We Stock Smartboard Composite Decking as we believe that it is one of the best composite decking boards available. It offers a long lifespan coupled with very good value for money.
SmartBoard composite decking comes in three colours. Chocolate brown, Slate grey & Battleship grey.
The boards are reversible, ribbed on one side and flat on the other, with a matt brushed finish.
The manufacturers offer a warranty of 25 years for residential use and 10 years for commercial use.
Size and Composition
The boards are 3.6m long, 138mm wide and 20mm deep, with each 3.6m board weighing 13.32Kg or 3.7Kg per metre.
SmartBoard composite decking is made of a mix of the residue from the manufacture of Oak flooring (60%), recycled dense polyethylene from shampoo bottles etc ( 30% ) and additives to help reduce expansion and contraction (10%).
Points to note:
SmartBoard contains a high percentage of natural wood fibres so there may be some variations in colour and finished appearance. SmartBoards will undergo a natural weathering process to a slightly lighter colour shade over a few months.
CompoCare by Owatrol can be used to seal and revitalise SmartBoard after long-term weathering.
SmartBoard will expand/contract approximately + / – 1mm per metre length or 3.6mm per 3.6m board. A gap of 5mm must be left between parallel boards and ends. This gap should be increased to 10mm when adjacent to walls or buildings.
The boards should only be fixed with 63mm SmartBoard coloured decking screws as they have been made especially for SmartBoard. A 4.5mm pilot hole is required. The screws are designed to create a recess for the screw head. Use 2 screws per joist, with a minimum of 20mm from a side or end. The first groove on the ribbed side is ideal.
A good quality cordless impact driver is required for inserting the screws, as they offer the best control to place the head of the screw in the correct position just under the surface.
For domestic applications, the joist spacing should be a maximum of 400mm.
SmartBoard decking can be kept clean by regular sweeping and can be washed with warm soapy water, rinsing with clean water.
Pressure washers can be used with care. Do not let the outlet nozzle get too close to the decking boards. We recommend that a small inconspicuous test area is cleaned and allowed to dry before commencing to clean the whole deck. CompoClean by Owatrol can be used to remove stains.