Wood decking offers a great way to create a natural, beautiful outdoor space. There are many kinds of real wood decking options available. These options are broken into two categories, domestic and hardwoods (often referred to as South American hardwoods).
The domestic woods include treated pine, cedar and redwood. Redwood was a popular decking choice for a long time until redwood forests started becoming depleted and supply decreased. At that time cedar decking started to take over market share. Sustainable redwood forests are now slowly bringing redwood decking back into the market.
There are various hardwoods available including Ipe, Cumaru, and Brazilian teak. Although these woods are gorgeous, they do come with a high price tag as well as maintenance.
PHI Decks can share their expert advice and in depth knowledge of wood deck options during the consultation. Also, be sure to check our blog for tips and techniques regarding woods decks.