How does Composite Decking Material compare to Real Wood decking?

The demand for Real Wood natural hard wood Brazilian decking is growing rapidly as deck builders, home builders and home owners become aware of RealWood attributes. This decking is now stocked in the United States.

Characteristic of MaterialReal Wood DeckingComposite Decking
Stable between joistsYesSAGS
Scratch resistantYesNo
Scratches can be repairedYesNo
Many colors availableYesYes
Beautiful grain patternsYesEtched
Matching railing lumberYesYes
Will not rotYesyes
Insect and termite resistantYesYes
No maintenance requiredYesYes
Useful life beyond 10 yearsYesNo
Naturally beautifulYesNo
Color can be maintainedYesNo
Color can be restoredYesNo
Burn resistantYesNo
Replacement boards matchYesNo
Hidden fasteners availableYesNo
Environmentally responsibleYesNo
Environmentally sustainableYesNo
Notch in posts to install OKYesNo
Structurally functionalYesNo