Vinyl decking as an option for balconies and patios is a good choice for those who are looking for a cost effective decking. One of the main characteristics of vinyl is its high resistance which makes it one of the most popular and affordable flooring options not only for interior but also for exterior. We shall look at the benefits that you get from vinyl decking and will see its advantages and disadvantages.
Why choose vinyl decking?
When choosing a decking for your outdoor area you have different options- wood, ipe, composite, etc., and while many people choose wood since it is a traditional material, vinyl decking is growing in popularity for a number of reasons.
Durability and resistance – vinyl is very durable and it is designed to be durable. Its maintenance, compared to wood, for example, is much lower. It will not splinter, warp or crack. You will not have to regularly seal your deck nor staining it to protect the surface from elements. Due to the fact that the material is weather resistant you will save time and efforts on maintaining a vinyl deck. It is resistant to water damage and 100% waterproof which means that the area underneath the deck will be protected from water damage as well.
Low maintenance – like we said you do not have to stain, paint, refinish or weatherproof the deck. Regular cleaning with a damp cloth is all you need to do to maintain its good appearance and once in a while you can clean it with soap and water.
Appearance – the material comes in a wide range of colors and styles. The most popular option is the one with a wood-like appearance which mimics real wood, but you can choose from many other styles and if you prefer a uniform look you’d find an option to suit your taste. Some types are designed to look like granite and in general, you could choose between many options which provide limitless design opportunities.
An affordable option with great visual appeal
We have selected a number of vinyl decking ideas to show you what a finished deck looks like. One of the main reasons why people choose it over composite or wood, is the lower price. The fact that you choose a cheaper option, in this case, does not mean that you get a low quality product. Many people have discovered that over time vinyl decking has proved to be a better investment due to the durability of the material.
The opportunity to customize the look of the vinyl decking is something that attracts many homeowners as they can combine different materials or designs. If you want to be creative and have a unique design, vinyl decking allows you to have the desired appearance at a fraction of the cost which you would have to pay for alternative materials. Enjoy the gallery below and choose the style of your vinyl decking!