Composite Decking FAQs

Yes, it is safe to use for cleaning purposes. It cleans dirt, grease and sap from wood and composite materials. Be careful if using it with a pressure washer make sure it is on the lowest setting so you don’t harm the composite decking.
Composite is just the way the decking is made, using recycled wood fibres, plastic and small amounts of bonding agents.
You can fill in the scratches with an epoxy-based filler with a putty knife.
Yes, any strong chemicals will eat away at the composite decking and leave permanent discolouration and damage.
To clean composite decking, you can use half a cup of white vinegar or apple cider vinegar to ¼ of a cup of baking soda, with 1 gallon of water.
Yes, you can stain composite decking but only certain types.
No, composite decking will not attract rats. Rats only use decking as a hideout whilst trying to scavenge food.
No, you cannot pressure wash composite materials. Pressure washing too close to the decking will ruin it.
The reason why most composites warp is because of thermal expansion. When plastic fibres of the composite get hot they will expand. It will return to its normal size unless there is a problem with decking spacing.