Other than traditional wood decking, there are a gazillion manufacturers of composite & vinyl decking. I typically work with the ones listed below. They are all good products. There is a lot of junk on the market. There are also other decent synthetics that are not listed. It's too confusing to offer everything that is available. I try to stick with what I know works. If you know of a product that is not listed here and would like a price on the installation of that, let me know.
Pressure treated pine "Wolmanized". If it wasn't treated it would rot. Cheap, good looking (at least initially) stainable, tough. It splits and shrinks up considerably. That can be a big problem for some people. However if you want to spend the least amount of money and get a deck surface that is strong and that will last 10-15 years, with some obvious aesthetic issues, this may be for you. Most decks are built with treated pine. In the photo grade #1 (the best)
(Click on photo to enlarge) Pressure treated pine - the most commonly used decking material in the US
Western red cedar - warm look, takes stain better than pine. Not as decay resistant as some claim. If not stained, very attractive to wasps.
Western red cedar - warm look, takes stain better than pine. Important note- Cedar is somewhat decay resistant depending on the part of the tree that the material originates.Heart wood (center of tree) is quite decay resistant. The sapwood (outer part) is not nearly as decay resistant. The knotty sapwood is where most of the available decking material comes from. This link to a Popular Mechanics article describes 5 popular deck materials
AZEK PVC Decking (Cobre) - Top of the line. $$$
PVC decking (Azek). Each piece free of defects, splinter free, scratch resistent, minimal fading, no maintenace except routine cleaning. Many colors available. Expensive $$$. Up front cost at least doubles the wood deck cost.
Timbertech - Capped composite. An impermeable shell protects the wood content from moisture thus preventing mold growth.Many colors available. Costs less than PVC. Average savings around $1000.00 for an average size deck. Not much considering mostgood quality "synthetic" decks are priced around 20k and up.
Trex Transcends - The top of the line decking from the most recognized name in composite decking products. A three sided outer shell prevents moisture entry while realistic pattern grain looks great and prevents slipping. A very nice looking composite board!
A-Affordable Decks. You'll be hard pressed to beat our quality!
An A-Affordable Decks signature deck feature
AZEK Surface pavers. New excellent product. A paver patio look at the height of a deck.
Here's something different. AZEK Composite pavers. Nearly indestructable. Very minimal fading. They install over an existing (with modifications) or new deck frame. NOT CHEAP! Less costly than a PVC deck.Not suitable for every situation. A 1¾" height is required. Normal decking is 1" - 1½" in thickness.
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