The original and still most common decking choice, wood is natural, strong, easy to install and feels good under bare feet. Composite. Composite decking. View as slideshow. Photo by Hamilton Hedrick. Made by combining a blend of plastic and waste wood fibers, these boards won't splinter and don't need to be stained
Mar 24, 2017 While wood is the most popular type of decking, other materials are catching on with homeowners. Here are four types of Composite Decking. Pros: Best for the look of wood without the need to stain. It's made of plastic and wood fiber and sometimes can be stained to change its color. Most now also come
But beware, not all treated woods are created equal. The standard treated decking at my local lumberyard costs less than cedar. But inexpensive treated wood is often full of moisture and will shrink unevenly and twist when it dries. One homeowner told me, “Yeah, my treated deck may last forever—but it's going to look BAD
Our most common question: “Should I go with wood or composite for my next decking project”? The choices are quite simple. If you really like the look of wood and don't mind a little upkeep (upkeep is optional if you don't mind your untreated deck to turn grey over time), then wood decking is definitely the way to go.