Why Your Ekodeck Won’t Fade

Many early generation wood-plastic composite decking materials have been known to fade, which has tainted people’s perception of composite decking.

You can see from the below image that some other composite decking brands do not hold up under the test of time. As a result, a common question we get is “How will my Ekodeck look in years to come?”

In this article, we share why your Ekodeck won’t fade like other composite decking options, and examples to prove our claim.

Competitor boards faded with coat re-applied on half of deck.

Ekodeck is Made to Endure the Australian Climate

As an Australian designed composite decking product, Ekodeck has been specifically made to endure the harsh Australian climate.

All Ekodeck is UV stabilised and colour-fast, making sure that your deck will look great well into the future.

With decks being installed since 2009, Ekodeck has sustained its’ longevity as a composite decking product.

Examples of Ekodeck that Have Stood the Test of Time

Still not sure we are telling the truth, see some examples of prominent Ekodecks that have stood the test of time.

  1. Ekodeck Classic boards were installed in the Howard Springs Quarantine facility in the Northern Territory in 2012, and it can be seen below in this video taken by Olympian Ariarne Titmus in 2021.
  1. Another longstanding installation is at The Boatshed in Ballarat, Victoria. It was installed in 2009 and is still going strong today.
The Boatshed Restaurant – Lake Wendouree Ballarat. Installed 2009 – Photo taken 2012
The Boatshed Restaurant – Lake Wendouree Ballarat. Photo taken March 2015

How Ekodeck Fading Compares to Timber

Timber decking is well known to need consistent upkeep and maintenance to keep it looking good, as well as keep it protected from the elements.

If a timber deck is left to the elements without the proper maintenance, it will fade grey and it will weather, with the potential of other unappealing effects.

Comparatively, to keep Ekodeck looking fresh, a general clean every now and then is usually all that is required.

Want to Learn More?

We hope this article helped give you some clarity on fading and how to prevent it.

If you need further assistance, check out our Care and Maintenance How-To Video.  

Alternatively, you can reach us at [email protected] or call on (03) 9639 7774.

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