Low maintenance decking comes in PVC (polyvinyl chloride), Composite / HDPE (Reinforced High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) & Synthetic. The compelling reason to use an artificial board over lumber is the low maintenance. PVC, composite & HDPE decks do not require annual staining or painting. They are splinter free and typically less slippery to wood when wet. They do not rot, twist crack or warp.
Composites are blends of materials. Different manufacturers' recipes include a variety of cellulose type fillers (wood, rice hulls, carpet fiber, granulated rock). At least one brand uses polystyrene as the base material, and there have been attempts with fibreglass, and polystyrene too.
HDPE (high density polyethylene) or LDPE (low density polyethylene) have no organics as part of the board composition.
PVC is typically nicer to work with versus composite. PVC decking is lighter, screws easier, (no pre-drilling), and cuts easier. PVC is the world's third-most widely produced synthetic plastic polymer.
For a more in depth look at the pros and cons of PVC vs Composite
Four different composite decking choices; Symmetry, Astir, Good Life and Sanctuary collections. The collections differ between four or three sided surface protection and various colour choices and finishes.
MoistureShield® offers the only wood composite decking that can be installed in the ground, on the ground or underwater without any structural performance issues.
At the foundation of every board is the proprietary Solid Core impermeable barrier that fights damage from moisture, rot, insects and other harmful elements.
Premium composite decking that blends beauty with technology for the ultimate low-maintenance deck. It is extremely resistant to moisture damage, and its protective surface resists everyday stains and scratches. Available in many colours and styles.
Trex decking products provide a comprehensive range of easy, low-maintenance options. No sanding, no staining, no painting and cleans easily with soap and water. High performance, trusted strength, easy going colours and backed by a 25 year manufacture's Residential Fade & Stain Warranty.
Available in two different grades of composite material. TruEcono Enviroboard; available in ten colours with a hollow core and TruNorth Solid Core; available in six natural colours and four solid colours. Both come with a 25 year warranty for fade and stain resistance.
Decking, Porch & Specialty decking (ReliaBoard) by Azek. AZEK decking is engineered to last longer than any other composite decking, with a natural hardwood look.
Cutting edge PVC deck board offering superior performance and a lifetime warranty to back it up. Available in 10 stunning colours. Inspired by the outdoors, ClubHouse decking combines the colours and textures of nature with technology. End result, style and beauty of real wood with none of the problems that come with it.
Where beauty and strength com together. Stays cooler in hot weather, won't splinter and provides excellent traction when wet or dry.
Fiberon's Paramont PVC decking contains no organic content to promote mold growth, so it's perfect for docks, marinas, and other waterside locations; In Canada, available in two colours. The Promenade collection offers six multi-chromatic colours.
Available in different colours, this PVC deck board is made to look and feel like real wood capturing the essence of wood grain.
VEKAdeck is a cellular processed PVC deck board designed to be one of the best performing boards available.
Wolf Serenity™ Decking with High-Density Cellular™ Technology is a low maintenance decking that provides the colour variation and texture of real wood. It is available in two collections, Seaside (solid colour) and Tropical Hardwoods (variegated colour).
PVC, Composite and HDPE decking are available in assorted solid and variegated colours.
Most are available in 12', 16' & 20' lengths, as well as complimentary 12' long fascia boards.
The various manufacturer's warranties range from 20 to 30 years for fade and stain, and most products have a limited life time structural type warranty.
Lumberock® Premium Decking is a non-porous, solid synthetic board that offers increased strength, decreased thermal expansion and total resistance to rot and insect infestation. There are no wood-fills or organic materials like sawdust or wood fibres in this product that will break down and potentially rot.
Available in nine different colours, this splinter-free, heat-reflective decking provides permanent static protection and an embossed woodgrain surface for excellent slip-resistance.
WearDeck boasts the highest Live Load Rating in the industry. Our 5/4x6" board supports 120 lb./ft² at 24" O.C. with minimal expansion and contraction (1/32" on a 20' board).
A large selection of lumber stocked includes: Softwoods (Western Red cedar & pressure treated), Exotic hardwoods and Thermally Modified woods. These products are available in various lengths and dimensions.