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Weatherproof Outdoor Flooring – Creating Your Perfect Outdoor Oasis

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

 

If you are looking for a great wood alternative decking product for a tough weather climate, then look no further than composite decking or PVC decking.  Both products offer a great solution to common decking problems, in snowy or very wet climates as well as hot, dry climates that strip and dry out regular hardwood decks.  Capped composite decking and PVC decking are  traditional decking alternatives that offer lower overall maintenance and other benefits like not having to sand, stain, or seal the deck.

Composite decking is composed of wood fibers and plastic which help make it less susceptible to harsh weather conditions like rain, snow, and heat.  With a traditional hardwood deck, very rainy climates cause the deck to mold and mildew and deteriorate faster, causing the homeowner lots of time and money in maintenance costs.  However, a capped composite deck is resistant to these weather conditions as well as being less susceptible to moisture absorption.  This keeps the deck looking new without a lot of upkeep.  In fact, a composite deck never requires staining or sealing and also never splinters or cracks like traditional hardwoods.  It also has the added benefit of being more aesthetically pleasing when using a hidden fastener system which eliminates surface screws.

Another option for weather resistant decking is PVC decking.  This type of decking has no wood particles and is a great choice for a very rainy climate.  It will not rot or warp due to damp weather conditions and carries a Class A flame spread rating required in fire prone regions of the country.  It is also has the same added benefits of composite decking in that it offers lower maintenance than traditional wood decks and doesn’t require and sanding, staining, or sealing.  In order to keep it looking its best, a light washing or hosing off will remove dirt or debris.   There are other types of weatherproof flooring on the market like aluminum decking, however PVC decking and composite decking keep the hardwood look, without all the upkeep.  This means that you can have a deck that looks like exotic hardwoods but requires much less maintenance.

Overall, when it comes to choosing an outdoor flooring solution that will provide your home with the outstanding beauty of hardwoods while maintaining the durability needed in a tough weather climate, PVC decking or composite decking is the solution.  Both provide a superior choice for lower maintenance, beauty, and durability against even harsh climates.  Fiberon offers both PVC decking and composite decking choices to help you create the perfect outdoor oasis.