Building a composite deck has never been easier. Manufacturers compete for easy-to-install systems and ready-to-use kits to help you enjoy the outdoors. 3 rules are to know before laying a deck in composite wood.
Côté Maison knows that it is sometimes difficult to embark on the installation of its composite wood deck. The term can slow down some ... But do not worry anymore! Thanks to our 3 tips, laying your composite terrace will prove to be a very simple task!
1. Well quantify your need for composite wood for your terrace
Composite wood is expensive, it is important to estimate its needs. Make a precise laying plan to determine the surface to be controlled by providing the expansion extraxes for each blade (5mm on average). Allow 5% additional area for cuts and falls.
2. Choose your composite wood for its terrace
Ask for samples. Handle them to check their thickness and test their resistance to twisting. The composite boards have a smooth face and a grooved face. Pay more attention to the exposed side.
Before buying the boards of the deck of composite wood, install some samples in context, on the location of the future terrace. The composite wood can be shiny and moire. Its appearance changes depending on the type of light (natural or artificial) and its exposure (direct, semi shaded).
3. Observe the installation instructions and use the materials prescribed for its composite wood deck
Use the dedicated clips designed by the terrace manufacturer. These stainless steel clips attached to the joists hold the blades, facilitate the installation and guarantee the regularity of the expansion extraxe of all the blades.