The Best Composite Deck Materials

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Composite deck materials provide the look of wood with less maintenance. Unlike wood, composite doesn't crack or discolor, and you don't need to worry about staining it to prevent moisture from penetrating it. However, not all composite deck materials are equal. Product variation exists in quality and price from manufacturer to manufacturer. With a little research, you can ensure that you receive the best product for your budget.

Compression Molded

  • Compression-molded composite deck materials are manufactured by Evergreen. The technique yields a product that closely resembles the fine grain detail of actual wood with the advantages of composite; it never needs to be stained. It's made of wood and fiber and available in seven different wood shades with corresponding rail systems. The product is also slip-resistant, so there's less chance of a fall when the surface becomes wet.

Cellular PVC Decking

  • Gossen Decking produces cellular PVC (polyvinyl chloride) decking. Its superior construction creates a consistent, durable material that resists both scratches and stains. Once installed, the product is nearly maintenance-free; you don' have to worry about cupping, rotting or decaying. Gossen Decking provides the composite deck materials in a number of colors and finishes to suit most consumer tastes.

Aluminum Decking

  • Aluminum decking is a type of composite material comprised of heavy-duty powder-coated aluminum. It's available in panels up to 6 inches wide and 1 inch think. Aluminum decking has an uninterrupted locking seal that creates a unified, water-tight floor surface. The surface is slip-resistant and cooler than wood. You can purchase decking and a rail system in one of four colors. Aluminum decking is manufactured by Lockdry and includes a limited lifetime product guarantee.

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