I have a second story deck in my house that is made of that
"artificial" wood stuff. I am planning on replacing this and want to
know what type of material might be best. When I say best I want it to
look nice. The artificial wood does not look that nice - it is a very
dark brown. The material will be wet quite often so that should be
taken into account when recommending a material.
Thanks in advance.
Our local lumberyard has a few sections of material on a deck so you can see
what it is like. IMO, mahogany (may be too dark for your taste) or Ipe is
best, but after that, I'd go with cypress. Before installing, coat it
with Penofin oil. The Penofin has UV inhibitors and will prevent graying for
a long time.
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