Composite Decking Options

Filed in Construction by on November 18, 2014

The deck. A place where afternoons are for napping, dinners are grilled, guests are welcome, and drinks are on hand. A deck is the ultimate symbol of summer relaxation… or is it? If you spent this summer cleaning, sanding, stripping, staining, and sealing your wood deck, you may look at that span of lumber and see chores.


Before you tackle that monotonous list of deck chores again next summer, consider an alternative. Composite decking not only lasts longer, but also requires much less maintenance.


When composite decking first came onto the scene, the options were slim – you could get it in gray. These days, the choices are endless. Composite decking can take on the look of anything from cedar to exotic hardwood. It can reflect any style from traditional, to rustic, to modern and sleek. Your deck can now reflect everything you love about the interior of your home.


Here are a few options from some of the leading composite decking manufacturers. Find your favorite, and then narrow your list of deck chores down to an annual cleaning.


TimberTech-DockSiderTimberTech DockSider

Sand, sun, and water a problem? Not for TimberTech’s DockSider composite decking. DockSider stands up to all the elements that come with life by the lake. DockSider is rot and warp resistant and splinter-free, with a unique 24 inch on-center span.



 TimberTech Earthwood Evolutions Legacy

Preserving the beauty of hand-crafted hardwood flooring; experience your deck in a whole new way. TimberTech’s Legacy collection has the appearance of hand-scraped hardwood that is unique to any other decking. Capped with a protected polymer shell, the plank is resistant to the elements and everyday accidents endured by most decks. Earthwood Evolutions’ 25-year Fade and Stain Warranty gives total peace of mind.


Trex Cabin CollectionTrex Cabin Collection

There’s a calm to this look–the earthy deck colors, the simple railing, the unassuming luxury–that feels right at home under the evergreens, just ready to swallow the view. Trex’s eco-friendly materials see fresh air eye-to-eye while their high-performance shell technology shoos away the kind of tree droppings, sunbake and mildew that can collect in weekend homes.



TimberTech TwinFinish

Benches, planters and other built-ins make a deck more than just a place to put a table – they make it a truly enjoyable custom environment. TwinFinish two-sided composite decking plank is perfect for building that place where you’re surrounded by style, but not overwhelmed by annual maintenance concerns. The plank’s VertiGrain side makes an attractive and slip-resistant walking surface, and the flip side’s serrated texture make the perfect contrast for stand-out deck built-ins.


trex tropical

Trex Tropical Collection

Love the look of an ipe deck or even teak, but not the environmental (or financial) impact? Trex’s tropical-inspired decking, railings and patio furniture provide the perfect combination of exotic good looks and eco-friendly practices while out-performing even the toughest rain forest woods. Now you can experience true outdoor relaxation–the kind that’s only possible when your mind, body and conscience are equally at ease.



Trex Southern Collection

Inspired by a time when the porch was the welcom mat of the home, Trex’s Southern look is all about easy afternoons that stretch into warm evenings. Use these decorative profiles and traditional details anywhere you want to add historic charm to your home’s exterior – with none of the tedious maintenance.




The XLM Natural Collection, by AZEK, provides a pure, earthy, and subdued color palette of three refined hues. This collection blends harmoniously with your environment – providing a seamless transition from your home into the space just outside your back door.



Trex Shenandoah Collection

Picture it: a piece of heaven as dreamy as the rasp and chitter of a million nighttime bugs. Sturdy pergolas and robust railing standing one with whipping winds. High-performance decking and luxe finishing fascia staying rich through decades of wide-open sunshine. And at night? Subtle deck lighting helping you find your way–way past your bedtime–to your favorite spot under the dark sky. Like to go big? Well, come on home.


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