When the outbreak is under control, you’ll miss the outdoors this summer, with barbecues, lounges and parties on the deck of your fancy new backyard. There’s only one problem: it hasn’t been built yet. When you are in the planning stage of building your dream outdoor deck, the first big decision you need to make is to prepare the best deck materials for you.
The three main composite deck boards material design choices you will see on the market are pressure-treated wood, wood plastic composite decking
and PVC (also known as vinyl). Wood is a more natural product, while composites and vinyl are artificial decorative materials. Which one you choose to determine the style options, the price, the feel of having it, and the maintenance needed to keep it looking its best.
At Seven Trust, we are committed to helping homeowners make the most of their outdoor space. We sell everything from fences and railings to deck materials. That’s why we’re helping homeowners find the best decorative materials for their dream backyard.
Deck material options
Wood, composite and PVC – three popular outdoor garden deck material choices all have their advantages. Understanding the differences and advantages can be a challenge, but we’ve put together a batch of materials for you. Break down each pros and cons to help our customers find the best deck materials.
If you have any questions, Seven Trust’s decorators are ready to help – contact us immediately!
Outdoor Wood Floor
A classic. For decades, all decks were constructed from simple pressure-treated wood because vinyl and composite deck boards material had not been invented. Wood flooring is by far the cheapest option on the market and will remain popular. However, the wooden deck is prone to decay, mold, insect pests and fragmentation. To avoid these problems, you will need to repaint or redye the wooden deck every summer. But depending on the price, a wooden deck may be the best decoration for some homeowners.
It is important to note that in the long run, wooden decks will cost more than composites or PVC simply because of the maintenance costs required.
Advantages: can be painted almost any color or dyed, the price is very cheap.
Cons: requires annual maintenance, is prone to fragmentation, and has a shorter life than the other two options.
Because wood plastic composite decking
looks similar with traditional lumber, because this lumber and wood plastic composite deck compare often appear. However, this similarity is only on the surface, because composite flooring has a large number of advantages of artificial flooring materials, making it easier to have. For example, composite flooring does not break and never needs to be repainted or redyed to prevent mold and decay. In addition, the composite deck will not break. These maintenance-free advantages make it a popular composite deck boards material choice.
Unfortunately, the wood plastic composite deck itself can be scraped and bleached in direct sunlight during everyday use. In terms of price, the composite flooring we sell is right between the cost of wood and the cost of ethylene. However, not all composites are created equal. In order for the composite to be durable, it needs to have a good protective cover to protect the recycled material in the plate core from expansion and decay due to the entry of moisture.
Advantages: appearance similar to solid wood, no need to repaint or dye, long life, no rot or mold.
Cons: deck panels may be accidentally scratched or broken, color may be dimmed by the sun.
Vinyl is probably the best decorative material on the market, with all the maintenance-free advantages of composites and a unique luxury look. Vinyl trim panels come in a variety of colors, including beautiful wood grain patterns used in rural designs.
PVC is more likely to appear when comparing artificial flooring materials, as the deck panels are not susceptible to damage from scratches, which can damage the composite panels. In addition, although any material left in the sun fades, vinyl is a better protection against discolouration than composites. All these advantages do come at a price – vinyl is the most expensive deck material option on the market.
Advantages: gorgeous, high-grade appearance, no need to repaint or dye, long service life, will not rot or moldy, more resistant to fading, completely waterproof.
Disadvantages: high price
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Wood, wood plastic composite decking
, vinyl PVC decking
: each of these composite deck boards material types has advantages and disadvantages. If you are alone, you must balance the price to be paid upfront, if you can maintain it year after year and your favorite outdoor decor.
According to their needs, budget and style, these three are the best decorative materials for anyone. However, we tend to recommend PVC decking
as our preferred material choice. Most users have told us time and time again that they prefer the look of vinyl to wood plastic composite decking
materials – no need to repaint or recolor the deck, which makes the extra upfront investment worth it. In addition, the vinyl deck
allows you to enjoy lazy Sunday afternoons and backyard barbecues for the rest of your life – the life of the vinyl deck can also offset the upfront costs.
Whether you choose PVC or wood plastic composite decking
, we can pick top brands and provide the best warranty to support them. Explore our case gallery and see the ornate decorations in real projects.
The best composite deck boards materials installed by Seven Trust’s preferred contractor, now that you have found the best platform materials for your project, the next step is to figure out how to build the platform. Whether you are going DIY or working with a contractor, Seven Trust is your shop for the best decorative materials – At very competitive prices.
If you do need contractor advice, please contact us to find the Seven Trust
preferred contractor to improve your backyard space.