Why Mix Composite Decking with Wood?

Why Mix Composite Decking with Wood?

Did you know you can use more than material to build a deck? Here’s the why and how about composite and wood.

Are you thinking about rebuilding or building a new deck? Perhaps you’re considering renovating an existing one. You have more than one option for your materials. You might think that it’s standard just to build a wood, composite, or vinyl deck, but it turns out that you can combine your deck materials. It’s common to mix composite decking with wood; here is how this combination could benefit you and how you can implement it. If you have any questions, just ask Mid-Atlantic Deck & Fence in Gambrills, MD!

Why Mix Composite Decking with Wood?


Pressure-treated wood is the most affordable option for deck materials on the market. If you are on a budget, this is a great option. However, you might really prefer a composite deck and not want to totally let this material go. You can replace some elements with wood to save money and still have a long-lasting deck.


Wood needs maintenance. Even if it is an exotic hardwood, you will still need to rub it in oil or another preservative. You can cut your percentage of maintenance down when you combine wood with composite decking. Composite only needs washing to keep it good as new.


Two-toned carpentry is trending right now, particularly in interior design. It works the same way outdoors; you can enjoy a cost-effective deck while making the most of one or both materials style-wise.

How to Mix Composite Decking with Wood


Depending on the angle from which you look at it, a deck can look primarily of one material. Otherwise, there are attractive ways to arrange your deck materials to maximize style and functionality. Mid-Atlantic can help you further with design.


Composite works wonderfully for your deck platform and railing. You won’t have to worry about warping deck floor boards or rotting railing. You can also have splinter-free flooring underfoot.


Wood is a reliable choice for your deck’s structural elements, such as the joists and posts, and for deck railing rails or infills. A two-toned deck railing can be very stylish. For more ideas, contact Mid-Atlantic Deck & Fence!

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Mid-Atlantic Deck & Fence has almost 30 years of experience in building beautiful custom fences, gazebos, screened-in porches, and decks throughout the state of Maryland. We have the expertise to design your dream fence or custom deck and have it installed in a headache-free process. Give us a call at 1-800-833-9310 or visit us online for a quote today! We offer many different styles of fencing and decking, in addition to custom options designed specifically to suit your preferences and tastes. To see examples of our work and get more tips on how to choose the right decking for your family, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Houzz, Pinterest, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

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