2018 Deck Trends
While composite decking isn’t a new trend, it certainly is popular. Now, more than ever, homeowners are choosing composite materials over wood because of the incredible benefits. Composite decking is strong and sturdy and it’s not as susceptible to rot, mold, and insect damage. Most composite materials have warranties that extend more than 10 years and require very little maintenance. It’s also a great option for people looking for a more sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to wood. There are many different types of composite decking including, Trex, Azek, and Fiberon, so it’s easy to find something that fits your needs and your budget.
+FDS Tip: Trex is our top selling composite material because it’s been the industry leader for over 20 years.
+FDS Tip: Your base is the most important part of your floating deck. Consider Trex Elevations steel framing for a sturdy, durable, and long-lasting framework.
The latest trend in railing is horizontal balusters. These are the slats or rails placed in between your railing posts. You could use wood planks, but many people are choosing rebar or cable to stretch between posts. When installed correctly, these railings are just as safe as your standard wood and aluminum rails. It’s also an easy way to change up the look of your deck and your landscape, without much work. These clean lines add a modern accent to your deck and can make your deck look bigger. The width is a matter of personal preference, but you can find some cable so thin that it seems invisible, giving you a better view.
+FDS Tip: When installing your new railing, consider adding lights to the posts or top rails. These outdoor lights are perfect for late nights.
The most creative trend of 2018 is the use of colors in our decks. Gone are the boring monochromatic decks where every board and railing is the exact same color. With so many stains available for wood decks and a wide selection of colors for composite decks, you have more choices than ever. The most popular theme is a rich, dark, brown deck with white accents on the railing and stairs. Another favorite is a light tan deck with dark brown borders. Or for a cleaner, more modern look, choose a cool grey deck with white accents. Another benefit of the composite decking trend is the vibrant colors that never need to be repainted or restained, so the color you choose is the color you keep.
+FDS Tip: Visit our Provo or Salt Lake locations to see deck color samples in person. We’d be happy to help you mix and match to find the perfect combination.
*Bonus Trend: Free Standing Pergolas
+FDS Tip: We’ve got install experts at both of our locations to help you build the perfect pergola. Whether you’re a DIY customer attempting your first free-standing pergola or a contractor looking for advice, we’re here to help.
Whether you’re just starting to plan your deck or you’re ready to install, Fence and Deck Supply is here to help. Not only do we have everything you need to build that incredible deck, we’ve also got the expertise. Visit us in Provo or Salt Lake or give us a call.
Horizontal Wood Railing: https://douglasshepherd.wordpress.com/tag/horizontal-deck-railing/
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Floating Deck 3: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/434245589043717662/