Composite decking and wood floor: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.

01.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

02.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


Will not chip or rot

Low maintenance

multiple colors


The surface looks plastic

the cost of composite decking will be higher

03.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

04.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

05.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.



Non-slip and wear-resistant

Fire prevention


Pest control



Lacking the traditional look of wood

Becomes very hot in the sun


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