Composite deck materials have soared in popularity lately, and one of our favorite man-made deck products is CorrectDeck CX. Its unique construction makes it a low-maintenance, durable, and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional wood decking.
Wood can still be a great choice for a building material when it’s properly sourced and sustainably produced. But CorrectDeck CX utilizes a blend of recovered hardwood fibers (which can help earn points toward a LEED certification) and polypropylene (instead of the polyethylene or PVC contained in some other composite products). CorrectDeck’s polypropylene is stiffer and more durable, and it’s UV stabilized to prevent degradation from the sun, so under normal use the planks are rot-, splinter-, and crack-proof.
Environmentally speaking, one of the biggest drawbacks of a deck may be its long-term maintenance as opposed to the initial construction. Stains, sealants, and solvents typically contain some pretty nasty ingredients, and keeping a wood deck in shape will consume a lot of these over the years (not to mention the many hours of labor). And a deck that deteriorates and needs to be rebuilt means substantial cost and waste of materials.
CorrectDeck CX planks are fully sealed, so they require no sanding or finishing. And they feature a co-extruded protective finish, meaning the durable surface layer is an integrated part of the board instead of an outer coating. The finish offers better stain resistance than many composite products, so grease from a barbecue or spilled red wine should be no problem. And it features infrared-reflective pigments to help reduce heat buildup in direct sunlight – an important factor for shoeless foot traffic.
Visit the CorrectDeck website for more information about their products.