Ekodeck is less likely to rot, warp, crack or splinter. This is because Ekodeck absorbs less water than timber and is therefore less likely to suffer from damage caused by water e.g. mould and rot. This comparison is made against a hardwood timber deck left untreated over the same time period 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.
Yes, the colours in both products is the same so you can use both products in a project and it will match
Ekodeck Screening will lighten when exposed to water and sunlight, reaching its overall ‘weathered’ colour after 6-12 months, depending on the environment. Ekodeck Screening will never fade to grey when left untreated by oil or paint, instead it will maintain its natural ‘weathered’ colour. This is based on a comparison against other timber slats left untreated and an Ekodeck Screening left untreated in the same environmental conditions over the same period of time.
Warm water mixed with bi-carb soda or sugar soap and a brush is usually all you need to clean Ekodeck Screening. This will take care of the vast majority of stains and watermarks. When it comes to treating tougher stains please refer to our comprehensive Care and Maintenance Guide.
Standard wood working tools (e.g. mitre saw, cordless drill, router etc) can be used to cut, drill, saw, fasten and rout Ekodeck Screening. You do not need any special tools to work with Ekodeck Screening.
We recommend using good quality stainless steel screws. You must pre-drill the screws and we recommend countersinking for a flush finish.
It is strictly not recommended to install Ekodeck Screening directly onto a brick or concrete wall. Because of the composition of the material, it will naturally expand and contract and it gets marginally hotter than traditional timber screening.
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.
No, Ekodeck Screening cannot be used as posts and is not classified as a ‘structural’ or load bearing product.
Yes, Ekodeck Screening gets marginally hotter than wood in summer. Plus, darker colours absorb more heat than lighter colours so please exercise care on hot days.
Yes, minor scuffs, scratches and marks on Ekodeck Screening can be repaired by sanding (24 to 40 grit sandpaper is recommended). Care should be taken to sand only along the grain direction of the slats. After sanding, we recommend the repaired area be washed. No further action such as sealing, oiling, etc, is necessary. Over sanding can result in unsightly areas being created and should be avoided.
Oiling, painting or sealing is not recommended. If you choose to use these treatments, over time the oil may become patchy and the paint may crack and peel, forcing you to frequently reapply.
To preserve your Ekodeck Screening, simply clean it at regular intervals according to the cleaning chart.
Yes, you can use a pressure washer that is no greater than 1500 PSI and it should not be applied closer than 30cm from the surface of the slats. Use a normal fan nozzle and not a dirt blaster type nozzle.
Ekodeck Screening is designed and tested in Australia and manufactured in China under our stringent quality controls and monitoring.
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