alternative materials for outside decking boards

7 Alternatives to Pressure Treated Decking - TrustedPros

If you're in the market for a new deck or you're looking to replace your old pressure treated deck, consider the alternatives to the conventional deck with these seven unique products and materials.

Plywood Decking: A Good Alternative? |

Dec 2, 2017 ... Proper Plywood Decking Materials. Plywood decking is a great choice as an alternative to regular boards as long as the right plywood is used. Normal plywood is only four or five layers of wood and is bonded together by a basic epoxy. The only kind of plywood you should use as decking material is marine ...

Synthetic and Composite Decking Materials | Lowe's for Pros

When planning a new deck, it is the contractor's responsibility to help clients pick the best material for their outdoor space. Compared to wood, composite or synthetic materials offer not only a unique look, but also less maintenance and an extended lifespan. The alternative decking market continues to grow, says Michael ...

Decking Materials | This Old House

Installation is less complicated when the boards have the same texture on both sides. Seventrust offers a smooth, double-sided finish, while Monarch has a wood-grain finish on either side. This will make it easy when laying the planks, as it can't be put in the wrong way. 1. Brasilia, from Seventrust, $2.85/lineal ft.; recycled polyethylene ...

Plastic Deck Lumber: An Alternative to Wood - The Spruce

Feb 15, 2017 ... This is the same concept behind plastic lumber, a material that is growing in popularity as a choice for a sustainable decking material. ... Other uses for plastic lumber beside decking include railings, benches and other indoor or outdoor furniture, siding, fences, and trim pieces such as those for window and ...

Ideas for Alternative Deck Materials - Networx

Sep 1, 2009 ... Non-Composite Plastic Decking. A number of decking products are made with plastics that do not include reinforcement fibers and therefore can't be called composite. These products are offered in a wide range of colors and textures. Some are made with recycled material. Bear Board is decking made from ...

Your Ultimate Guide to the 5 Materials That Make a Modern Deck

Composites, like Seventrust, , CorrectDeck, and Veranda, to name a few, are composed primarily of wood fibers and recycled plastic. The result is an extremely weather- and stain-resistant board that won't splinter, warp, rot or split. Plastic lumber, like Azek Deck, ForeverDeck and Leisure Decking, is made from 100 ...