“We were happy with the design of our old deck, but the surface material wasn’t durable. Composite decking was the only option. We fell in love with the dark colour and wood-like pattern of the composite we chose at the hardware shop”, says Matti Kivikko.
According to the family, eating outside and relaxing in the hammock have been the most enjoyable activities on the new deck. The deck looks cleaner than the old timber deck ever did. It feels nice to walk on the deck, even on chillier days. In the summer heat, the deck’s dark surface heats up just like many other dark materials.
“We kept the design and shape of the deck almost identical to the old one. The stairs and other aspects worked well for us. But the old timber deck had dried up, the boards had warped and the foundations of the deck had partially sunk as well. If we had renovated the deck with timber, we would just have encountered the same problems a few years down the line”, says Kivikko.
The new UPM ProFi Piazza decking makes everyday life easier and is more sustainable than the previous decking material. The composite decking is low maintenance as it doesn’t need to be oiled and can be cleaned with a pressure washer. And you won’t get splinters in your feet!