Wood vs. Composite Decking

Wood vs. Composite DeckingA deck is a long-term investment that should be enjoyed for decades to come—but not all decks are alike. To benefit from all that a new deck can offer, it’s important to understand your choice of materials. The top decking material options are wood and composite. While these materials are both incredibly durable and beautiful, they have their differences. Here’s a quick comparison to help you make a confident decision:

Wood Decking

Wood is a traditional decking material that’s preferred for its appearance, warm hues, texture, and unique whorls—it’s the ultimate natural upgrade. While it’s nice to look at and sturdy, the type of wood you choose for a deck will impact its overall performance, not to mention, its maintenance requirements.

Composite Decking

Composite is widely known as a low-maintenance material—it’s a blend of recycled plastic and wood fibers that requires no sanding, refinishing, or staining. This fact alone has helped composite decks quickly grow in popularity. Not only are they easy to care for, but these decks can be designed to mimic the appearance of wood. While they don’t look identical to wood decking, they are not short on aesthetic appeal and can be customized to best suit your preferences.

At the end of the day, the biggest difference between wood and composite decking is maintenance. If you’re not ready for the upkeep involved with caring for a wood deck, turn to Tundraland for composite decking. Our composite decks are American-made, crafted locally in Green Bay, and moisture resistant for superior quality. What’s more, we can install them in just about a day. Contact us today to learn more about our decking service.

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