January 24, 2024

Designing Your Deck: Choosing The Right Decking Material

As Canadians, we live for the warmer months when we can enjoy the outdoors with our families. If you enjoy being outside and are looking to transform a dated and rather dead space into a beautiful entertaining space, then look no further. National Decking has over 20 years of experience and a catalog of ideas, inspiration, and designs to build your dream deck and start the year off right!

With National Decking the options are endless. Our team offers a unique outlook with the experience of helping thousands of homeowners build decks to fit a variety of different homes and yard spaces. 

Choosing the Right Deck Material For You

Gone are the days when a deck was simply a square or rectangular elevation off of your home’s back door. Decks can be made from a multitude of materials and are individually designed to suit your outdoor area and make efficient use of your space. 

Things to consider in your deck design are general size and span, how many tiers, where you would consider placing stairs if any, placement of other outdoor furniture (including your BBQ and outdoor patio furniture), and any special features including space for a hot tub for example. You’ll also want to consider materials that are low-maintenance and safe for children including decking materials that won’t splinter, warp, or get extremely hot in summer months.

Decking Materials: Trex, TimberTech or Fiberon?

Explore National Decking’s plethora of premium Decking materials that require no sanding or priming like our composite decking collection! We carry materials from industry leading manufacturers like Trex, TimberTech and Fiberon. Although these brands offer a multitude of benefits to your deck, thinking about what specific features you’re looking for can make it easier to decide between brands. Can’t decide between the two? Keep on reading as we delve into these two brands.

Trex Decking

When it comes to composite decking, Trex stands out as a premier brand known for its unmatched durability, low maintenance, and eco-friendly composition. Made from 95% post-consumer plastic film and reclaimed sawdust, Trex is designed to withstand the test of time and boasts exceptional resistance to fading, scratching, and staining. It comes in a wide variety of luxurious colours and collections to suit your various preferences including: Enhance Basics, Enhance Naturals, Select, Transcend, and Lineage. To ensure that you get the best use out of your deck, Trex Decking is backed by a 25-year limited residential and fade & stain warranty.

TimberTech Decking

TimberTech stands out in the composite decking market for its exceptional blend of durability, aesthetics, and sustainability. Crafted from high-performance polymers and reclaimed wood fibers, TimberTech decking boasts a protective polymer cap, shielding it from moisture damage, mold, mildew, and other issues. With low maintenance needs and a diverse range of designs, TimberTech offers a lasting choice for creating visually stunning outdoor spaces that stand the test of time, all while minimizing environmental impact. The various collections, such as Edge Prime +, Terrain, Reserve, and Legacy, cater to different preferences and project requirements.

Fiberon Decking

Fiberon decking offers a plethora of benefits, making it a popular choice for outdoor spaces. Renowned for its durability, Fiberon decking is crafted from high-quality, recycled materials, ensuring longevity and resistance to the elements. Its low-maintenance nature is a standout feature, requiring minimal upkeep compared to traditional wood decks. The boards are splinter-free and resistant to stains, scratches, and fading, maintaining a pristine appearance over time.

An eco-friendly option, Fiberon decking is made from recycled content and promotes sustainable practices. Its innovative design includes advanced surface technology that mimics the authentic look of wood while delivering superior performance. The boards are also available in a variety of colors and finishes, allowing for customizable designs that complement any architectural style. With Fiberon decking, homeowners can enjoy a beautiful, long-lasting outdoor space without the hassles of frequent maintenance, embodying the perfect blend of aesthetics and functionality.

Contact National Decking Today!

If you want to get started on creating your dream patio and deck but don’t have time to continuously give TLC to your yard space then National Decking is the right choice for you! Your deck could be a very special place and we offer a wide variety of low-maintenance and durable materials like Trex, TimberTech and Fiberon that will look great 365 days of the year while allowing you to enjoy your time outdoors with your family safely. 
If you’re excited about the prospect of creating a backyard deck for lounging, entertaining, and simply spending time with those you love most, then call us today!