The terrace is one of the cozy retreats in a house. In order to fully develop as an oasis of calm, however, the right covering for individual requirements must first be found. Here are three questions that may be helpful in your search.
How much effort can it be?
Many people underestimate the effort that a terrace can entail. While this is part of their hobby for some, others want to invest as little time and energy as possible in the patio once built. Essentially, the effort is related to the flooring used. Wood is still very popular because of its natural properties. However, due to the increased work, many terrace owners have also switched to other materials.
One option is therefore stone terraces, but these require more work when laying, because they place more demands on the soil. WPC planks, on the other hand, mean less stress. The combination of wood and plastic saves a lot of effort, because the material does not fade as quickly as wooden floorboards. Regular oiling of the floorboards is no longer necessary, which already considerably reduces the total effort.
How important is sustainability?
Sustainability is a topic that has attracted increasing attention in recent years. Since this aspect also plays a role in choosing the right material for the terrace, it is worth taking a closer look. Wooden floorboards can be made from both domestic and exotic woods. If you value the best possible ecological balance, you should tend to use local wood. The transport routes are shorter here, which also makes production more manageable. If, on the other hand, a slightly better durability is more important, they often prefer tropical wood, but the environment is not good for that.
WPC planks are harmless despite their plastic content. After all, the floorboards consist mainly of wood flour, which means that there is no increased consumption of resources. It is a recyclable product that also scores with a good lifespan. In terms of durability, WPC planks even outperform their wooden counterparts and are therefore becoming increasingly popular.
What else is planned for the future?
The garden is mostly a living space and is constantly changing. This has an immediate impact on the terrace, as some surfaces are more compatible with the planned projects than others. An example is the construction of a private swimming pool. Here wood has the disadvantage that it will splinter over time and therefore entail an increased risk of injuries. Stone does not have this problem, but it is associated with compromises in haptics.
With WPC floorboards, the pleasant feeling of walking barefoot is maintained without the risk of splinters. That’s why many patio owners are now turning to WPC and enjoying its benefits. The only thing to note is that strong Sunlight can heat up the floorboards, therefore precautions must be taken. All in all, however, in practice WPC has proved to be a real alternative to the classic wood or stone cladding and combines the aforementioned points with each other.