Installing the decks is one of the best ways to make the best use of the backyard space. It is one of the best places to enjoy the evening with loved ones. A well-designed deck with widely selected furniture, lighting and railings make it one of the major highlights of your property. If you are also planning to design a Decking area then you need to aware of the best deck board options so that you get a beautiful long lasting deck.
There are many options available in composite decks like wooden, PVC, capped, etc. They are made using wood and plastic or only wood and only plastic. The wooden part of the composite deck is mostly made of redwood, Kadar, lumber, tropical hardwoods and the plastic part is made up of 100% PVC, which makes it flexible and recyclable.
Top three materials for the composite deck:
Wood composite – This deck material mainly consists of wood fiber or wood flour and lingo-cellulosic filler materials. They are widely used for making deck flooring, fences, railings, landscaping, siding and cladding, doors and windows. They are environment-friendly and require less maintenance.
They are noncorrosive and highly resistant to decay, rot, and attack of the marine borer. They can be shaped into different designs using woodworking tools. Little involvement of plastic in composite wood material helps in recycling the material up to 20%. They are a major selling point because they can be bent easily in strong curves and you also do not need to paint them. They mostly come in gray or earth tones but are available in many different colors. They are available in the market at a very low cost.
Capped wood composite – They are harder, denser and stronger than common wood composite materials. They have added benefits than common wood composite materials because they don’t get split and delaminate due to the failure of binding material. Capped wood composite materials are more resistant to scratch, stain, and molds. These capped wood materials come as a finished product from manufactures.
This deck has 1/16 inches of plastic cap or covering, which protects the inner wooden material. It is more expensive than the common wooden deck. Capped composite decks are either sold in grooved or solid sided board versions. These capped composite boards are left opened from one side to avoid the damage caused during expansion and contraction of materials at different weather conditions.
Polymer composite – These are 100 % recyclable materials as they are completely made up of PVC (polymers). It is available in a wide range of colors and requires the least maintenance. These decks come with 50 years of stain and fade warranty and are also highly durable. They are present in the market from rich browns to grays.
They are made using AZEK (Alloy Armor Technology) which offers diverse elegant looks. This deck provides resistance from corrosive effects and moisture. It can be used to create an inviting porch, railings which enhance the security of the place.