Can I Put Patio Furniture On Composite Decking?

October 1, 2020

Then you build a new composite deck you might be wondering if you can put patio furniture on it. The fact of the matter is that you can put whatever you like on your new composite decking. This means you have the freedom to enjoy it as you please.

Using Patio Furniture On Your Decking

When you use patio furniture on your decking it gives you the opportunity to enjoy the sun when it comes out. You can sit on your decking and enjoy the view while the sun warms your skin. Place your furniture whenever you please and relax, knowing that your new composite decking is strong enough to withstand you and your furniture. This means you can potentially enjoy having dicing in your garden for many years to come.

Have A Barbecue

Why not place your barbecue on the decking and enjoy having friends and family round while you cook a range of foods? Some users of composite decking like to have decking-warming parties to celebrate. 

This is a great way to use your decking, and you can rest assured that your decking is will not be damaged by your barbecue or the heat from it. 

Spend Time Outdoors

When you place patio furniture on your decking you are much more likely to spend time outdoors. This is ideal if you want to encourage people to spend time outside. Even children will enjoy sitting on the patio furniture. This will also encourage them to spend time outside, and that is never a bad thing. 

Add Whatever You Like

You can actually add whatever you like to your composite decking. It has so many uses, the only limit is your imagination. However, here are a few examples as to what you can add to your new composite decking. 

  • A sand pit – Do you want your little ones to play outside more? Composite decking is strong enough to withstand the weight of a child’s sandpit. Just make sure you fill the sand pit with sand as instructed by the manufacturer. 
  • Children’s toys – Keeping children’s toys on the decking can keep the rest of your garden tidy. You can even store the toys in a storage container that can sit on your new decking, should you wish to. Did you know that keeping children’s toys on your decking can encourage your little ones to go outside and play with them? Again, this is never a bad thing. 
  • Plant pots – Why not place some plant pots on your new decking so that you can tend to them as and when they need it? Not only will it help you keep an eye on them but it can also make your decking an even nicer place to be. 
  • Barbecue – As we have already mentioned, you can place a barbecue on your decking. This is a great way to use your decking, and you can rest assured that your decking is will not be damaged by your barbecue or the heat from it. 

Scratching Your New Composite Deck

Many people might be justifiably concerned about scratching their decking. The bottom of chairs and tables could potentially scratch your new decking but the good news is there is a way around it. Sticky felt pads that are available from many hardware stores can be added to the bottom of the chair’s legs and any table legs. The felt pads can help to protect your decking from scratches. They tend to be used indoors when you place furniture on wooden flooring but the work just as well on composite decking. 

There is no reason why you cannot put patio furniture on your composite decking. Please just make sure that you remove any cushions during the wetter seasons. This is to ensure they do not become damp. During the winter months, you might wish to cover your decking so it remains in good condition at all times. 

As you can see, composite decking is very versatile and it can be used in a variety of ways. All you have to do is choose how much decking you need and what color you would like it to be in. 

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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