Best Decking Materials: Wood, Composite, Aluminum & More
HomeAdvisor's Deck Material Option Guide compares wood vs. non-wood, alternative materials for outdoor decks, patios and porches. Find all types of decking materials including aluminum, PVC, plastic, hardwood, redwood, fiberglass, steel, ipe, cedar, eco-friendly composites and more. Discover which is best for full sun weather, durability, cost, fire resistance and more.
Download Decking Installation Guide. Recycled Plastic Decking, sometimes called eco plastic wood decking, is not only very eco-friendly but the ideal replacement for wood in ideal material for decking, walkways, fishing pegs, jetties or footpaths which are continually exposed to the elements.
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Both wood materials are subject to marring and denting although they provide a beautiful decking surface. It is recommended to wash the wood at least once a year so it can extend the life of the product even more. These decking materials should cost you about $3-$4 per square foot, and add a couple more for the installation or labor pricing.
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Plastic has a number of benefits over traditional wood decking materials. Wood requires staining and sealing, and wood boards can splinter or crack. Wood also expands and contracts during temperature fluctuations, which can lead to swelling and warped boards.
All of our composite products, including our composite decking, is available in 8, carefully chosen contemporary colours, so you can pick whichever tone suits your aesthetic best! WPC Decking. Our wood plastic composite decking boards are made from 60% recycled hard wood fibers and 40% recycled polyethylene, bonding agent, additives and tint.
Our deck boards are made from high quality, slow-grown European Redwood Pine. The tight, compact growth rings, that are a feature of wood grown in northern countries, provide a stable deck board to work with.
GRP roofing is a single ply (Glass Reinforced Polyester) laminate. GRP is an ideal way to finish, repair or update new or existing flat roof surfaces. A smooth modern finish is achieved using our range of GFP liquids and trims.