At The Decking Superstore, we carry a wide selection of Western Red Cedar and California Redwood, as well as four tropical hardwoods: , , Garapa and . The first step is to determine whether you want the beauty of wood, or the less maintenance composite decking. Our wood vs composite decking

Historically, composite decking has topped the charts for the best low-maintenance product available. However, through Achieved through technological advances in the treatment process, modified wood is incredibly durable and is typically compared to premium tropical hardwoods. Kebony has been

Material choice will be the biggest portion of the budget. Tropical hardwoods, especially Ipé, are more expensive than the other materials; costs about 2 3 of Ipé with the other hardwoods falling in the middle of those two. Pressure treated deck boards are the least expensive of the choices. Cedar is cost effective

Tropical hardwoods and composite decking combat two of wood decks' biggest shortcomings: a short life span and high maintenance. expect to get about 15 years out of a pressure-treated pine deck, assuming diligent maintenance, and the prognosis for decks on the waterfront is even less favorable.

To keep it in tip-top shape, power wash your pressure-treated deck every couple of years, then treat with a stain or wood preservative. However, they claim that long-term plastic lumber ends up being cheaper due to less expensive maintenance costs and no need to replace rotting wood. Many plastic

A. We've stripped far too many failing film coatings (like the old Sikkens formulations) from ipe and other tropical hardwoods to think they're a good manufacturer recommends two coats, one coat of penetrating oil is plenty for ipe—though you'll need to follow up with at least an annual maintenance coat.

There are many reasons this is a top choice for wood decking, not the least of which its durability & its virtually impenetrability. wood decking is While wood decking will not rot, or grow mold, or get overtaken by termites, it still needs a little maintenance to keep it looking beautiful. Over time its color

Although is striking in appearance, consumers should know that it is less stable than and many of the other tropical decking options available. One should also understand that the amount of streaking can often be inconsistent so some pieces may have little to no streaking and other pieces may have a good

All exterior surfaces collect dirt, dust and contaminants. It is necessary to clean them periodically to keep them looking good. We suggest using Messmer's Wood & Deck Cleaner (Part A) at least twice a year for periodic maintenance cleaning. For information on cleaning a deck, click here: Clean and Maintain a Wood Deck.

After we've cleaned and oiled the deck, it will look at least 10 times better than when it waswood. In spite of the financial strain and inconvenience, the customer will have just witnessed the new deck go from looking its worst to looking remarkable. The deck now meets the important "look good feel

Below are tips best practices for ensuring proper installation. These tips guidelines are to be used in conjunction with lumber purchased from JOB SITE STORAGE. decking can be stacked outdoors, but should be kept directly off solid surfaces at least 4" and should be covered to avoid

Decking options have grown exponentially over the past several years, with five basic types, each with their own aesthetics, maintenance and price range, now the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association, the four best grades of cedar to use for decking are (listed from most expensive and clearest, to least expensive and

Oil Hardwood Deck Finish provides excellent penetration of even the densest hardwoods with minimal raising of the grain. It protects and conditions the wood while maintaining a completely natural appearance. For exceptional results on , , and other exotic hardwoods, Oil is the best

Synthetics, such as composite and PVC decking, and tropical hardwoods, such as ipe and mahogany, offer ease of maintenance and longevity that put the traditional favorites in the However, to keep the cedar looking good, it should be cleaned and resealed every year, at a cost of $90 to $100 if you do the job yourself.

Garapa (Apuleia Leiocarpa) is a South American tropical hardwood used for decking in NZ. Attractive golden coloured timber which Consumer Guide. Cost $$$$. Low Maintenance Joists should be clean and sound and the screws should penetrate at least 40mm into the joists to achieve good holding. Pre-drilling and

The three biggest problems affecting the look and performance of hardwood decking materials are completely preventable; improper moisture management (draining and ventilation), improper acclimation and improper finishing. Because high density tropical hardwood species like , , Garapa