Our use of maintenance-free decking options has been directly inspired by the quality and variety of composite decking products on the market. Composite decking is made up of wood and plastic, encapsulated by plastic. This combination results in beautiful colours, shades and patterns, while eliminating fading, warping, splintering, and other drawbacks of traditional wood decking.
Similar to Composite options, PVC decking products are immune to stains, discolouration, and mould, but unlike Composite, PVC decking does not contain any wood ingredients and is fully plastic. This means that it is lighter than Composite, more scratch resistant and superior traction. Fifty year warranties are common among PVC suppliers, and PVC decks tend to stay cooler on your feet than Composite.
For those focussed on a natural wood look and comfortable doing some maintenance work, Cedar is one of our favourite decking options. Cedar is rot-resistant, does not absorb much water, and makes for a gorgeous classic look. Resealing every few years is necessary, but a properly cared for cedar deck can look exceptional for a decade or more.