Regardless of how you design the deck or how you enhance it with beautiful outdoor living decor, one of its main purposes is being a big, flat walking surface. This makes your choice of decking materials an important design decision. Oftentimes, the overall cost of one’s deck depends on the chosen materials.
Today, property owners have access to a wide range of decking materials. This means that you can easily find a material that suits your budget. From natural woods to composite materials, below are some of the common options that you may consider:
Hardwoods are often resistant to decay and rot. Common examples include Jarrah, Tigerwood, Jatoba, Brazilian Cherry, Purple Heart, IPE, and mahogany. Oftentimes, these decking materials require more work and effort. Long-term exposure to the bright sun may cause splitting and cracking issues. With a steady maintenance schedule, however, hardwoods make for truly beautiful decks.
Trex® composite decking materials consist of recycled materials such as plastics and woods. If you are looking for decking materials and railings that do not split, fade, or rot (issues that have plagued the decking industry in the past), you can’t go wrong with Trex® decking and railing products.
In today’s world of decking, there are many types of materials to choose from. LA Decks is more than happy to help our customers understand the differences between the decking materials. Our team members will help you choose the right materials based on your application, budget, aesthetic, maintenance, and structural needs.