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Tigerwood Deck by Archadeck, St. Louis

Tigerwood Deck by Archadeck, St. Louis – displays floor board pattern

There’s nothing that equals the beauty of wood… wood floors, wood furniture, wood decks and other outdoor living structures built using wood.

Appealing characteristics of wood include aesthetics, durability and the utter uniqueness of each and every board.

In addition to pressure treated lumber and cedar, contractors can use Tigerwood, Ipe and other natural woods for decks, porches, pergolas and gazebos.

Yet with today’s composite and vinyl decking materials, builders can also design a deck, or other outdoor structure, to simulate the look of wood — complete with deck board ‘streaking’ … a ‘look’ that was previously unique only to natural woods.

So let’s take a look at several options that are the ‘real-wood-deal’ as well as decking materials that ‘capture’ the ‘look and feel’ of real wood. Read the rest of this entry »

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Wood deck designs are affordable, attractive, durable, and versatile; thus, wood decks remain a popular choice in the St. Louis region.

Along with newer generation composite and vinyl decking materials, beautiful solid wood is a great product for outdoor living spaces.

See a few examples of handsome wood decks by Archadeck in the slideshow below… Read the rest of this entry »

Tigerwood Deck, Hardwood, Archadeck, St. Louis Mo

Tigerwood Hardwood Deck by Archadeck, St. Louis Mo

Outdoor living is affordable, beautiful, and durable with wood deck designs by Archadeck — America’s favorite designer and builder of decks and other outdoor living structures.

Full disclosure:  We’re Archadeck-enthusiasts and proud of the work we do!  But wait.

There’s more.

Since Archadeck is a custom builder, we have experience with every imaginable decking material available on the market today.

Decking material choices for our customers include — not only wood — but the newest generation of composites, capped composites and vinyls.

And these latest products receive a lot of buzz.

“Building a Deck –  Where to Start?” offers a helpful summary that compares various decking materials and offers tips for choosing the material, right for you.

But back to the topic at hand. Wood decks. Read the rest of this entry »

As mentioned in our previous post, a recent architectural survey reports that 94% of respondents desire living spaces outside the house with features including a comfortable place to sit and enjoy the outdoors, relax, entertain, and dine — daytime or in the evening hours.

Take a look at popular outdoor living trends for 2012 in the Archadeck slideshow below… Read the rest of this entry »

Tigerwood Decks, St. Louis Mo by Archadeck

Tigerwood Hardwood Deck by Archadeck, St. Louis

As seen here, a hardwood deck has a gorgeous appearance, is rich in beauty and synonymous with elegance.

Hardwoods, including Tigerwood, will never go out of style and are a popular, eco-friendly material choice for deck and porch designs in the Greater St. Louis area.

Highlighted features include: a smooth surface, distinctive in appearance and color rich; exceptional quality that is dense and resistant to scratches; simple to clean and maintain; long life span with gentle weathering characteristics; a ‘green’ renewable resource; synthetic free; natural protective properties; resistant to insects, rot and decay. Read the rest of this entry »

Ipe Hardwood Deck with Benches by Archadeck

Ipe Hardwood Deck with Benches by Archadeck

The world of outdoor living includes not only a wide variety of structures and accessory options, but includes a wide variety of building material options as well.

Archadeck has long been recognized as America’s #1 deck builder with unparalleled expertise in the design and construction of porches, pergolas, gazebos and more.  Add in our network of preferred vendors, industry knowledge and powerful resources, your world of outdoor living has endless possibilities.  From composite to vinyl and lumber, to exotic hardwood, including Ipe, Archadeck can help.

So today, let’s look at Ipe (pronounced eepay). Read the rest of this entry »

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