Capped Composite Decking is composite decking, with a thin, approximately 1/16th inch, PVC-like veneer, or cap. This cap provides protection for the composite underneath. The cap is also formulated differently, in order to provide increased fade, stain, and scratch resistance. Capped composite decking is more expensive than both normal composite decking and wood decking because of the more involved manufacturing process in adding the second, co extruded layer to the board. Capped composites may have the look of a more artificial wood product, although manufacturers form the product with a realistic wood grain or brush stroke. Capped composites, although formulated to resist fading, stains, and scratches, will show some wear over time, even if it is less than a normal composite or real wood product.
Numerous grain patterns and colours will help you choose the perfect fit for your back yard project!