Strong, durable, low-maintenance composite decking is loved by more and more homeowners. We’re certain that this durable, eco-friendly material is better than wood any day of the week. After all, no one wants a deck made of rotting wood.
But it made us wonder, what other applications can composite decking be used for? In this article, we’ll look at other ways to use COOWIN composite decking and how to use this useful material in your garden.
What is Composite Decking?
When it comes to outdoor decking, people usually think of traditional wooden decks. However, while beautiful, wood is easily damaged by water and stains and requires a lot of maintenance. COOWIN’s composite decking boards are an alternative to wooden deck boards. It is stronger, lasts longer, and requires very little maintenance. Composite decking typically offers the following advantages over wood decking:
- Stronger and more durable
- Less susceptible to damage
- Does not stain easily
- Won’t fade
- Good for the environment
- Easy to install
- Anti-slip and wear-resistant
- Not easy to catch fire
Where Is Composite Decking Usually Used?
Composite decking, as the name suggests, is most commonly used to replace traditional wooden decks. It can also be used to build eco-friendly decks in your yard. Often, it can be used in place of wood for outdoor decking, railings, balustrades, raised paths, or garden steps.
The composite decking material is colorful, has open edges, and has a clear texture. It is therefore ideal for outdoor use where timber cannot be used. It also requires little maintenance and has a long service life.
Other Uses for Composite Decking
Mostly, composite decking boards are used to build outdoor decks. However, you can also use COOWIN’s quality composite decking for many other aspects of outdoor use. Let’s take a look at some of the other uses for composite decking.
Flower Boxes and Planters
These decking boards are perfect for raised flower beds or planters because they won’t rot when exposed to moisture. This material is also very lightweight, so it is easy to build planters or flower boxes out of it. Using the same material for raised planters and decking will give your garden a more uniform look.
A pool deck is not much different from a regular porch deck. It’s worth noting that composite decking is better suited for pool decking than wood decking. Because composite decking material doesn’t absorb water, it won’t swell or buckle when wet.
And you can choose composite decking with a 3D wood grain or grooved surface. These composite decking boards have even better slip resistance. This means your kids can run around the pool without worrying about falling and getting hurt.
Composite decking boards make it easy to build a built-in bench or a sunken conversation spot. If you match composite decking to your sitting area, your garden will look modern and stylish.
Your pet also needs a place to live in your yard. If you have an outdoor pet dog or just want a shady place for your dog, composite decking is the way to go. With these boards, your dog will have a clean place to live. And the waterproof nature of composite decking boards will keep your best friend dry even on rainy days.
Shelves and Racks
Have you ever thought about making shelves out of composite decking material? If you can make them out of wood decking, why not composite wood decking? You can store tools on the shelves or use them to display your vegetables or outdoor plants. If you have an outdoor gathering area, guests can use these shelves for drinks and plates.
You can connect different parts of your yard with raised walkways. They also prevent you from getting your feet dirty while walking outdoors. It’s a good idea to use composite decking boards to lay the walkways. This is because they don’t slip, are easy to clean, and look great.
If you don’t want to build an entire raised walkway, you can use a single board as a stepping stone without having to pave an entire higher path. Composite decking is available in a wide range of colors, so you can make your pathway look unique. You don’t have to worry about mud piling up on your yard path because these composite wood decking are easy to clean up. All you need is a broom or soap and water to clean it up.
Picnic Table or Bench
Tables and benches made from previously used composite decking trimmings and furniture are also popular. These boards are perfect for making tables or camp benches. They are sturdy, so you don’t have to worry about the table warping in the rain. If you don’t have enough boards to make a large table, you can make a small bench or picnic table for the kids.
COOWIN has specially made composite decking. But these composite decking are very flexible and can also be used as siding or paneling. You can lay decking on the walls of a shed, house, or garage to create an elegant look.
Hide Your Trash Cans
Outdoor trash cans look badass, but luckily, our composite decking can be used to create a storage shed to hide those trash cans. The best part is that if these decking get dirty from being near your trash cans, you can quickly clean them up with a hose. You can add a roof to your trash can storage shed to keep the trash cans protected from the elements.
The Base of Your Garden Shed
If possible, you should make sure that the shed and the path to it are level. This is where composite decking boards come in handy. You can build a small deck around the shed to store more things without having to put them on the grass. You can also use these composite decking as the floor of the shed. These boards make the floor of the shed flat and waterproof. They also prevent moisture from the ground from entering the wooden walls of the shed.
You can use COOWIN’s composite decking material to create a storage box outdoors that will not stand out. You can put tools, outdoor furniture cushions, or children’s toys in it. This will keep the garden tidy and if the storage box matches the decking, it won’t be a nuisance.
Make an outdoor bar from composite wood decking. This is a great idea for people who like to have people over. If someone spills something on the bar, it is easy to clean up and it looks great in the yard.
These composite decking boards can be used to make steps for a caravan or to build a simple deck around a trailer. When added to a caravan, it can add more space to the living room for lounging, growing plants, or for children to play nearby.
You can use composite decking in many different ways, the only thing holding you back is your ideas. If you need new composite decking boards, contact us today. COOWIN is committed to providing you with the best service and products.