Classic VS Designer Series: Which is right for you?

So you’ve decided to transform your outdoor area with Ekodeck as the timber alternative for your decking and screening, but have not yet decided which range of Ekodeck you’re going to use.

Classic Decking

Easily repairable by sanding

R11 & P5 slip resistance rating

Textured sanded finish

Work it just like timber

Made with over 90% reclaimed & recycled materials

15-year warranty

Designer Series Decking

Superior stain resistance

R10 & P5 slip resistance ratings

Natural, variable timber grain finish

100% polymer DurashellTM coating

Made with over 80% reclaimed & recycled materials

Up-to 25-year warranty

But how do you know which boards, the Ekodeck Classic or Ekodeck Designer Series are the right ones for you?

ekodeck composite decking comparison table

It’s a question we get asked often.

To help you, let’s take a closer look at the Ekodeck Classic and the Ekodeck Designer Series, so you can be confident knowing what will be best for you and your outdoor area.

Ekodeck Decking / Classic / Greystone

Ekodeck Decking / Designer Series / Leatherwood

Ekodeck Classic 

As the name suggests, Ekodeck Classic is a longstanding timber decking and screening alternative that has been tried and tested in New Zealand conditions for more than ten years (since 2009, to be exact). During this time, it has proven to be cost-effective, durable, dependable, and hardwearing. 

Ekodeck Classic is a traditional WPC (wood-plastic composite), and is made from a mixture of 50/50 reclaimed timber and recycled plastic. The sanded finish of the boards provides a high anti-slip rating (R11 & P5) for greater safety to outdoor areas.

Ekodeck Classic boards come in two colours, Greystone and Highland Oak. Each board is the same composition and colour, giving you a consistent look for your outdoor areas, and allowing you to sand out any scratches or marks!

Ekodeck Classic facts at a glance:

Ekodeck Classic Deck in Greystone, Brisbane

    • Over a decade of real-world testing

    • 15-year warranty

    • Durable and hardwearing

    • Consistent colour all the way through the board

    • Easily repairable by sanding

    • Made using over 90% reclaimed and recycled materials

    • Colourfast and UV stabilised

    • High slip rating (R11 & P5)

    • Cost-effective

Ekodeck Classic Dark Brown

The Ekodeck Classic range is ideal if…

You want a consistent, versatile, and easy to work with timber alternative that looks great and is hardwearing, repairable, and cost-effective.

Ekodeck Designer Series

Ekodeck Designer Series gives you many similar features of the Ekodeck Classic range, but with a few key points of difference. One of the favourites being the six different colours that provide warm, natural timber tones with subtle variations from board to board for a high-end, designer finish. 

Our Designer Series boards are a co-extruded composite board, as they have the Durashell™ coating which wraps around the same WPC core as our Ekodeck Classic boards, and gives you a strong, durable shield against staining and discolouration.

The Durashell™ coating wraps and protects the entire board and shields the core from moisture, UV, and the elements to withstand the harshest climates in New Zealand. This extra protection means the Ekodeck Designer Series comes with a warranty of up to 25-years. 

Ekodeck Designer Series facts at a glance:

Designer Series Backbeach Ocean Grove

    • Equipped with Durashell™ coating

    • Up to 25-year warranty

    • Made using over 80% reclaimed and recycled materials

    • Anti-slip rated – R10 & P5

    • Superior stain resistance

    • Wide colour range

    • Natural timber tones

    • Easy to clean and maintain

    • High-end ‘designer’ finish

Ekodeck Designer Series Leatherwood

The Ekodeck Designer Series range is ideal if…

You are an active entertainer who wants greater colour choice, an architecturally inspired finish, and a long-lasting, low maintenance, highly stain-resistant and easy to clean timber decking and screening alternative.

Ready to make your decision?

Check out our range of Ekodeck Classic and Ekodeck Designer Series options, or order your free sample kit direct to your door to get a feel for it!

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