Need suggesstions for outdoor decking material.

margobooJuly 28, 2013

We need help finding a waterproof decking material for the Northwest that looks nice, easy to maintain, non-slippery and will not let water drip to the deck below. Thank you! Margo
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Harding Construction & Sustainable Solutions
Have you looked into synthetic decking like Trex?
    Bookmark   July 28, 2013 at 1:54PM
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Hi Margo! I would recommend that you look into exotic hardwood decking. Unlike synthetic decking, exotic hardwoods last 50+ years! Not only are they slip resistant, but are also strikingly beautiful. Take a look at these examples and check out our page for further inspiration.
    Bookmark   July 30, 2013 at 1:48PM
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Thank you very much. They look beautiful, but I also need something that will not let rain water drip to the deck below.
    Bookmark   July 30, 2013 at 2:33PM
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so, are you thinking of a finish for a plywood deck, for instance? or some other construction?
    Bookmark   August 18, 2014 at 12:45AM
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Lampert Dias Architects, Inc.
The most common waterproof decking is a built up decking system such as :Dex o tex" which is a product brand. This is a textured material with an integral color that needs to be redone every few years.

If you want the look of wood or trex you would need to do a waterproof decking system with the decking floating above so that the water that drips through the cracks runs down and out via a gutter and downspout.

You can also install tile over mortar over a waterproof surface....similar to a shower pan system......
    Bookmark   August 18, 2014 at 1:09AM
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