Ipe vs.trex for boston deck

emmittshouseOctober 5, 2013
We're deciding between these products for a12x16 deck on north side of house. Please comment on pros and cons. Price is similar for our project.
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one is an exotic natural hardwood and the other is plastic. no contesto IMO.
    Bookmark   October 5, 2013 at 5:16AM
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bumping for more opinions for emmitt
    Bookmark   October 12, 2013 at 1:34PM
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I built a mahogany deck and loved it. It added to the resale value of my house, which I was glad of later. If you go that way, make sure it is installed correctly, with the right spacing for the species of wood. You want the deck floor to always be able to drain.
    Bookmark   October 12, 2013 at 1:37PM
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Hardwood: prettier, more "classic", can be more earth friendly if bought from proper supplier, more maintenance. (should be cleaned yearly, re-oiled if desired)
Trex: It is not as environmentally friendly (although it lasts a long time, ultimately ends in landfill, not degradable nor burnable), low maintenance
1 Like    Bookmark   October 13, 2013 at 6:21PM
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