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Composite material or real wood for decks?

Years ago, composite decking was about as natural as nothing. Back then, composite deck material had no beauty, no personality, no color and no variety. Today, however, many manufacturers of composite material do an excellent job of mimicking the color and grain patterns of real wood, such as redwood, cedar and even exotic woods like Brazilian walnut and teak. (Stock art)

Years ago, composite decking was about as natural as nothing. Back then, composite deck material had no beauty, no personality, no color and no variety. Today, however, many manufacturers of composite material do an excellent job of mimicking the color and grain patterns of real wood, such as redwood, cedar and even exotic woods like Brazilian walnut and teak. (Stock art)