Pros and Cons
- almost maintenance free
- enough colors for most pallets
- no peeling or flaking stain
- you won't have us sealing your deck
Better Than Composite
is there another alternative?
There are two woods that are made for decking and have 20-30 year life expectancy if never sealed. These woods are in the iron wood family, and are so dense that when dropped in water they sink. The 20 year wood goes by the name Tiger Wood and has coloring much like that of cedar when sealed. Tiger wood is the least expensive of the two options, and is a very good successor if you like the cedar look but not the tendency to split crack and rot if not maintained properly. The other wood is Ipe, which has a 30 year life if not maintained, and a deep mahogany look when sealed. Ipe is in the top 5 of the hardest woods in the world, and the look when sealed is rich and elegant.