Hardwood decks serve as the traditional namesake in deck building and installation. Hardwood decks have been the customary go-to for many years in the industry and rightfully so. They’re revered as the durable, sturdy, and trusted cross between hard flooring and natural surfaces. Used for more than just decks, hardwood is a costly, yet stunning building material that’s guaranteed to keep your deck in quality shape.
Hardwood decks come in a number of designs, patterns, and colors. These designs are dependent on your personal preferences for a deck, but can easily be customized to fit your space and needs. Such designs can include cross-hatching, paneling, zig-zag, contrast, and much more. The designs are virtually endless and we’re able to accommodate any ideas you may have to complete a tastefully-laid hardwood deck. These designs can easily be created by thoroughly measuring the space available, adding alternating staining agents for ranging color, sizing boards that vary, and realigning panels in numerous directions to create an intricate pattern. If you’d like a beautiful deck without the fancy patterns per se, we can also help to create decks with stairs, levels, and attached paths or walkways.
If you intend to have a railing system on your deck, it is also important to consider how and where you’d like the railing to go. The railing system can also easily be comprised of your selected wood to complement the deck and it’s measured accordingly to frame the surrounding space. Railings have to also be designed to incorporate metal, iron, or other wooden paneling, all of which can be designed by one of our deck experts. Similar to railings, posts can also be incorporated into the railing system of your choosing and can add more depth and complexity to the overall aesthetic of your deck.
There are several wood types to consider when adding them to your outdoor deck area. Some of the more popular woods include Oak, Mahogany, Cherry, and Hickory. Each have their own appearance and individual benefits that can be explained in detail by one of our deck professionals. Most notably, Oak is often used due to its density, making it easier to combat moisture buildup over time. Other wood types have a tendency to shrink or discolor due to excessive element exposure, so choosing the right wood for your deck ensures that it stays in impeccable shape for many years to come. We’ll help in choosing the best wood available.
Most wood types are readily water-resistant. This is different to being waterproof, as wood is known to harbor mold and easily decay if overexposed to water or moisture. However, wood can easily combat minimal amounts of water due to its density and hard exterior. With the sealing agents and finishes that we add to the top layer of your wood, this helps to further deter water from resting and compiling into the crevices of wood, which can eventually lead to mold or decay.