Let’s take these issues in order. First, Green Plank composite decking contains wood, either sawdust or ground wood or rice-shell fibers. That material can absorb liquids such as oil, and the result can be a stain. Even top brands decking can stain if oil, paint, juice or other liquids aren’t quickly cleaned up.

Composite decking typically fades slightly, if at all, in the first season. After that, the color becomes stable. Though Green Plank is working constantly to improve UV protection in its products to reduce or eliminate fading.

Finally, composite decking will scratch if heavy objects such as furniture are dragged across it. Even sharp pet claws and sand can cause scratching just like wooden decking. However, the scratches are typically superficial, and with time, they blend. To prevent scratches, pick up deck furniture when moving it, and broom loose dirt off the decking regularly to prevent abrasions to the composite decking.

Another way to stop furniture from damaging your composite decking floor is to invest in protective cups, mats or pads. Once you’ve bought them, make sure you place them under all table and chair legs which come in contact with your decking floor. The introduction of these protective cups, mats or pads will stop your furnishings from having direct contact with your deck and will help stop your furniture from damaging your decking floor.

Some of our customers have used small/medium grit sandpaper to treat minor scratches or scuff marks. If the stains have set on planks, you may also want to use a fine sandpaper and sand lightly followed by a wire brush to re-grain the decking. Always follow the wood grain finish of the plank. The sanded area will weather back in approximately 8-10 weeks but can very depending on location and specific application.