Why Businesses Should Invest In Composite Decking
While the COVID pandemic has forced many businesses to create, uncover or adapt an outdoor space in order to function as a business, for some organisations this is an essential asset in any circumstances and can really add benefits on much more than simply an emergency, temporary or part-time basis. This is not just in hospitality, where outdoor space was essential in the early stages of lifting lockdown restrictions in 2020 and where people have always liked to enjoy an external setting, but also in retail where an outdoor space can be used for product displays or demonstrations, and in office buildings, healthcare settings or education, where people can enjoy important breakout space.
Composite decking can act as the most effective solution to creating a commercial outdoor space because it has benefits for all parties. For the customer or employee it is inviting, comfortable, attractive and safe and for the business it is great value for money, low maintenance and offers an added attraction which can enhance what the business offers.
Benefits of composite decking
The key benefit of composite decking is that it is robust and typically longer-lasting than traditional timber decking. Because composite decking is made up of a mixture of natural and synthetic fibres it does not deteriorate in external conditions, so will not crack, warp or splinter like natural wood can over time. This means it can withstand harsh weather, can last longer and can retain its structure, integrity and colour for longer. This is great news for a business which wants its outdoor space to stay attractive and appealing, and doesn’t want to be spending money and resources on annual repairs and/or repainting or re-staining the decking.
Furthermore, decking is adaptable for a business, particularly in the hospitality sector. It can be used for seating and dining, but also for events and promotions and for storage in the winter months. At all times, the anti-slip quality of composite decking creates a safe environment which can be enhanced by accompanying balustrade. A business can also consider integral lighting in the decking to increase the visual appeal as well as the safety factor.
There are many different colour options for composite decking too, which allow a business to incorporate colours which match the buildings and surroundings, knowing that those colours won’t change or deteriorate.
Composite decking design and installation specialists
In general, commercial composite decking provides an extension to a business which allows it to be competitive. In the hospitality sector, competing businesses can gain an advantage by being able to offer an attractive outdoor area in the summer months. This can become an important feature which customers remember and can vividly recall as an added attraction when comparing two potential options for their custom. Even in an office environment, an outdoor space can be an asset when trying to attract or retain good employees and to improve the perception of the business.
There are so many options when discussing composite decking, and our design and installation experts at Northern Deckline can work with you to find dynamic, versatile and cost-effective solutions to ensure your business has a practical outdoor space that really adds something to your business. So get in touch today.