Your deck is the perfect place to visit with family and friends, host parties, or relax the day away enjoying the outdoors. There is just one problem though—it hasn’t been built yet. The first big decision you will have to make when you are planning to build your dream deck is what material to use. So, the big question to ask yourself is what is the best option out there?
When it comes to installing a deck, two of the most popular choices are often vinyl and polyurethane (or OmegaStone). Before you invest in new decking, it is important to explore the differences between both options prior to making your final decision.
If you are looking for an easy-to-clean and virtually maintenance-free option without the hassles and high costs of traditional wood decks, waterproof vinyl is a great choice for you. With warranties ranging from 10-20 years, you won’t have to worry about another deck project for decades.
In addition, vinyl decks don’t contain organic material, so there is virtually no risk of pest damage. While your deck may not have the same graining as a wood deck, it can still have a similar look and feel.
Available in a host of sizes, lengths, and widths, a vinyl deck can also be customized and built to meet your specific needs. For those of you looking to spice up the decor of your home with colour, you will find plenty of choices.
This decking material is not without its disadvantages, however. Vinyl decking may sag, requiring extensive support structure before it can be installed. Since vinyl is almost entirely plastic, it can get rather hot to touch in the hot weather.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could simply paint over the problems on that weathered deck? With OmegaStone, now you can.
OmegaStone is a deck coating made from polyurethane. Comparable to the cost of a vinyl replacement deck, this waterproof membrane material is guaranteed not to leak, even in the most extreme weather conditions. Also, OmegaStone is proven to stand up to any powerful brush, cleaner, or power washer. For durable and long-lasting deck solutions, this is the way to go.
Polyurethane coating systems can be applied to deck surfaces of any kind. Unlike vinyl, OmegaStone has no seams. Water is kept out thanks to the continuous, durable barrier. What’s more, applying this membrane to your deck can often boost the aesthetics and waterproof properties of worn vinyl.
By covering your deck with OmegaStone, you can say goodbye to stubborn stains, resulting in easy cleanups. You only need to wipe down your new deck or lightly brush it to keep it looking great. The colour, texture, and pattern of the coating can also be customized.
There really is no right or wrong answer when selecting decking material. In the end, it all comes down to a matter of personal choice. But regardless of what material you wind up with, always hire a professional decking contractor who can do the job right.