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Old 07-27-2012, 06:38 PM   #1
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Does anyone know a good deck board to use for a deck?

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Treated---cedar and Ipe are good--what are you going for ..looks wise?

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Ipe, Western Red Cedar or Redwood, assuming you mean wood when say board.

Treated Pine or Hemlock are the least expensive but are junk imo.
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:46 PM   #4
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I should have said deck material.
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:53 PM   #5
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A lot will depend on what you can afford and to some extent, where you are. Nothing beats an A grade heartwood redwood deck in my opinion with the exception of maybe something like teak. Cedar is nice. Then there is pressure treated for lower end wood options. Nothing wrong with it if you accept it for what it is. Of course some of the higher quality synthetics are nice too and supposedly require less maintenance. IMO they have not been around long enough to really know yet.

I assume by the way you are talking about a deck for your home? There are all kinds of options for boat decks.
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Does anyone have any info on Bamboo decking?
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Cali Bamboo and Tiger Deck send me info on their bamboo composite decking from time to time. It looks really nice and the concept is great. Both use hidden fasteners which leaves a totally smooth surface. I have no idea what it costs.

I've specified lots of bamboo floors over the years but never decking.
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I'd use Fiberon Horizon composite decking, have been for 4 years and even 4 years later it look as good as the day it was installed.
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If the deck is low to the ground then composites may not be the best option. I'm not sure what the height is that makes it ok to use composites, maybe a foot or more?? And then it depends on your location also, wet environment, dry environment etc...

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