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How does Ekodeck Screening compare to traditional timber?

Ekodeck Screening is less likely to rot, warp, crack or splinter. This is because Ekodeck Screening absorbs less water than timber and is therefore less likely to suffer from damage caused by water e.g. mould and rot.

Is Ekodeck Screening the same as Ekodeck?

The exact same formula is used for both Ekodeck and Ekodeck Screening. The only difference is the smaller profile, which allows you to install in vertical applications.

Are the Ekodeck Screening colours the same as Ekodeck?

Yes, the colours in both products is the same so you can use both products in a project and it will match.

Will Ekodeck Screening lose its colour or fade?

Ekodeck Screening will never fade to grey like timber when exposed to the elements. Ekodeck Screening contains 45% natural timber fibres. When exposed to UV these fibres will slightly lose their brightness. This is a normal process for any exterior building material. After 3-6 months Ekodeck Screening will stabilise and maintain its colour.

What kind of maintenance or cleaning is involved with Ekodeck Screening?

Hot water mixed with dishwashing liquid or sugar soap and a soft bristle brush is usually all you need to clean Ekodeck Screening. This will take care of the vast majority of stains and watermarks.

What tools are required to install Ekodeck Screening?

Standard woodworking tools (e.g. drop/circular saw, cordless drill, router etc.) can be used to cut, drill, saw, fasten and route Ekodeck Screening.

What type of fasteners should be used with Ekodeck Screening?

We recommend using good quality 8 gauge stainless steel screws when installing Ekodeck Screening onto timber and good quality 8 gauge galvanised steel screws when installing onto steel. You must pre-drill and countersink the boards for a flush finish. Please download a copy of our Installation Guide for more details.

Can I install Ekolgix Screening straight onto a wall?

It is strictly not recommended to install Ekodeck Screening directly onto a brick or concrete wall, as it is a composite product. Ekodeck Screening will naturally expand and contract, and it does get marginally hotter than traditional timber screening.

Can I use a nail gun?

Ekodeck Screening is just as dense as good quality hardwood timbers. These timbers require pre-drilling and Ekodeck Screening is no different. As a result please do not use nail guns.

Can Ekodeck Screening be used as posts?

No, Ekodeck Screening cannot be used as posts and is not classified as a ‘structural’ or load bearing product.

Can I oil or paint Ekodeck Screening?

Oiling or painting is not recommended.

Where is Ekodeck Screening made?

Ekodeck Screening is designed and tested in Australia and manufactured in China under our stringent quality controls, supervision and monitoring.

How can I get samples?

Click on the Request a Sample section on our homepage and fill in your details. Alternatively you can email your request to [email protected].

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