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 Material Real Wood Decking Composite Decking
Stable between joists Yes SAGS
Scratch resistant Yes No
Scratches can be repaired Yes No
Many colors available Yes Yes
Beautiful grain patterns Yes Etched
Matching railing lumber Yes Yes
Will not rot Yes yes
Insect and termite resistant Yes Yes
No maintenance required Yes Yes
Useful life beyond 10 years Yes No
Naturally beautiful Yes No
Color can be maintained Yes No
Color can be restored Yes No
Burn resistant Yes No
Replacement boards match Yes No
Hidden fasteners available Yes No
Environmentally responsible Yes No
Environmentally sustainable Yes No
Notch in posts to install OK Yes No
Structurally functional Yes No
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