Composite decking and wood floor of advantages and disadvantages

Some people need to know about the relevant decoration materials when they are doing house decoration. Different decoration materials are different in appearance, durability, and cost.

Only by understanding the pros and cons of these different decorative materials, you can choose the scheme that suits you. This article gives a brief introduction to five commonly used decorative materials.

Natural wood board

The traditional material of the deck is wood, and many softer kinds of wood are easy to rot. Over time, even cedar and mahogany can rot unless properly maintained.

Hardwood floors have natural warmth and touch and can be used as inexpensive decorative materials. However, certain types (including IPE) can be expensive, and the wood must be maintained and properly cared for to prevent cracking, cracking, and discoloration.


  • Natural surface texture
  • Common types of wood floors are cheap


  • The cost of precious wood is very expensive
  • Need regular maintenance

Wood composite decking boards

Wood-plastic composite material, also known as a composite material, wood substitute, or synthetic decorative board, is an environmentally friendly wood substitute and has quickly become the fastest-growing decorative board material in residential use in the past ten years.

Wood-plastic composite decking materials are made of materials such as recycled plastics and wood fibers. The promotion of wood-plastic composite decking is conducive to protecting the natural environment and reducing excessive logging of forest resources.


  • Weather resistance
  • Antifouling
  • Will not chip or rot
  • Low maintenance
  • multiple colors


  • The surface looks plastic
  • the cost of composite decking will be higher

Pressure treated wood

Less durable woods, such as southern pine and western fir, need to be treated with preservatives to make them more resistant to the environment and insects.

However, wood materials treated with preservatives will contain formaldehyde and other chemicals that are harmful to the human body and need to be placed for a long time to reduce the content of harmful chemicals and avoid harm to the human body.


  • cheaper than composite decking prices
  • Durable and resistant to environment, decay, and insects


  • Unnatural colors
  • Easy to warp or bend
  • Contains chemical preservatives

Plastic flooring

High-density plastic wood (PL) is made from recycled polyethylene (HDPE) plastic. This means that your old milk, water, and juice containers and detergent, and shampoo bottles can be recycled into the plastic wood used to build the deck.


  • Weather resistance
  • No need to dye
  • Easy to clean


  • Need more substructures than wood floors
  • The color and texture are plastic

Aluminum flooring

Aluminum is a nearly perfect decorative material for many good reasons: it is weather-resistant and will not rot or rot. It can be perfectly placed for termite erosion and will not burn. But aluminum floors are too expensive.


  • durable
  • Non-slip and wear-resistant
  • Fire prevention
  • Recyclable
  • Pest control


  • expensive
  • Lacking the traditional look of wood
  • Becomes very hot in the sun



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