Ekodeck+ Designer Series gives you the same great features of Ekodeck+ Classic with the added benefit of our coveted Durashell™ coating. The Designer Series comes in 6 great colours, featuring a natural, variable timber-grain look that will transform any outdoor area. Ekodeck+ Designer Series also has superior stain resistance thanks to Durashell™ which is highly durable and looks fantastic.
Durashell™ is a protective coating made up of a mix of proprietary polymers, giving you an industry-leading variable timber-grain look as well as a strong, durable shield against staining and discolouration. Durashell™ wraps and protects the entirety of the board, shielding the core from moisture, UV and the elements. This ensures Ekodeck Designer Series can withstand the harshest climates in Australia and allows us to offer an exceptional warranty.
No, during the manufacturing process Durashell™ is fused to the core during the coextrusion stage of production. This ensures the Durashell™ coating cannot delaminate and will stand the test of time.
Ekodeck+ Designer Series is installed using our concealed fixing system, Quickfix. This leaves you with a deck free of fasteners for a clean, modern look without the hazard of protruding screws or nails.
Ekodeck’s long-lasting features allow it to outlive traditional timber. Equipped with UV stabilisers and anti-mould agents, Ekodeck+ Designer Series will not fade to grey like timber and is resistant to rot and decay. Unlike timber, Ekodeck+ Designer Series does not require constant oiling, sealing or staining - making Ekodeck+ Designer Series a low maintenance product with superior durability.
Ekodeck+ Designer Series has the same great UV stability you’ve come to expect from Ekodeck products. Ekodeck+ Designer Series will never fade to grey like timber when exposed to the elements. Ekodeck+ Designer Series contains natural timber fibres. When exposed to UV these fibres will slightly lose their brightness. This is a normal process for any exterior building material. Following installation, Ekodeck+ Designer Series will stabilise and maintain its colour.
Just like Ekodeck, Ekodeck+ Designer Series does not require any oiling, painting, sealing or staining. If there is a foreign stain on your deck, you can easily clean it up using a damp cloth, or for a more thorough clean give it a scrub with warm soapy water and a stiff bristle brush.
Edge Boards are now available in all 6 of our Designer Series colours.
They feature a finished square edge on one side, and a groove on the other to install using Quickfix.
There is also an innovative groove on the bottom of the board allowing it to be installed using C-Clips (available in your Quickfix kits) which ensure a concealed look and a clean finish.
Yes, Quickfix is available to suit both timber and steel joists.
Ekodeck+ Designer Series does not require the use of any specialised tools. Standard wood-working tools can be used when installing Ekodeck+ Designer Series.
Ekodeck+ Designer Series is not classified as a structural product therefore it cannot be used as a subframe.
Being a composite product, Ekodeck+ Designer Series is made up of recycled plastics, and will get marginally hotter than traditional timber. Darker colours absorb more heat – so please take care on hot days. If you wouldn’t go barefoot on a timber on a hot day, please avoid doing so on Ekodeck+ Designer Series.
No, due to the plastic component of Ekodeck+ Designer Series, painting, staining or sealing is not recommended.
Yes, you can use a pressure washer to clean Ekodeck+ Designer Series.
When using a pressure washer, be sure to only use a fan spray nozzle at no more than 2000psi and maintain a minimum of 30cm away from the decking boards to avoid potential damage.
The use of a needle or point jet could cause irreparable damage to your deck.
All co-extruded composite decking, including Ekodeck+ Designer Series can, under certain conditions, exhibit build-up of static electricity.
The biggest contributing factors of static electricity build-up are low humidity and dry environmental conditions, the type of subframe materials used in construction and the presence of earthing and/or metal balustrading. Whilst installations where static is noticeable are rare, Ekodeck is not in control of these factors and does not warrant against static build-up.
This phenomenon may be reduced by using an anti-static spray (such as ACL Staticide). These products are water based and may require additional applications after rain or other weather conditions. Anti-static mats or insulating touch points such as balustrades or door handles with a sealer may provide a more permanent solution. A clear coat can be applied to insulate touch points – for best results use a UV resistant, outdoor-grade coating. Multiple applications may be required to create an effective insulating barrier.
Generally, the static build-up in the boards tends to reduce over time as the boards wear in.
Ekodeck does not warrant against static build-up in Designer Series boards due to influencing factors beyond our control.