Bye-bye boring decks – 2017 is the year of stunning new trends in decking that take full advantage of new alternative wood materials. If you’re considering a high-performance deck with flair, these trends are worth looking into:
More Choices in Capped Decking. Capped decking has a solid wood-plastic core but is capped with a full synthetic wrap. It can provide the best of both composite and PVC, and recent advances in capped decking mean better colors and more authentic texture with all the stain and fade proof performance.
Deck Board Bending. Love curves? Board bending is a popular look in the world of decking. Some beautiful deck designs like these at Building-Products.com give square corners a softer edge, all thanks to malleable decking material.
Mixed Material Decks. According to composite deck company Trex, today’s new decking materials have led to an unexpected surge in railings, shelves, and spaces that can be matched to the decking. These deck flourishes serve as flat surfaces such as “cocktail failings” to add functionality and interest to an outdoor space. “Simply pair the stylish aluminum railing with a deck board top rail to create a mixed-material look that adds both style and functionality,” Trex suggests.
Two-Tone Boards. According to the magazine House Beautiful, look to color if you’re seeking a cutting-edge deck design. Today’s new materials and growing color choices allow for two or three different hues. Or incorporate two-toned boards to add colorful interest or to imitate a wood deck that might combine different types of wood.
This is a follow-up to our February 28 post, It’s Almost Spring — Time to Wash the Deck.