Types of Decking:

Ipe Abaco Tropical Hardwoods Redwood Cedar Composite Trugrain Knotwood Cypress Decking Accessories

There are a wide variety of decking materials available today so consider the following when deciding on what type of decking to purchase:


  • Price
  • Appearance
  • Maintenance
  • Longevity

The most popular types of decking options are:

  • Pressure Treated Southern Yellow Pine
  • Domestic Softwoods-Wester Red Cedar & Redwood
  • Composites-PVC, Capped an un-capped
  • Tropical Hardwoods-Ipe, abaco, Cumaru and Garapa

Regardless of what type of decking you ultimately choose, you need to make sure it’s installed properly or you will not get the beautiful deck you deserve. The use of proper fasteners and good ventilation are two very important factors when building a deck. If using a composite, then strictly follow the manufacturer’s installation guidelines as these products expand and contract differently than wood.