The amount of cleaning your Ekodeck requires will depend heavily on your choice of colour. Like carpet, our darker colours require less upkeep than our lighter colours – like Highland Oak.
Our Cleaning Chart outlines the recommended cleaning requirements of each colour.
NOTE: These are recommendations only and will vary depending on product use and weather exposure. Oil/grease spillages will require immediate cleaning.
Don’t forget, immediately after installation you must thoroughly wash and scrub your Ekodeck to remove leftover dust from our finishing process. Not washing down your Ekodeck at this stage can result in excess cleaning later. Download our comprehensive Care Guide for more information.
You can use a pressure washer that is no greater than 1500 PSI and it should not be applied closer than 30cm from the decking surface. Use a normal fan nozzle and not a dirt blaster type nozzle.
The wash down procedure is not only recommended at the time of installation, but on a regular basis thereafter.
The deep textured grooves can collect dirt and dust, which when not regularly washed out, can form water marks once dried. It is therefore vital that all water runs off your deck after a wash. The extent to which this is visible will depend on the choice of Ekodeck colour – remember every installation is different and lighter colours like Silver Ash and Highland Oak will need more upkeep than darker colours. Choose your colour carefully.
NOTE: The use of any cleaning product can and may affect the colour of your Ekodeck. Always test any cleaning product in an inconspicuous area of your deck before cleaning a large area.
We do not recommend the use of any paint, stain, oil or any sealer on Ekodeck, and the performance of any of the like applied to Ekodeck boards cannot be guaranteed.
For the complete instructions on how to care for your Ekodeck, download the Care & Maintenance PDF.