Choosing A Decking MaterialMay 19th, 2014 | by Admin Deck Experts | in Custom Deck Building | 0
A deck can provide ample outdoor space for fun during the warmer months. One important thing to consider is the decking material. There are certain advantages and disadvantages to different decking materials, and the decision is dependent on personal preference as much as specific needs.
Composite decking is made of a mixture of fibre, plastic, and binding materials. Composite decking mimics wood and is available in wood stains or a wide variety of colours. The benefit of composite decking is that it needs less attention than traditional lumber decking and does not need to be cleaned as often because it is more stain resistant. One popular brand of composite decking that you may have heard of is Trex, Inc.
With traditional wood decking, the natural wood is subject to nature and can warp and stain over time. Boards can crack and come loose, and therefore will need attention. The traditional wooden boards will also need to be stained and sanded more often than a composite deck would need to be maintained. Cedar is a popular wood used for decking because it is a strong wood that is resistant to rot, decay, and insects.
Other decking materials include plastic decking, which does not splinter and is fairly weather-resistant but does not resemble real wood as much as composite decking. Polystyrene decking is another option, and it resembles wood and is non-slip and easy to install. If you’re not building a raised deck, you can also use paving stones, natural stones, or concrete to create a level area in your backyard where you can easily use a barbecue. In addition, consider what type of railings will be best for your deck.
Talk to your professional decking experts at Deck Experts in Surrey to learn about your options and which will be best for you.