Decking Material Choices

Choosing the perfect deck material

While cost is often the most influential factor involved in making a decking material selection, there are other factors that the homeowner should consider such as workability, durability, insect resistance. Here some options to explore to make an informed choice.

When planning an outdoor deck, one of the decisions you face is which material to use for the decking. While most decks use pressure-treated wood lumber for the under structure (the posts, beams, joists, etc.), the decking can be a completely different material. The three most commonly used materials for decking are wood, wood-composite (a mixture of wood fibers and plastic), or an all-plastic decking made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC).

Each year we see an increase in customers opting for low maintenance decking materials for their outdoor living space. This trend sees more and more people opting for wood-composite and pvc decking products over traditional building materials like Western Red Cedar and Pressure Treated Pine, which often require annual maintenance such as cleaning, sanding and refinishing.

Super Decks Toronto is a free maintenance deck specialist, we are certified, experienced installer of top brands of maintenance free decking for over 10 years.

Our projects managers have extensive knowledge of all this decks product, they will inform and guide you for the perfect decking finishing choice.

Trex composite decking:

A low-maintenance, high-performance composite that offers all the charm and none of the trouble of real wood. With its high-definition grain pattern and classic colour options, Trex decking features a rich and sophisticated finish at a value that only adds to its appeal. Composite Trex decking is designed for maximum durability. It resists fading, staining, scratching and mold, and won’t rot, crack or warp. It’s also insect-proof and splinter-free, making it safer and more comfortable for families with kids and pets.

Trex decking limited warranty: 25-year fade and stain Warranty.


Azek pvc decking

AZEK’s capped polymer and PVC performance decking materials resist scratches, stains, mold, and mildew. AZEK Decking materials are engineered to last and retain their beauty. These elegant decks boards are made from capped polymer and protected by Alloy Armour Technology™ (AAT), the latest in materials science innovation. AZEK decking materials resist scratches, stains, insects, moisture, mold, and mildew, and a promise protection from cupping, cracking, and more with a 30-year limited fade and stain and lifetime limited warranties.

Azek pvc decking limited warranty: 30-year fade and stain and lifetime limited warranties.


Timbertech composite decking:

Timbertech capped composite and traditional composite decking is more durable and long-lasting than traditional wood. Be confident, the colour and texture of your deck will last for years with no need to seal or stain your deck. TimberTech composite decking resists mold, mildew, stains, scratches, insects, rotting and fading, and it won’t splinter, warp, or cup. This great capped wood composite goes the extra mile with a protective cap on all four sides of our deck boards making your deck more resistant to the elements.

Timbertech limited decking warranty: 25-year product warranty and 30-Year fade & stain warranty.


Fiberon composite decking:

Fiberon decking has been manufacturing high-quality composite and Pvc decking products designed to make exceptional outdoor living for every taste and budget. Fiberon composite deck is a high-performance, eco-friendly wood alternative, Fiberon decking offers the warmth and appeal of natural hardwoods without all the time and expense of maintenance. Choose from a wide range of colours and wood look decks finishes.

Fiberon decking limited warranty: 25-year product warranty.


Zuri pvc decking:

Zuri® Premium Decking, combines the aesthetics of exotic timber while maintaining its beauty far longer. Which gives you the opportunity to build an outdoor environment second to none. Scratch and slip resistant, color fading resistant, resists mold, mildew, stains, insects and rotting.

Zuri decking limited warranty: 25-year product warranty


Decks in Western Red cedar:

Popular most of all for its appearance. Its fine, straight grain, outstanding strength/weight ratio and low rate of expansion and contraction make it a much sought-after species. It is an environmentally-friendly product since it does not need to be treated. Red cedar contains natural oils that make it resistant to moisture, insects and decay. It is light, easy to work with and easily accepts a range of finishes including paint, tint, varnish, oil or wax. As well, it is highly resistant to warping and checking.

Advantages: Economical, nice wood grain, naturally stable.  

Durability: On the durability scale, western red cedar is defined as a durable (15-25 years) to highly durable (25+ years) product. In other words, selecting western red cedar for your deck can guarantee a durable product for at least 15-20 years.

Disadvantages: Softwood, Knots, not suitable for heavily used surfaces or commercial decking.

Cost: See our decking cost page

Exotic Ipe wood Decking:

The great ipe decking, an exotic Brazilian hardwood, one of the hardest and strongest high-density hardwood that ages well.                                                                                                                                               

Ipe is an extremely durable, 100% natural wood decking. It is several times stronger than red cedar and five times as hard as pressure treated wood.

Ipe has the same Class A fire rating as concrete or steel. This hardwood decking will last a very long time. If you choose Ipe wood decking, you can expect it to last for 50 years or more.

Advantages: Long lasting, beautiful wood grains, naturally resistant to our Canadian climate, ages well to a grey patina color, doesn’t requires maintenance.

Durability: On the durability scale, Ipe decking is defined as a the most durable (50 +years), In other words, selecting Ipe decking for your deck can guarantee a durable product for very long time.

Disadvantages: Very hard, longer to install, requires good professional tools and experienced Ipe decking installers.


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