Why Black Composite Decking Is The Choice For Garden Designers

If you’re considering installing or updating your decking, you have some important decisions to make. One of the most important choices is colour.

Composite decking boards are long-lasting and require very little maintenance. This means you won’t need to weatherproof or paint them. This can lead to significant savings in time and money, but it also means you must choose your colour wisely.

In this guide, we’re going to explore some of the reasons that black composite decking is one of the garden designers’ favourite choices. We’ll show you why black composite decking boards might just be the perfect option for your own garden.

 

Can You Get Black Composite Decking Boards?

At Ecoscape, we have some great colour options available, including black composite deck boards.

For example, our Clarity Collection offers Charcoal Black composite decking boards. This range is made from reclaimed wood fibres and recycled HDPE plastic.

The decking boards are dual-sided with a wide or narrow groove pattern on either side. They come with a 20-year warranty and have excellent slip-resistant properties.

The Forma range offers Midnight Black composite decking boards. Midnight Black is the darkest board available from Ecoscape and has the benefit of being capped with durable HDPE.

Our capped composite collection has a 25-year warranty and a 25-year colour warranty to protect against fading.

 

Is Black Composite Decking Expensive?

Ecoscape black composite deck boards vary in price between the Clarity and Forma collections.

Clarity Charcoal Black composite decking costs £41.55 per square metre. Our capped Forma Midnight Black composite deck boards cost £66.12.

 

 

Is Black Composite Decking Likely To Get Hot In The Sun?

Black composite boards can get hot in the sun, but this is true of all surfaces with a dark colour. You should consider where your composite decking boards will be installed within your outdoor space. If you’re able to place them in a shaded area, then heat retention shouldn’t be too much of an issue.

 

Are Black Composite Decks Hard To Keep Clean?

Black or white flooring can be challenging to keep clean because dust or debris can be very noticeable. However, investing in low-maintenance composite decking makes cleaning easy.

Brushing regularly with a soft bristle brush or cleaning with warm soapy water is typically enough. To give it a deep clean, use a pressure washer. Testing cleaning products and pressure washers on off-cuts is a great way to ensure you won’t mark your decking.

 

Are Dark Coloured Composite Decks In Style?

Black decking is a great choice because it’s a timeless colour. It’s popular among interior designers because it can be used with most other colours.

 

Is Black Composite Decking Available In Both Capped And Uncapped?

We offer both capped and uncapped black composite deck boards. This is perfect for people looking for different styles and price ranges. Our uncapped Clarity range is ridged on both sides. The capped Forma collection offers a wide groove and woodgrain finish on the dual-sided boards.

 

 

Does Black Composite Decking Look Like Shou-Sugi-Ban?

Shou-Sugi-Ban is a traditional Japanese way of treating wood with fire and heat. It results in a dark, burned finish. Black composite boards are similar in style to this and are a great, low-maintenance alternative for your outdoor space.

 

Does Black Composite Decking Fade?

Ecoscape black composite decking is designed to be long-lasting. In particular, the Forma range provides incredible anti-fade protection and is UV stable.

Colour fading in any material due to direct sunlight is inevitable. Still, our decking boards won’t suffer significant fading over time, making them a smart choice for your garden.

 

Can I Match Black Composite Decking With Cladding?

Ecoscape black composite decking goes perfectly with our range of cladding solutions. You could pair your decking with the panel and slatted cladding boards that are available in Midnight Black.

This makes it easier to design a garden that flows seamlessly. Our cladding is a great way to protect exterior walls and improve your home’s insulation. It can also be a wonderful way to change the property’s aesthetic.

 

What Are The Advantages Of Black Composite Decking?

Our collection of black composite deck boards has a range of advantages over traditional alternatives. These include:

Highly durable

Our composite decking is very hardwearing and has great weatherproof qualities. It offers greater scratch and scuff resistance than traditional timber decking. It also has a long warranty.

 

Low maintenance

Unlike wood decking, a composite deck does not require painting or weather treatments. A wood deck is also at risk from wood-boring insects, whereas a composite deck isn’t.

This means you will save a lot of time and money on maintenance over the lifespan of the decking.

 

Versatile style

Black deck boards are a stylish way to improve your garden. They can go with a variety of other colours meaning you’re able to implement black decking in a variety of designs.

 

Easy installation

Ecoscape decking is easy to install. This is because of the specially designed accessories and substructure materials. We also provide a detailed installation guide to ensure you get the best performance from your deck.

 

Safe for families

Ecoscape composite decking is slip resistant and doesn’t splinter. This makes it ideal for families with young kids that want to run and play.

 

 

FAQs

How should I decorate my garden if I have black composite decking?

Black composite decking suits all property types and goes with most colours. You will be able to contrast or blend furniture and plant pot choices, while bright colourful flowers will stand out against it.

 

What colour window frames go with black composite decking?

 

The most popular window frame colours include white, black, and grey. Black decking can be used to match darker window frame colours or to create a contrast with lighter colours. Over the last 5 years we are seeing more and more houses being specified with black window frames making black composite decking an ideal choice.

Is black composite decking best for contemporary properties?

Black decking is perfect for contemporary garden design. It is a sleek and stylish choice that can work as a focal point or can be blended into other design choices.

 

Does Ecoscape offer other black composite products?

Ecoscape has a range of high-quality composite products that are highly durable and long-lasting. As well as black composite decking, we offer black cladding boards to protect and improve the aesthetic of your exterior walls.

We also have an extensive range of composite fencing products that offer great privacy and security. Our black composite fencing is wind tested to withstand strong winds and is also acoustically tested. This makes it ideal for properties near busy roads, loud venues, and schools.

 

 

Final Thoughts

Our extensive black decking collection is a smart choice for your home. It’s perfect if you want a high-quality decking solution for a competitive price.

Our stylish composite decking requires very little maintenance. It is also available in capped and uncapped ranges.

Each decking board at Ecoscape is dual-sided. The Clarity range offers small groove patterns on one side and a large groove on the other.

The Forma collection has a groove pattern on one side and a wood grain finish on the other.

This makes it easy for garden designers to create unique decking projects that last a long time.

While black decking might seem like a bold choice, it’s very popular and can complement a great range of properties and gardens.

You can explore our full decking collection to read our deck board specifications and find the perfect choice for you.

Gary is the founder and CEO of Ecoscape UK. Gary graduated from Liverpool JM University in 2007 with a 2:1 in Economics. A passion for innovation, design and sustainability, Gary has put to market numerous wpc products/systems, some of which have UK and European registered designs. Outside of work Gary enjoys spending time with his family, the great outdoors and watching Manchester United.

Comments

Comments (27)

  1. Bill
    May 29, 2022

    As a veteran in the composite building materials industry, I couldn’t agree more with the points made in this blog post. Choosing the right color for your decking is crucial, and black composite decking is definitely a top choice for garden designers.

    The benefits of black composite decking go beyond just aesthetics. As mentioned, these boards are long-lasting and require minimal maintenance, making them a cost-effective option in the long run. But what sets black composite decking apart is its versatility and ability to complement any garden design.

    I have personally seen how black composite decking can add a touch of elegance and sophistication to outdoor spaces. It’s also a great choice for those looking to create a modern and sleek look. Plus, with the slip-resistant properties and 20-year warranty offered by Ecoscape, you can have peace of mind knowing that your decking will not only look great but also be safe and durable.

    I must also mention that the Clarity Collection and Forma range from Ecoscape are top-notch options for black composite decking. The use of reclaimed wood fibres and recycled HDPE plastic not only makes these boards environmentally friendly but also adds to their durability.

    In conclusion, if you’re considering installing or updating your decking, I highly recommend giving black composite decking a serious thought. It’s a wise investment that will not only enhance the look of your garden but also save you time and money in the long run. Thank you for sharing this informative post!

  2. Sam Sellers
    July 7, 2022

    “Black composite decking seems to be a smart choice for both practical and aesthetic reasons. The low maintenance and durability of these boards make them a cost-effective option, while the dark color adds a sleek and modern touch to any garden design. I’m curious about the purchasing process for these boards and would love to see them in person. Overall, this article has provided valuable insights and I can see why black composite decking is a top choice for garden designers.”

  3. Alexander Bannerman
    August 23, 2022

    “Great article! I never knew black composite decking was an option for garden design. The fact that it requires minimal maintenance and comes with a 20-year warranty is definitely a plus. However, I’m curious about the purchasing process. Can anyone buy these decking boards or do we need to go through a specific supplier? Overall, this post has given me some great ideas for my own garden design. Thank you!”

  4. Kerry Doig
    September 11, 2022

    As an expert in composite building materials, I couldn’t agree more with the points made in this article. Choosing the right color for your decking is a crucial decision, and black composite decking is definitely a top choice for garden designers.

    Not only does black composite decking offer a sleek and modern look, but it also has practical benefits. The low maintenance and durability of composite materials make it a cost-effective option in the long run. And with the added bonus of being slip-resistant, it’s a safe choice for any outdoor space.

    At Ecoscape, we have a range of black composite decking options to choose from, such as our Clarity Collection and Forma range. These boards are not only aesthetically pleasing, but they are also environmentally friendly, made from reclaimed wood fibres and recycled plastic.

    In my experience, black composite decking is a versatile choice that can complement any garden design. Whether you’re going for a contemporary or traditional look, black decking can add a touch of sophistication to your outdoor space.

    So if you’re considering installing or updating your decking, I highly recommend considering black composite decking as your color of choice. With its durability, low maintenance, and stylish appearance, it’s a winning option for any garden.

  5. Jenny
    November 1, 2022

    “Great read! I’ve been considering updating my decking and this article has definitely convinced me to go for black composite decking. The fact that it requires little maintenance and comes with a warranty is a huge plus. I’m curious about the purchasing process though – do you have any recommendations or tips? Overall, this article has been very informative and has me excited to transform my garden with black composite decking. Thanks for the insights!”

  6. natasha stanbury
    November 5, 2022

    “Wow, I never knew that black composite decking was such a popular choice among garden designers! The fact that it requires little maintenance and comes with a 20-year warranty definitely makes it an appealing option. I’m curious about purchasing the Charcoal Black or Midnight Black decking boards from Ecoscape, but I’m wondering how I can go about doing so. Overall, this article was informative and has definitely convinced me to consider black composite decking for my own garden design.”

  7. Nick Craggs
    November 8, 2022

    “Wow, I never knew black composite decking was an option for garden design! This blog post highlights the benefits of choosing this colour, such as low maintenance and durability. I’m definitely considering it for my own garden now. However, I have a question about purchasing the product. Can you provide more information on how to do so? Overall, this post was informative and has me excited to explore the possibilities of black composite decking.”

  8. Guy
    November 21, 2022

    “Great article on the benefits of black composite decking for garden design! I’ve been considering updating my decking and this has definitely convinced me to go for the black option. The fact that it requires little maintenance and comes with a 20-year warranty is a huge plus. I’m curious about how to purchase these boards, could you provide more information on that? Overall, very informative and helpful guide for anyone looking to enhance their garden with durable and stylish decking.”

  9. Terry Cooke
    November 28, 2022

    “Choosing the right colour for your decking is crucial and black composite decking offers both practical and aesthetic benefits. Not only does it require minimal maintenance, but it also adds a sleek and modern touch to any garden design. I appreciate the variety of options available at Ecoscape and am especially interested in the Clarity Collection’s Charcoal Black boards. However, I would love to know more about the purchasing process and any potential discounts for bulk orders. Overall, a great read for anyone considering decking options!”

  10. Marlow
    December 12, 2022

    “Wow, I had no idea that black composite decking was an option for garden design! This blog post has definitely opened my eyes to the benefits of choosing this colour. The fact that it requires little maintenance and comes with a 20-year warranty is a huge plus. I’m definitely considering it for my own garden now. My only question is, how can I purchase these black composite decking boards from Ecoscape? I would love to incorporate them into my garden design.”

  11. Wayne Pascoe
    December 13, 2022

    “Great read! I never considered black composite decking before, but after reading this, I can see why it’s a popular choice among garden designers. The low maintenance and durability make it a practical option, but I’m also impressed by the variety of colour options available at Ecoscape. My only question is, how can I purchase the product? Overall, this article has definitely convinced me to consider black composite decking for my own garden design.”

  12. MARK MACDONALD
    December 25, 2022

    “Choosing the right colour for your decking is crucial, and black composite decking seems to be a popular choice among garden designers. This article provides valuable insights on the benefits of black composite decking, such as low maintenance and durability. I was particularly impressed by the variety of black decking options offered by Ecoscape, along with their 20-year warranty and slip-resistant properties. However, I have a question about purchasing the product. Overall, a great read for anyone considering decking for their garden.”

  13. SARA ALTIERI
    January 12, 2023

    “Great article! I’ve been considering updating my decking and this has given me some valuable insights. I had no idea black composite decking was an option, but after reading about its durability and low maintenance, I’m definitely interested. I do have a question about purchasing though – is it readily available or do I need to order it? Overall, this article has convinced me that black composite decking might just be the perfect choice for my garden. Thanks for the helpful information!”

  14. Emily
    March 2, 2023

    “Choosing the right colour for your decking is crucial, and black composite decking seems to be a popular choice among garden designers. Not only does it offer a sleek and modern look, but it also requires minimal maintenance, saving both time and money. I appreciate the informative guide on the different options available at Ecoscape, but I’m curious about the purchasing process. Overall, a great read for anyone considering composite decking for their garden.”

  15. James
    March 31, 2023

    “Choosing the right colour for your decking can make a big difference in the overall look of your garden. This blog post highlights the benefits of black composite decking and why it’s a popular choice among garden designers. The low maintenance and durability of these boards make them a practical and cost-effective option. However, if you’re interested in purchasing them, you may have to do some research on where to buy them. Overall, a great read for anyone considering black composite decking for their garden.”

  16. Emma
    April 23, 2023

    “Great read! I’ve been considering updating my decking and this article has definitely convinced me to go for black composite decking. The fact that it requires little maintenance and comes with a 20-year warranty is a major plus. I’m glad to know that Ecoscape offers a variety of black decking options. However, I’m curious about how to purchase the product. Overall, this blog post provides valuable insights for those looking to enhance their garden design with black composite decking.”

  17. David Antony Jones
    June 12, 2023

    As an expert in composite building materials, I couldn’t agree more with the points made in this blog post. Choosing the right colour for your decking is crucial, and black composite decking is definitely a top choice for garden designers.

    First and foremost, the durability and low maintenance of composite decking make it a no-brainer for any outdoor space. But when it comes to colour, black stands out as a sleek and modern option. It adds a touch of sophistication and elegance to any garden design, and it’s a versatile choice that can complement a variety of styles.

    But not all black composite decking boards are created equal. That’s why I appreciate the mention of Ecoscape’s Clarity and Forma ranges. These boards not only offer a beautiful charcoal or midnight black colour, but they are also made from sustainable materials and come with a 20-year warranty. Plus, the slip-resistant properties make them safe and practical for any outdoor space.

    In my 15 years of experience, I have seen the rise in popularity of black composite decking amongst garden designers, and for good reason. It’s a choice that not only looks great but also offers long-term benefits. So if you’re considering updating your decking, don’t overlook the power of black composite boards. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.

  18. Dominyka
    June 28, 2023

    “Great article on the benefits of black composite decking for garden design. I’ve been looking into updating my own decking and this has definitely given me some valuable insights. I’m particularly interested in the Charcoal Black range from Ecoscape, but I’m wondering where I can purchase it. Overall, a well-written and informative piece that has convinced me to seriously consider black composite decking for my garden.”

  19. J Maxwell
    July 16, 2023

    “Great article on the benefits of choosing black composite decking for garden design. I never considered the time and money savings from not having to weatherproof or paint the boards. The options from Ecoscape seem like a great choice, especially with the 20-year warranty and slip-resistant properties. I’m interested in purchasing, but I’m not sure how to go about it. Can you provide some guidance on how to purchase the product? Thank you!”

  20. Andrew
    August 12, 2023

    “Great article on the benefits of black composite decking for garden design. The low maintenance and durability of composite boards make them a practical choice, but the added bonus of a sleek black color adds a touch of modern elegance. I’m interested in purchasing some for my own garden, and it’s great to know that Ecoscape offers a range of black composite decking options with a 20-year warranty. Can’t wait to give them a try!”

    • Nick Benn
      June 11, 2022

      What evidence do you have to support the claim that Ecoscape’s black composite decking has a 20-year warranty? Have you personally used their products and experienced their durability?

    • NadiaLedger
      December 16, 2023

      Hi there, thank you for your comment! I completely agree with you on the benefits of black composite decking for garden design. It’s not only a practical choice due to its low maintenance and durability, but it also adds a touch of modern elegance to any outdoor space. We’re glad to hear that you’re interested in purchasing some for your own garden and we’re excited for you to try out our range of black composite decking options with a 20-year warranty. We’re confident that you’ll love the results and we can’t wait to see how it transforms your garden. Thank you for considering Ecoscape for your decking needs!

  21. Malcolm Hoe
    August 16, 2023

    “Choosing the right colour for your decking is a crucial decision, and this article highlights the benefits of black composite decking. Not only is it low maintenance, but it also comes with a 20-year warranty and slip-resistant properties. As a reader, I found this information helpful and would love to know more about how to purchase these boards from Ecoscape. The range of colours available, including the dark Midnight Black, makes it a top choice for garden designers. Great article!”

  22. David Smith
    October 22, 2023

    “Choosing the right colour for your decking can make a big impact on the overall look of your garden. This blog post highlights the benefits of black composite decking and why it’s a popular choice among garden designers. I found it informative and helpful in making my own decking decision. However, I would love to know more about the purchasing process for these black composite decking boards. Overall, a great read!”

    • Nick Benn
      June 24, 2023

      What specific benefits does black composite decking offer compared to other colours? And where can I find these black composite decking boards for purchase?

  23. Stephen Myatt
    December 3, 2023

    I found this article to be very informative and helpful in understanding why black composite decking is a popular choice among garden designers. The fact that it requires little maintenance and comes with a 20-year warranty is definitely a major selling point. I also appreciate the variety of options available, such as the dual-sided boards with different groove patterns. As a homeowner, I have personally experienced the hassle and cost of constantly painting and weatherproofing traditional wooden decking, so the idea of a long-lasting and low-maintenance option like black composite decking is very appealing. Thank you for sharing this valuable information.

  24. Blair
    March 10, 2024

    This article was very informative and highlighted the benefits of choosing black composite decking for garden design. I appreciate the insight into the different options available, such as the Clarity Collection and Forma range. However, I am curious about the purchasing process for these decking boards. It would be helpful to have some information on where to buy them and any potential discounts or deals. Overall, I can see why black composite decking is a popular choice for garden designers and I am considering it for my own garden.

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