What do you put on top of decking?

What do you put on top of decking?

Interlocking deck tiles are a low-cost way to transform your deck into a safer, more attractive space while helping to protect the actual deck from wear and tear. Installing outdoor tile over a wood deck can help to protect you from splinters, while offering the deck protection from sun and wear and tear.

Is decking going out of fashion?

Standard stripe decking will never go out of fashion. However, it does arguably lack inspiration in terms of originality and innovation. Creative decking configurations are on the rise, as more and more people are taking an expressive approach to deck design and exploring their artistic side.

What can I build instead of a deck?

The rest in the list, while an option, aren’t terribly popular.

  • Composite Decking. There are many options other than natural wood for a deck.
  • PVC Decking. Source: Home Depot.
  • Vinyl Decking Systems.
  • Aluminum Decking.
  • Vinyl Tiles.
  • Bamboo Decking.
  • Rubber Paver Tiles.
  • Interlocking Grass Deck Tiles.

How do you cover an existing deck?

Here is a quick look at some of them:

  1. Awning: You can choose between a fixed awning and a retractable awning.
  2. Pergola: A pergola adds a classic feature to your deck.
  3. Pavilion: You can choose between a portable and a permanent pavilion.
  4. Roof Extension: A roof extension is often one of the costlier deck coverings.

Can you put plywood over deck boards?

As long as your old deck boards are at least 5/4 thick and structurally sound, you can screw 1/2-in. pressure-treated plywood right over it and stick the flooring membrane on top.

Is decking a good idea?

Decking is a great option if you are considering extending the exterior, “usable” space of the home. For example, if you want to add a fire pit, install a bbq, or simply add more space for the kids to play, a deck is a great way for you to increase that space.

How do you soften the look of decking?

Go Vertical with Plants Hanging baskets are a popular decorating choice on decks and for good reason. A few hanging baskets help soften the open sides of covered-deck spaces with lush blooms and foliage.

Which is cheaper to build a deck or patio?

Patios generally cost less to build than decks do. Patios consist of more affordable materials like stamped concrete or stone as opposed to wood or bricks which are common for decks. Patios also require less labor and maintenance, which can help keep the costs down.

What are deck styles?

Here are a few popular deck styles for creative outdoor living. Contemporary – Less is more. Use sleek, modern design features, basic shapes and clean lines. Low-maintenance materials, such as composite, PVC , metal and even stone. Colonial – Use elements of classical architecture. Symmetrical design.

What are deck designs?

A deck design is the first step in adding beautiful and functional outdoor space to your home. Whether it is part of a complete landscape plan, home remodel, or new building project, the right deck design will add value and years of enjoyment to a home.

What is a deck designer?

The Deck Designer and related plans are to be used as an educational guide and not to be considered a finalized deck building plan. It is your responsibility to verify the accuracy and compliance with your local building codes and site conditions.