Types of Decking
The major three types of exotic hardwood decking are Ipe, Mahogany, and Cumaru. All of them are highly fire resistant and, because they are so dense, they will not succumb to insect damage or rot. Also, because of their natural colors, ranging from a light tan to a deep brown, they will not need staining.
Composite Decking is a great way to save money while making sure that you get a beautiful, long lasting deck. Composite decking is entirely rot and insect proof, and some you can even paint! However, even the ones you can't, will already come with a good-looking color.
If you're looking for a economically priced deck, pressure treated decking is the way to go. It requires regular maintenance, and will rot over a long period of time. Cedar and Redwood, however, are options that will resist rot much longer than the standard, pressure-treated pine.
Aeraits is a composite decking material, but it's in a league of its own. It can be sanded to a new finish unlike any other synthetic decking material on the market. In addition to being sandable, it has the highest fire safety rating possible and can be painted repeatedly, another feature that no other composite has.