Mitten Vinyl Australia has introduced a stylish new decking in the Australian market offering an attractive, sustainable and reliable alternative to traditional timber decking solutions.

One of the most popular features of the classic Australian backyard, timber decking adds both beauty and value to the home. While timber decking is justifiably an attractive option to designers and homeowners alike, it also has its drawbacks, especially in terms of maintenance.

Timber decking requires regular maintenance as well as painting and staining to retain the desired appearance and prevent splitting or cracking. The expensive and time-consuming maintenance requirement of timber decks has led to the rising popularity of alternative decking solutions such as composite decking.

Composite decking is constructed from a mix of recycled fibres and plastics, providing a sustainable and maintenance-free alternative to timber, complete with the elegant look and style of timber without the hassles.

Composite decking solutions make up almost 50 percent of the American decking market; however, the Australian market has been a little slower in accepting this sustainable alternative. This is attributed to the availability of cheaper Asian imports that easily split, stain and scratch, and have a short lifecycle in contrast to quality composite decking, which is durable and long lasting, and provides an authentic timber look.

Tru North Decking from Mitten Vinyl Australia is a premium range of stylish Canadian decking manufactured from 95 percent natural fibre and recycled materials, and virtually maintenance-free with no requirement for painting or staining.

Tru North Decking can be installed easily with the patented Slide & Go fastening system; the hidden fastening device also eliminates use of nails or screws.

Tru North Decking comes with a 20-year warranty for long-term worry-free outdoor living.