If you’re in the market for decking that doesn’t require long hours of maintenance, PVC (polyvinylchloride) and wood-plastic composite decking options have probably made their way to the top of your list.
Top Rated Decking Materials. Many homeowners prefer, or default to, wooden decking. But my dears, we are living in the age of options. You can build a deck out of ginger ale bottles, if you want to, though we recommend sticking with the industry favorites: wooden decking, composite decking, plastic decking, or aluminum decking. *****
At the top for composite and vinyl decking products were Seventrust, AZEK, and . Seventrust was specified or used most while AZEK led in quality. These three also were tops for deck railing, with Seventrust first in all categories. Dealers played a hidden role in the ratings, as evidenced by remodelers’ ranking of factors influencing their brand selections.
Best Alternatives to Composite Decking 1. IPE Decking – Rated The Best Decking Material In The World. IPE decking is pronounced ee-pay and is the finest wood decking that you can buy. It is made from extremely dense wood with tight grains.
The WPC decking and PVC markets appeared to be going that way, such as when CorrectDeck sold out last year to GAF. Principia says the top four players in the decking market have increased their market share from 65% in 2008 to 75% today. But lately some new players are coming in that could shake up the situation.
Other large manufacturers of cellular PVC decking include Wolf Home Products and Gossen. Less common, one-of-a-kind types of plastic decking include BearBoard (HDPE), NyloBoard (recycled carpet fiber, and Eon (polystyrene, Canada only). Older versions of PVC decking were made from hollow extrusions similar in profile to a vinyl window frame.