Zeeland Lumber & Supply Decking
Your deck is so much more than just its structure, so don’t stop there! Shop our expansive deck railing styles and add some outdoor lighting to brighten up your backyard. Whatever you need to make your dream outdoor space a reality, you can find it at Zeeland Lumber & Supply.
Choose Your Decking Materials
We are proud to offer a variety of decking options from top decking brands. From treated lumber to hardwoods and softwoods to the increasingly popular composite decking, we have the perfect materials that fit your preferences in strength, style, and ease of installation.
Composite Decking Materials
Composite decking binds wood fibers and recycled plastic into an extremely durable, weather and stain resistant lumber product that won’t warp, split, or splinter. Plastic lumber is also a valuable alternative to wood deck materials. It’s similar to composite except that it contains no wood fibers. Both composite and plastic decking materials come in a variety of colors and styles and are made to look like real wood. Composite decking is part of a growing market of wood alternatives because it is very easy to maintain, and requires no refinishing, sanding, or staining.
Wood Decking Materials
For wood decks, both softwood and hardwood lumber make great decking materials. Wood lumber is categorized in grades by its quality and appearance. For more on this, read our guide to lumber grades.
- Softwoods: Redwood and cedar decking boards are beautiful and naturally resistant to rot and pests due to oils and tannins already present in the wood. Heartwood, or wood from the centermost part of the tree, is the strongest kind of softwood and offers the most natural protection.
- Hardwoods: Exotic hardwoods like mahogany, ipe, tigerwood, or massaranduba make beautiful decking materials but require a little more work than softwood to cut and fasten. We recommend pairing hardwood with hidden deck clips for easier installation. You can either leave the wood in its natural state or apply a stain. Hardwoods require an oil-based stain developed for this purpose, as other stains won’t penetrate the dense material.
Treated Lumber Decking Materials
Pressure-treated lumber is resilient, economic, and easy to work with. It can be easily painted or stained to match any shade under the sun. This lumber makes a great decking material because it’s treated to withstand mold, fungus, and pests. In recent years, lumber treatment technology has advanced to use safer, less toxic substances like alkaline copper quaternary or copper azole. You should always use proper protection when handling treated lumber and dispose of any waste in an environmentally appropriate way.
Most Popular Decking Brands
Building a great deck starts with great lumber products, which is why we work with top brands in the decking industry to secure the best materials for your decking projects. These popular brands represent everything you want your new deck to be: strong, high-quality, and sustainably-sourced.
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The top decking brand, Trex Decking is the largest manufacturer worldwide for wood alternative decking materials. Trex’s composite decking is a high-performing and sustainable alternative to wood made from 95% recycled wood fibers and plastic. With no staining or refinishing required, Trex decking solved all of the problems associated with wood decking — this means no cracking, splintering, or warping. With a 25 year warranty, Trex is guaranteed to hold up over time. Trex also manufactures deck railing, decorative trim, outdoor lighting, and fencing.
Atlantis Deck Railings
Atlantis creates minimalist and modern cable railings. As an alternative to traditional wood railings, cable deck railings are more durable, require much less maintenance, and don’t block your view. Pair high performance steel cable with wood, steel, or composite deck posts from Atlantis to complete your deck’s look. If you want a great-looking railing that will allow you to look through it, Atlantis railings are a great choice for your home.
Fairway Deck Railings
Fairway makes visually appealing and architectural railings that are well-suited for many deck types. For those seeking a more customized look, Fairway offers design-build railing featuring unique patterns to make your deck stand out. With many materials and styles to choose from, from durable steel or composite to lightweight PVC, vinyl, or aluminum, Fairway is sure to have a strong and attractive deck railing for your project.
Specializing in low-maintenance, long-lasting products, AZEK offers signature capped polymer decking and TimberTech composite decking in a variety of shades and finishes.
With the goal to increase the availability of recycled materials for decking, AZEK’s sustainable option mimics the natural look of real wood. They also have a selection of patio pavers, deck railing, lighting and trim to help make your complete decking project a success. AZEK products are backed by 25-50 year limited warranties to protect against structural failure or fading.
Deck Design Elements
Building a great deck involves more than just the basic structure. Don’t forget deck railings and trim, posts and caps, deck stains and other deck design accessories.
A deck railing is required for decks over 30’ tall, and to accompany any stairs. Our available deck railings meet all code requirements for height and durability, with many material options available for a seamless design with the rest of your deck. Whether you want a wood or composite railing that stands out as a design feature or a cable or glass railing that allows you to enjoy the view from your deck, we have an option that will suit your project’s needs.
To complete your decking project, we carry all the extras you might need, including deck lights, outdoor or landscape lighting, deck stairs, and accessories. Visit our showroom to collect everything you’ll need to enjoy your new deck!
Our selection of deck stains protect deck boards from water, UV rays, mold, and other potential damage. We have a variety of deck stains to choose from, including solid stains, semi-transparent stains, and clear stains and sealers. Depending on the decking material you’re using, you may need a certain type of stain, like a water or oil-based stain, or no stain at all. Consult the experts at Zeeland Lumber & Supply to find the right deck stain product for your deck.
Decking Screws, Deck Clips, and Tools
Whether you’re a professional installer or DIY expert, Zeeland Lumber has the hardware and tools you need to build a beautiful deck. Our decking screws and hidden deck clips are the perfect fasteners for your project. Whatever material you’re working with, we have what you need to hold it together. To make your job easier, try our decking tools, designed to help you complete your project in the most efficient and ergonomic way possible.
Zeeland Lumber & Supply Deck Design Professionals
If you’ve got an idea for your new deck, or you need a little inspiration, let our design experts help you find everything you need to make the project a success. If you want to design an area for entertaining, talk to us about installing a fire feature for guests to gather around or built-in furniture for seating. If you want to build a covered area to enjoy your deck in any weather, reach out to us for structural design tips. If you’re unsure about whether building a wood or composite deck, our decking professionals can assist in deciding which is better for you, and then help you build a stunning new deck that will last a long time. To learn more about our current selection of decking materials and accessories, give us a call at 888-772-2119 or stop into our showroom today!
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