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Should I be investing in premium decking?

The short answer is yes. Premium composite decking is a worthwhile investment that elevates any outdoor area.

This type of decking is durable, lightweight, and high-grade, and is suitable for any outdoor flooring. Premium deck boards are also smoother, sleeker, and easier to maintain long-term than regular wooden decking options, making them a great investment for anyone wanting a lasting outdoor structure that is altogether beautiful, weather-resilient, and sustainable.

What is composite decking?

Composite decking refers to decking boards made from composites rather than regular wood planks. Composites are typically comprised of a blend of organic plastics and wood flakes, but they can also be made from 100% polymer for a smoother, more solid, and durable finish.

Unlike low-grade types of decking, premium composite decking doesn’t rot, splinter, fade, or stain easily. Additionally, because this type of decking is often made from recyclable materials, it can be a more environmentally friendly choice for your outdoor structures or pathways. Composites also tend to be more lightweight, making them ideal for long-distance transportation and fast builds.

What Are the Main Types of Decking?

There are many different types of premium deck boards to choose from, making it easier for you to select composite decking boards that meet your home's structural and aesthetic needs.

At IMS, we stock charcoal composite decking, graphite composite decking, and walnut composite decking. Each of these options has its own unique characteristics and flair.


Charcoal composite decking – A smooth, dark grey premium composite that adds an ultra-modern, stylish look to any space.

Graphite composite decking – An embossed light grey premium composite that is inspired by the cool tones of concrete.

Walnut composite decking – A warm, chocolate brown premium composite with a traditional wood look and feel.

All our high-quality composite decking is made from a combination of 55% reclaimed wood fibres and 45% recycled high-density polyethylene (HDPE), making it lightweight, durable, and pleasing to the eye.

Is it worth investing in premium decking?

Although many decking options are available at different stores, it’s well worth investing in a premium product. Premium decking can be a little pricier than low-grade varieties, but the payoff comes in its longer lifespan, higher quality, and decreased need for regular maintenance.

Let’s take a look at some of the most compelling reasons why IMS premium decking is a rewarding choice for your outdoor projects:

Less maintenance

Unlike regular plank and other types of decking, composite decking does not require a high level of maintenance—or expense—typically involved in cleaning, oiling, and sanding wooden surfaces. There’s no sanding, painting, treating, or sealing needed. This makes it easier to maintain long-term and requires minimal effort to care for.

More durable

High-quality composite decking is designed to last longer than regular wooden decking. Where wooden planks can splinter, rot, or fade due to sun, wind, and rain, premium deck boards are weather-resistant and compact enough to hold structural integrity for years, if not decades, to come.

No splinters

Unlike other types of decking boards that may crack or splinter, composite decking is smooth and comfortable to walk and sit on. There is no chance of splinters forming, or sharp edges from cracks. This makes it a safer option for people of all ages.

Design flexibility

If you’re looking for a specific look and feel to suit your environment, premium composite decking can be a much more suitable option. Available in a variety of colours and styles, IMS stocks a wide range of premium composites so that you can select the option that best suits your needs.

Lightweight but strong

The structure of composite decking allows it to carry less weight than regular wooden planks without compromising on strength. Our reclaimed wood fibres and recycled HDPE composite decking are lightweight but robust, making them easy to transport and build with.

UV stable

Ultraviolet light can damage low—and mid-grade decking. But premium composite decking is UV stable, meaning that it can resist degradation from harsh sunlight for improved long-term strength, quality, and colour retention.

Purchase Premium Decking At IMS

IMS premium composite decking is an excellent investment for any home or commercial project. Made from a blend of recycled wood fibres and HDPE, our environmentally friendly decking materials are stronger, lighter, more durable, and more weather-resistant than other decking types. They’re also available in different shades that will enhance any outdoor space in your desired style.

Browse our available options online now or request a composite sample to see first-hand why our premium decking is your best choice.

Posted by Verkeer
20th May 2024

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