Types of Materials for a Backyard Deck

Consider your material and design options when building a deck for your outdoor space.
From: DK Books - Gardeners Guide

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Finished Deck Will Provide Years of Enjoyment

A finished deck will add years of enjoyment, and can solve the problem of a sloping lot or poor access.

Wood is Most Common Material for Decking

There are a variety of materials that can be used when building a deck. Wood is the most common material for decking. Make sure it is treated to prevent rot.

Plastic Decking Ideal for Low-Care Design

There are a variety of materials that can be used when building a deck. Plastic decking is a low-cost option for decking. It is an ideal choice for low-care garden designs.

Decking Tiles Made from Soft Wood Easy to Repair

Decking tiles made from light softwood are easy to replace when they start to wear.

Pretreated Lumber Can Be Stained or Left Natural

Wood stains can transform pretreated lumber used for decking material.

Some Decks Need Railings for Safety

Decks need safety railings if decking is too far off of the ground. These railings can be a decorative of the deck.

Decorative Deck Finials Added for Style

Attractive finials can be used to personalize deck posts and come in a variety of styles.