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Put Composite Decking over Wood





Putting Composite Decking Over Wood: Transform Your Decking Space

Are you looking to upgrade your outdoor space and wondering if you can put composite decking over existing wood? In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore the process of installing composite decking over wood, answer common questions, and provide tips to help you achieve a beautiful, long-lasting deck transformation.

Can You Put Composite Decking Over Wood?

Yes, you can put wood plastic composite decking over existing wood!This approach offers several advantages, including reducing the need for extensive demolition and providing a fresh, durable surface for your deck.

 How to Put WPC Decking Over Wood

Follow these steps for installing composite decking over wood:

 1. Assess the Condition of the Existing Deck

- Inspect the current wood deck for any signs of damage, rot, or instability. Address and repair any structural issues before proceeding.

 2. Plan and Measure

  Determine the dimensions and layout of your new composite decking.

  Measure and order the necessary materials, including composite deck boards, fasteners, and any additional support components.

  3. Prepare the Surface

  Clean the existing wood deck thoroughly to remove dirt, debris, and any loose or damaged boards.

  Ensure the surface is dry before proceeding.

  4. Add Support and Framing (If Needed)

  Depending on the condition of the existing deck, you may need to reinforce the substructure with additional joists or supports.

  Ensure that the framing is level, securely anchored, and meets local building codes.

  5. Install MexyTech Composite Decking

- Begin by installing composite deck boards perpendicular to the existing wood deck boards.

- Use appropriate composite deck fasteners, such as hidden clips or screws, to secure the boards to the framing.

- Leave adequate gaps between boards to allow for drainage and expansion.

  6. Trim and Finish

- Trim the edges of the composite decking to create a clean, finished look.

- Consider adding railings, fascia boards, and other finishing touches to enhance the aesthetics of your new deck.

  7. Maintenance and Enjoyment

- Composite decking requires minimal maintenance compared to wood decks. Regular cleaning and occasional inspections will help ensure its longevity and beauty.

- Enjoy your newly transformed composite deck!


  Q: Can I replace my wood deck boards with composite?

A: Yes, you can replace wood deck boards with MexyTech composite boards to upgrade the look and durability of your deck.

  Q: Do I need to remove the existing wood deck boards before installing composite decking?

A: It's not necessary to remove the existing wood deck boards, but it's crucial to ensure they are structurally sound and in good condition before installing composite decking over them.





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