Should I use a grill mat on my Trex deck?
A grill mat made from PVC will protect the composite decking from grease without damaging the decking. Avoid grill mats with rubber backing because they can cause the decking to become discoloured. If you are busy and just need a solution for under your grill to protect your composite decking.
Can you have a BBQ on composite decking?
Remember that composite decking material composition now wood fibre and plastic. So, the plastic part of composite decking boards can burn. If you are safety conscious, you will not put a charcoal grill on your composite decking. Instead, you will use it outdoors, in the open space in your garden.
Can you put your grill on your deck?
Grilling Safety Tips
Make sure grills are not underneath overhanging branches. Grills cannot be used on a porch, balcony or deck with a roof, overhang or wall (other than the exterior of the building).
Where should a grill be placed on a deck?
Keep the gas grill on the deck away from overhead tree branches. Trees around the deck may be great, providing shade while you grill. But make sure that there is at least 10′ (3m) between the top of the grill and the tree branches. Hate to burn those trees while frying your steaks.
Will a Trex melt?
Polypropylene can start melting at 320° F and PVC at 212° F; Trex itself has stated publicly that their “decking will soften as low as 176 degrees Fahrenheit.”
How do I protect my deck from my grill?
The simplest way to protect deck railing from the grill is a wool or welding blanket before firing up the grill drape the blanket over the railing, protecting it from heat and flames. Then after the grill has cooled down, fold up and put away returning your railing to its former beauty.
Are grill mats necessary?
If you want to maintain the cleanliness of your grilling space and also lengthen the life of your deck, a deck mat (or grill mat) is a must-have. A deck grill mat acts as a protective layer between your grill and the deck. It prevents grease, sauce, or any other splattering liquids from causing damage to the flooring.