At In-Dexx, we specialize in Trex®, but can also supply you with and help you build your deck out of Cedar, Ipe or Sienna treated.
TREX® - TWO WORRY FREE COLLECTIONS
If you seek the durability of composite and the affordability of wood, opt for the Basics. This long-lasting decking requires little upkeep and comes in three traditional colours
For an authentic wood-grain appearance, choose Trex® Enhance Naturals both offer fade and stain protections, as well as enhanced mold and mildew resistance, to make maintenance simple. The boards are scalloped, they're as lightweight as lumber - without the extra work.
COMPATIBLE WITH ALL TREX® RAILING
No outdoor living space is complete without railing that perfectly captures its surroundings. Enhance® decks mix and match with all of our Trex® railing lines, allowing you to create a completely custom look.
A PERFECT FINISH WITH TREX HIDEAWAY® HIDDEN FASTENERS
The innovative Trex® Hideaway Hidden Fasteners are an option with grooved-edge boards for perfectly consistent spacing and no visible screws on top.
We do not harvest rainforests to make Trex®. In fact, we have never cut down a single tree. Enhance® - like all Trex® decking - is made out of recycled materials, from reclaimed wood and sawdust to plastic packaging.
CEDAR WOOD DECK
If the natural look of wood is tops on your list, use cedar for wood decking. The heartwood of the tree (the deeper colored red part, not the white sap part) is rot resistant. Cedar doesn’t readily absorb moisture— and, since moisture is what creates twisting and splitting, cedar wood decking tends to lie flat and straight. Most carpenters figure a lifespan of up to 15 to 20 years for cedar wood deck boards, but it can deteriorate faster when used for ground-level decks and for shaded decks that are slow to dry out.
IPE WOOD DECK
The Ipe wood is definitely unbeatable in terms of durability. It is described as being as hard as nails since it is known as the densest wood in the world. In fact, it is also referred to as iron wood. It is sustainable and eco-friendly. The surface of this hardwood is highly resistant against insect damage, mildew, and fire. The wood will also contract and expand lesser compared to other decking materials. This will make the surface more uniform and aesthetically pleasing. When it comes to longevity, Ipe has the ability to last for 50 years or more depending on the weather condition.
The dense surface of the Ipe requires a very low maintenance. This is definitely great news to those who wants to avoid the hassle of the strenuous labour. You will also not be exposed to strong chemicals. After building a deck, simply seal it using a rose-oil product. Eliminating spores and grimes should be done annually using hydrogen peroxide. An Ipe wood that is left untreated will gradually transform into a silvery gray shade. In case you want to preserve the natural shade of the hardwood, you may want to apply a brown patina.
This material will retain less heat compared to plastic and composite counterparts. This means that your deck will maintain an ideal level of temperature even during the unforgiving heat of the summer season. As we mentioned above, your Ipe wood will not crack..
SIENNA PRESSURE TREATED WOOD DECK
In comparison to cedar and composite material, Pressure Treated wood is the most cost-effective option.
The chemicals used to create Pressure Treated lumber prevent rotting.
In most cases, Pressure Treated wood is now ground contact approved (based on newly revised guidelines). Pressure Treated wood can also be used for the fascia, joists, beams, and decking.
Wood is a natural product, so it is going to be affected by the elements, specifically, exposure to the sun. There's a scientific process called photo-oxidation that causes the surface of the boards to gray, but, the process can be slowed through the application of stain or paint.
During the winter we have ice and during the Summer we have rain. What happens to the wood during this time is that water enters the pores of the wood, causing the wood to expand and contract as the water enters and leaves the wood. This process causes splits (or 'checking') in the wood (which occurs with every wood deck). But, applying water sealant will decrease the effects of this natural process.