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Not only is Millboard decking one of the most realistic wood-look decking boards available on the market today, landscapers and gardeners have long been utilising its versatility and durability to create striking designs. As Millboard decking can be mitred and glued using PU wood adhesive, it makes it very easy to create a seamless masterpiece.

Read on to discover our favourite alternative uses…

Brentwood House Smoked Oak 2

Take a back seat

The perfect spot to perch to enjoy your morning coffee. Seating created from Millboard decking boards will seamlessly blend in with your deck and avoids the pitfalls of having to stain, oil or repaint traditional alternatives such as timber.

Products used:

  • Millboard Enhanced Grain Smoked Oak decking boards
  • Millboard Enhanced Grain Smoked Oak Flexible Bullnose Edging
  • Millboard Enhanced Grain Smoked Oak Fascia board
  • Under-lip decking lighting
Millboard planters

Coming up roses

Create raised beds, zone your garden or simply use up any offcuts you may have from your project with planters. They offer an attractive alternative to timber or other composite decking solutions that would be affected by the moisture of the soil and frequent watering.

Colour-wise, complement or contrast with your flooring and fill with beautiful grasses, flowers or bulbs to inject some greenery and colour into gardens small or large.

Products used:

  • On the left - Millboard Enhanced Grain Brushed Basalt decking boards, Millboard Enhanced Grain Brushed Basalt Bullnose Boards
  • On the right - Millboard Enhanced Grain Smoked Oak decking boards, Millboard Enhanced Grain Smoked Oak Bullnose Boards
Limed Oak Water Feature

Just add water

Thanks to the waterproof qualities of the boards, a water feature made from Millboard products creates a beautifully modern centrepiece that would not normally be viable with traditional timber. Pictured is the example from our London showroom, which you can visit here.

Products used:

  • Millboard Enhanced Grain Smoked Oak decking boards for the main framework (sides and back)
  • Smoked Oak Bullnose Board to surround
  • Square Edging to finish the back wall
Millboard table tops

Table talk

Take a seat at the table with the tops made from decking boards. The non-porous surface makes it much easier to clean small spills, and the Lastane finish is more resistant to scratches compared to harder products.

Also used in commercial environments, spot them at outside dining areas such as Costa Coffee, Pret-A-Manger and KFC to name but a few.

Products used:

  • Millboard Weathered Oak Embered decking boards
  • Metal table frame
Millboard Patterns
Weathered Pattern

Pleasing patterns

Get creative with interesting tessellations to add a modern and contemporary flair. Colour variations, shapes and sizes mean the options are endless.

Our favourites are this op-art example, using our fascia boards, or this modern take on the traditional herringbone or chevron pattern.

Products used:

  • Millboard Brushed Basalt, Limed Oak and Smoked Oak Fascia boards
  • Millboard Weathered Oak Embered, Driftwood and Vintage decking boards
Millboard Gate 2

Gate crasher

Millboard’s good-looks aren’t just inspired by wood, installation is too. This makes it straightforward to create items that would normally be made from timber without the associated drawbacks, such as gates, fencing and screening.

Products used:

  • Millboard Weathered Oak Driftwood decking boards
Millboard Vintage Pool Surround

In the swim

Many timber decking options are usually a no-no around a pool, as the slippiness of timber when wet is not worth the risk. The hazard of splinters under foot is also important to consider, making regular sanding a must.

You needn’t compromise on the looks of timber though, as Millboard decking is an ideal alternative. The boards reduce the risk of slipping and will resist fading better than timber. Being completely wood-free, there are no risk of splinters either.

Products used:

  • Millboard Weathered Oak Vintage decking boards
  • Millboard Vintage Flexible Bullnose Edging
Embered Wall

Off the wall

Explore the biophilia trend that is currently booming – it’s been said it can even help with improving your wellbeing – with a living wall made from Millboard decking boards. Purchase low-maintenance preserved moss panels (low maintenance as it does not grow, so doesn’t require trimming or watering!) or alternatively simply use the boards as a backdrop to create a rustic, homespun style.

Products used:

  • Millboard Weathered Oak Embered decking boards

Want more inspiration? Take a look at our gallery for lots more creative design ideas!

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