Thanks to innovative technologies, today we can create an analogue of natural materials. The quality of these materials is so good that they can even replace them. For example, natural wood has long been used to decorate cottages and cottages, terraces, shipbuilding and for arranging sites around the pool. But thanks to modern technology, there is material that is not inferior to him. This is a composite decking.
Such a modern building material is made of wood-polymer composite, which includes shredded wood and purified polymer. Decking has properties of wood and plastic. Moreover, it is not necessary to open it with varnish, paint or other means. Therefore, if you want to use this material for your terrace, then we suggest that you familiarize yourself with information on how the decking is done with your own hands.
The properties of such a board are unique, as is its composition. Consider three features:
Unlike wood, such a board has several advantages: it is durable, does not lose its decorative effect, color and shape under the influence of various factors. This cannot be said about wood. Moisture, wood pests, fluctuations in decking temperatures are not terrible.
Terrace board is gaining more and more popularity among consumers. And this is not surprising, because it has several advantages:
Among the shortcomings, it can only be noted that such a board will be expensive. Usually the average price for 1m 2 ranges from 2 to 4 thousand rubles. And this is 4-6 times more expensive than regular wooden floor. But durability, functionality and other advantages mentioned above, cover such a high price.
Preparation of the foundation
To install decking polymer, you need to perform preparatory work. The main condition for comfortable installation work should be a solid foundation. It is important that it be perfectly smooth and even. Wooden bars, cement screed, plate or logs can serve as the base. If grass is actively growing on the place where future decking will be, then the soil must be treated with herbicides and covered with a special material.
In order to prevent water from accumulating on the floor and under it, the base should be made with a small bias of 1.5-2%. The bars are installed parallel to the descent, so that the water flows from the surface to the place of its discharge.
For air circulation between the boards, the slots are made, and the space under the frame is made empty.
You don't need special tools to make a decking. Everything you need is always at your fingertips.These are the tools that are used when working with ordinary wood:
Self-tapping screws and special clips will be used as consumables. Tools are simple and specialist skills when working with them are not needed. Now let's look at the technology of laying decking.
If the base (frame) is made correctly, the installation will not be difficult. The main thing is to perform everything correctly and slowly, following the instructions:
As you can see, everything is simple. This process is somewhat similar to the installation of the wall panel, only in this case, you need to leave gaps for ventilation.
In such work, you should take into account the mistakes that are made by those who have not read the instructions. In order not to spoil the material, consider these points:
In order not to spoil the board, composite lags should serve as a support. Wood does not have such a long service life as a polymer. A concrete screed as the base will ensure the reliability and durability of the structure. If you have questions on the topic, then ask them to our site specialist. Maybe you have a desire to give additional recommendations to our readers? In this case, write comments on the article.
In these videos, you will be able to visually familiarize yourself with the installation features of the decking: