions)

PermaTimber

Warranty:

Before you install your PermaTimber project it is highly recommended that you read through the installation guide and warranty as failure to follow such guidelines may end in voiding your warranty.

See the attached link and PDF for the PermaTimber website and information on warranty and feedback of the products.

PDF for PermaTimber 7-year warranty

https://www.permatimber.com.au/get-started/warranty/

Installation:

With PermaTimber decking, installation cannot be easier. With correct installation, your deck will ensure you years of enjoyment with little to low maintenance. At Timberlast not only can we supply you with the timber and cement needed for your subframe in a DIY package we can also provide free local curb side delivery. We also have available fitters who can install your project for you.

Visit this link for tutorials and information on how to Install your PermaTimber Deck correctly: https://www.permatimber.com.au/get-started/installation/

See the attached PDF for the PermaTimber guide

Care and Maintenance:

Because you chose a composite decking for you project it means that you don't have the hassles of ongoing maintenance or require any staining, painting or oiling. If you deck does get dirty it will require a light clean to remove dirt and debris. Using unauthorised chemicals or cleaners may void your warranty. For tips on basic cleaning, stains and damage see the below PDF for the PermaTimber approved Guide for care and maintenance:

PDF for PermaTimber Care Guide-V.2019

 

NewTechWood

Warranty and Installation:

Before you install your NewTechWood project, it is highly recommended that you read the installation guide linked below as failure to follow the guidelines may end in voiding your warranty.

With NewTechWood decking, installation cannot be easier. With correct installation, your deck will ensure you years of enjoyment with low maintenance. At Timberlast not only can we supply you with the timber and cement needed for your subframe in a DIY package but we also provide free local curb side delivery. We also have available fitters who can install your project for you.

Visit this link for relevant information and tutorials in how to install your project correctly: https://newtechwood.com.au/installation-guides/

See the link and PDF below for the NewTechWood website and for more information on warranty of the products. For more information on general care and maintenance see the PDF below:

PDF for NewTechWood Australian Warranty

See the link below for queries and information on the NewTechWood webpage about warranty:

https://newtechwood.com.au/warranty/

Care and Maintenance:

By choosing a composite decking for your project it means that you will spend less time maintaining it with no sanding, painting or oiling required. However, if your deck does get dirty, NewTechWood recommends cleaning it with water using a mop or broom to remove any build up of dirt or dust. For any stains it is recommended that you clean it immediately by flushing the area with water and proceeding to lightly scrub the area with warm soapy water. Using unauthorised chemicals or cleaners may void your warranty. For more information on care and maintenance of your NewTechWood product see the PDF below.

PDF for Care and Cleaning Guide May 2019 NewTechWood

 

Abwood Warranty and Installation

See the Abwood website for installation guides and warranty information. Not following installation guides may result in the voiding of your warranty.

For information on general care and maintenance see the section above for tips on how to keep your deck looking its best.

http://www.abwoodppsb.com/

 

Outback Warranty and Installation

See the Outback website for installation guides and warranty information. Not following installation guides may result in the voiding of your warranty.

For information on general care and maintenance see the section above for tips on how to keep your deck looking its best.

 

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Initial Weathering and Removal of Water Marks 

Your composite decking boards are made from a combination of recycled plastic and plantation wood flour. When new there may be some residual tannins in the wood flour component of your decking boards. This tannin will leach out of the board the first few times that the deck board is wet and will appear as a water stain after the board has dried. This water (tannin) stain can be removed by washing with water if required otherwise it will disappear after the board has been wet/dried several times. You will also notice the softening of the surface colour as the board is exposed to the weather over the first 4-12 weeks. This natural weathering effect varies across the colour range.

General Cleaning

Keep it clean and your composite decking will reward you with years of low maintenance enjoyment. General cleaning with a broom or mop will suffice for most situations, however if you want to give a better clean a dilute solution of sugar soap and warm water and scrubbing brush can be used. 

If damp leaves are allowed to build up or the deck is in a shaded damp site mould or mildew may develop.

Stain Removal

Composite decking is susceptible to stains from BBQ grease, oil, and the tannin in some vegetation. Best results are achieved if the stain is treated immediately with absorbent cloths then apply a degreaser as per the manufacturer's instructions. Follow up with a general clean with sugar soap and warm water.

Scratch Removal

Scratches can be removed with a light sand using 80 100 grit sandpaper, following the grain of the board. The colour and texture changes which occur after this will recede with weathering.

Mould and Mildew

Composite decking has an antifungal agent added during the manufacturing process.

This means your decking is protected against mould, mildew and germs, including bacteria. We recommend that you regularly sweep your deck and periodically wash any dirt and debris from the surface making sure that twigs and leaves do not build up between the boards.

Mould or mildew may develop on the deck if foreign matter and dirt is allowed to build up on the boards. If this occurs we recommend that you wash down your deck using a mild solution of warm water and sodium hypochlorite (bleach). Make sure that you follow the manufacturer's recommendations for use and always test the solution in a non prominent area of your deck first. You can use a pressure washer but do not run this at greater than 8Kpa (1200 PSI) or position the nozzle within 300mm from the deck surface as this may mark the surface of the deck.

Protecting

We suggest a mat under your BBQ to protect from grease stains, and plastic protectors under metal furniture or planters to prevent gouging and potential rust stains. Avoid dragging heavy items over the deck as it will scratch. Scratches can be dealt with by giving a light sand, following the grain of the wood as described above.

Testing

Test any treatment, cleaning products or sanding on a spare or obscured piece of decking to check for changes first.

After cleaning

After any cleaning has been performed, hose off and use an old towel wrapped around your deck scrub or a rubber scraper to remove the excess water. On a warm day the deck should dry with no water marks in a few moments

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