Will Composite Board Decking Fade?

Composite Board Decking

Wood-plastic composite board decking (or composite lumber) is highly fade-resistant and retains its color solidity for a long time, and the level of fade resistance varies depending on the manufacturer and the type of decking. Unifloor offers you highly fade-resistant co-extruded wood-plastic composite decking. With Unifloor decking, you no longer have to worry about your deck fading quickly or having to paint it regularly.

Why do decks fade?

There are many factors that affect the color of the floor, including the intensity of the sun, the duration of exposure, the raw material of the floor, the color of the floor, the newness of the floor, etc.

The fading of the floor is mainly caused by the long exposure to sunlight. Especially when the floor is continuously exposed to hot weather. The speed and degree of fading of the flooring are closely related to the material itself. The worse the material, the more likely it is to fade. The degree of fading is also related to the color of the flooring, the darker the flooring, the more pronounced the fading. The older the material, the more likely it is to fade.

Is wood-plastic composite board decking fade resistant?

According to the principle of fading phenomenon occurring, it is difficult to say what is completely fade resistant, almost all man-made materials will have different degrees of fading when subjected to continuous UV impact, and wood-plastic composite materials are no exception. Just wood plastic composite board decking has the optimal fade resistance. However, the length of time to maintain color varies from brand to brand. Color-fixed decking can retain its original color for several years.

Does composite board decking fade easily?

Compared to traditional wood finishes, wood-plastic composite board decking does not fade easily. Traditional wood finishes are treated but still face fading problems. Natural wood can fade to a dull gray color, making floor maintenance an unavoidable daily chore for homeowners.

Fortunately, wood-plastic composites have stronger color retention than traditional wood, allowing them to maintain their vibrant colors for longer periods of time. Even over time, the fading of wood-plastic composite decking is only slightly lighter in hue. This is due to the fact that the color of the composite decking is dyed during the production process and solidified on the surface so that it is not easily affected by UV light.

Especially for co-extruded composite decks, a protective film on the outside prevents the decks from fading quickly due to prolonged sunlight.

What is the best composite board decking that resists fading?

With the continuous development of the wood-plastic composite industry, the various characteristics of the flooring such as water resistance and fade resistance are gradually improving, and the co-extruded wood-plastic composite board decking is the type of flooring with the highest performance level because of the additional layer of protective film that improves both aspects.

Unifloor offers a 15-year warranty on WPC decking, and we are confident in the color-fixing properties of co-extruded flooring over its long lifespan. When you choose Unifloor, you are choosing longevity and a great experience.

More fully functional than co-extruded wood-plastic composite flooring is the deep-pressing co-extruded flooring that combines both deep-pressing and co-extruding technologies. Because this type of flooring not only has the good performance of co-extruded flooring but also has a more realistic texture pattern. Exactly which is the best type of flooring? It depends on your needs.


Among many types of outdoor decking materials, wood-plastic composites have better fade resistance, among many types of wood-plastic composite flooring, co-extruded wood-plastic composite flooring has better color retention. As the leading composite board decking manufacturer and supplier in China, Unifloor always offer the best quality deck boards for you.

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