Pros: Aluminium decking is a Class A2 fire rated material with a 60-year design life. This lightweight yet strong material won’t rust or rot and can be coated in a wide range of colours. Aluminium is easily recycled with a low-cost life cycle and is easily machined and handled.
Cons: Aluminium can quickly become hot to the touch when exposed to direct sunlight. Due to it being metal, it is also noisier to walk on or in heavy rainfall compared to other materials, such as our Luxura decking.
MyDek’s Luxura Mineral composite decking has a natural timber look with an A1 fire rating for non-combustibility. It provides exceptional slip resistance and is stain resistant with an easy to clean surface.
The hard-wearing mineral composite provides ultimate durability and will never warp, twist or rot. It sounds and feels solid underfoot and maintains a stable temperature range. Luxura can be cut and machined like hardwood, and mechanically fixed to eliminate risk of wind uplift.
Luxura has a 30-year limited warranty and 60-year design life.
Due to its material characteristics, it is heavier than aluminium but lighter than stone or concrete. It does require specific blades to cut it but these are readily available on the market.
MyDek delivers throughout the UK and to many destinations worldwide.
Prices vary depending on product and quantity purchased. Please contact our Sales team on 03300 94 94 11 or email [email protected] for accurate pricing for your project.
As a manufacturer, MyDek deal predominantly with larger scale residential developments. Our products are available to purchase directly through our website however and come in standard pack sizes. See website for more details.
Lead times can vary depending on the product specified and current stock levels, however as a guide:
Standard UK delivery of stock items is typically 2-3 days. Non-stock or made-to-order production can vary between 6-12 weeks. Please speak to our sales team to discuss your specific requirements.
Yes, aluminium decking can be easily recycled along with other scrap metals. Luxura can also be easily recycled along with other building masonry such as concrete, bricks etc which are typically sent for crushing and repurposing.
Most of our decking ranges come with a 30-year warranty (Innova has a 15-year warranty).
Whilst all MyDek products are designed for use in high-traffic areas, we would recommend our Luxura range which provides outstanding durability for decking of balconies, terraces and all areas where a high-performance surface is required.
Examples of projects where MyDek non-combustible decking systems have been installed can be viewed on the Projects page of our website. We regularly update this page with new case studies so be sure to check back regularly!
All our products are rigorously tested to ensure that they comply with slip-resistance standards.
The natural character of Luxura’s mineral composite material has outstanding slip resistance properties and is resistant against frost, algae and moss growth.
Aluminum decking, being a metal, has a tendency to sound metallic underfoot or can resonate in heavy rain. If acoustic values are a concern, we recommend specifying our Luxura range, which sounds solid underfoot, similar to timber decking.
MyDek products are manufactured to the highest of standards and with long-term performance in mind. Our aluminium decking uses super-durable powder coating materials which have enhanced UV resistance (known as Florida 3-year UV rating). Over years it is normal for some very slight fading to take place – especially if exposed to high levels of direct sunlight. This should not be to a level that would be a cause for concern though.
Luxura mineral composite decking also offers outstanding UV resistance, being made from natural mineral components and without any artificial pigments. We have not had any reports of fading from Luxura.
Whilst aluminium decking (like many materials) can get hot in direct sunlight, our Luxura mineral composite decking is designed to maintain a stable temperature range for longer.
Our aluminium and mineral composite decking systems have been extensively tested to ensure outstanding load bearing capacity and resistance to scratches and wear. Most of our decking systems have a 30-year warranty and 60-year design life.