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Old 10-22-2013, 10:39 AM   #1
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Composite decking without the fake wood facade


Hello Gang,

I am designing a deck and I would like to use composite decking because of the ease of upkeep, but all of the composite decking that I have found has a fake woodgrain finish. I don't like the fake wood grain at all and I would like to have it be flat or, at the very least, I would like it to have some uniform, non-wood, finish. Any suggestions?

Also, Does anyone recommend a brand that is pretty resistant to stains and molding?

Thank y'all in advance!
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:29 PM   #2
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A smooth finish will be slippery when wet.
Look into Timbertech PVC coated.
At the price it's going to cost you could do IPE, also called Iron wood.
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:02 AM   #3
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Thank you for your reply. The PVC decking might work in a dark color.

I wouldn't mind something with groves to prevent slipping, I would just prefer that they not be made to look like wood.

I am in Atlanta, GA.

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I found what I was looking for... Unfortunately, it isn't in the US. Here is a link:
http://ecodek.co.uk/decking/

Does anyone know of a US company that does similar decking?
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The Trex Accents has "grain", but it can be installed grain side down leaving you with smooth finish.
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In addition to the groves being a less slipery surface, a smooth surface composite board will tend to show scratches fron moving furnature and general movement. Be ware.
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