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Cellular PVC is my favorite way to go for decking.

It is installed with the HIDfast stainless steel invisible fastening system, so you don't see any screws.

Although some screws are required on the borders, boards that are close to the house, and on stair treads, we use the CORTEX system which uses a matching plug over each recessed screw to make a really clean screw-free surface for the entire deck.
AZEK DECKING

Azek™is CPVC, and it comes in three lines which are all the same product except color/tone and texture. The more realistic looking wood tones and textures are about $.50- $1 more per square foot.

Harvest Collection
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Arbor Collection
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Vintage Collection
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Azek Harvest Colors Azek Arbor Colors Azek Vintage Colors

Azek Decking

Cellular PVC is more stain resistant, more imperious to water, not made of wood flour like composites, and now are able to made into darker richer colors with realistic wood grains.

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Azek can be installed with hidFAST™ fasteners. They are stainless steel, driven in with a special hydrolic air-pressure gun, coated with a lubricating oil (the brown stuff shown here). The profile shows how it offers both attachment to the joist and engagement into the next board, and uniform spacing.
hidFAST decking gaps

Two spacing options: 1/8th" (standard), 3/16th" (wide)

TIMBERTECH DECKING

Timbertech™


Timbertech now owns Azek. Here are some of the current offerings from their existing line, which are not cellular PVC like Azek. They are composites with a PVC capping around it. These are installed with hidden side clips into slotted sides of the decking, and cortex where necessary.

Harbor Stone XLM
Azek "Harbor Stone"
Harvest Bronze XLM
Azek "Harvest Bronze"
Mountain Cedar XLM
Azek "Mountain Cedar"
River Rock XLM
Azek™ "River Rock"
Rustic Bark XLM
Azek™ "Rustic Bark"
Sand Ridge XLM
Azek "Sand Ridge XLM"
Walnut Grove XLM
Azek™ "Walnut Grove"

 

TREX DECKING

Trex Deckinghas lots of varieties and fastening methods. It's lowest line, Accents, has hardlyl any sheen at all, scratches easily. It is thicker and more porous than the better products.

trex Decking trex Railing

Trex Decking

Transcends is a similar product wrapped with a PVC coating. Enhance is solid cellular PVC. Trex is installed with a proprietory side fastener and/or matching composite decking screws (on stairs and edges).

Accents Line
Transcends
Enhance Line

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VEKA DECKING

VekaDeck
Cellular PVC

Veka Decking

vekadeck decking

GREEN TREATED

green treated decking

Basic Green Treated is typically installed with screws. Invisible fasteners are probably not worth it for this selection. Green tends to shrink more than any other option, so we install the boards virtually touching each other and within a year or two the gap is little less than 1/4". Expect hairline cracking, but nothing structural.

 

CEDARTONE TREATED DECKING

It's a brown version of treated lumber. It is also graded #1 instead of #2 like green, which means stronger and longer potential spans for the framing lumber. Matching railing parts are readily available.

Cedartone Decking

CEDAR DECKING

Cedar Decking

Cedar is typically attached with screws, but there are invisible fastening systems available such as Camo™. Most of these add about $1 per square foot to the cost. Stairs and edges must be screwed. Decks over 20 ft wide will need staggered seams or inset border.
cedar marriage strip
5/4" deck boards
2 x 6's (used for joist spans of over 16")

cedar decking
Cedar can be many different shades; but they tend to fade into a more uniform look pretty quickly when in sun, unless treated with something. There are lots of knots, but I haven't had much problem with any following thru. We do a good job of editing through the stockpile.

 

VERANDA DECKING

Veranda™ decking
Composite wrapped in cellular PVC
"Armorguard" decking

Not too bad a value, for those who think Azek is too pricey.

veranda decking

Veranda "Brazilian Walnut" Decking with Cedar Railing and Fascia

ALUMINUM DECKING

"LastDeck" Aluminum Decking
Available in several colors.
See more about this product at www.lastdeck.com
LastDeck™ "Redwood"