In the not-so-distant past, there were only a few options of materials when it came to decking, and most of them were simply different varieties of wood. Recently, there has been an explosion of different decking products, including composite lumber, plastic decking and hardwood imports.
No matter what stage you are in the construction of your deck, it helps to know your options. There are 5 basic types, each with their own price range, look and upkeep. Here we take an in-depth look at each: