Post # 1
Has anyone here used the non-wood deck building alternatives? (Trex, ChoiceDek, etc.) Do you like it?
FI and I need to redo our deck (very much NEED, some of the boards are rotting out and we think we’re probably better off to rebuild the whole thing than to try to repair it), probably will be next summer, and we are considering using something like these.
Post # 3
We bought a house that has a recycled plastic deck that looks like wood. It’s been great so far!!! We drag our patio furniture across it and it doesn’t leave any marks. Unfortunately I don’t know the brand or what the right name is even called.
Post # 4
@Ryansgirl – Thanks! It’s good to hear that you like it!
Post # 5
My mom and dad’s deck has those plastic rails, but the floor is still wood. My mom wishes they would have done the floor the same, it is easy to clean and they don’t have to worry about staining or painting like they do the floor every summer! I say go for it!
Post # 6
We have a 4 year old Trex deck that my husband is currently dismantling so we can put in a paver stone patio instead. We really don’t like the Trex decking. The deck gets SO hot in the summer (and we rarely get about 90 here) that we can’t even use it most of the time. Plus, our railing is starting to warp because of weather (granted we do get a lot of snow). Trex is more expensive than wood, but I wouldn’t put in another Trex deck here unless it was going to be completely covered.
In other news, at Home Depot this weekend I saw this awesome new product for wood decks; it’s like Rhino lining for wood. I cannot for the life of me remember what the product is called, but if you go into Home Depot, the salesperson in the paint section might be able to help you (that’s where it was in our store). That might be a cheaper alternative to non-wood decking.
Post # 7
My parents have some kind of plastic-wood for their deck. I don’t know the brand. It looks nice but it doesn’t really look like WOOD. I don’t love the look… but it is nice that they never have to stain it. My dad just power washes it once/year in the fall. It does get hot in the summer though, you definitely can’t walk on it in bare feet.