Decking Distinction: Why Duradek’s Wood Look Triumphs Over Plank Alternatives

Unnatural Plank Vinyl Decking
Duradek’s Wood Illusion Decking

When it comes to decking materials, vinyl has emerged as a popular choice for its durability, low maintenance, and versatility. Among the leading vinyl decking providers, Duradek stands out with its innovative wood-look options, the Legacy Wood line, setting itself apart from competitors who opt for traditional wood plank patterns. In this blog post, we will explore the advantages of Duradek’s wood-look vinyl decking over the plank alternatives offered by competitors.

Distinctive Design with Duradek’s Wood Look:

Duradek’s wood-look vinyl decking offers a unique and visually appealing alternative to the conventional plank patterns. The design is carefully crafted to mimic the aesthetics of natural wood without the drawbacks associated with traditional plank lines. The lineal lines are designed to show the subtle appearance of the long wooden planks, and the side to side color variations give the illusion of plank boards, without the need for drawn-on solid lines.

Manufacturing Precision:

One of the key advantages of Duradek’s wood look is the precision achieved during the manufacturing process. Unlike plank patterns that require meticulous attention to keeping lines dead straight, the wood look eliminates potential manufacturing issues. This not only reduces waste but also contributes to a more cost-effective solution for homeowners.

Duradek's wood-look vinyl
Installation Ease in All Seasons:

During warm summer months, vinyl decking can easily be stretched as it lays in the sun during the installation process. This poses a challenge for plank patterns, as keeping the lines perfectly straight during installation becomes extremely difficult. Regardless of the installer’s experience level, vinyl stretches and becomes very malleable in extreme heat, which can cause what appears as unsightly ‘warping’ of the fake plank lines. In contrast, Duradek vinyl’s wood-look design minimizes the impact of stretching, ensuring a seamless and visually appealing installation regardless of the season.

Planks are Unforgiving on Imperfect Decks:

Not only are the dark lines between the plank boards un-natural looking, but much like traditional wood plank boards,  vinyl plank lines can be unforgiving, especially on decks that are not perfectly square. Any uneven edges become highly visible, detracting from the overall aesthetic appeal. Duradek’s wood-look vinyl, by design, is less exact in its wood look pattern which provides a forgiving design that accommodates imperfect deck shapes, ensuring a visually pleasing result every time.

Seamless Integration and Reduced Waste:

The overlap and seam bleed-out can make seams and details stand out even more on plank patterns, affecting the overall appearance of the deck. Duradek’s wood-look vinyl minimizes these issues, offering a plankless look that enhances the visual appeal of the deck. In addition, Duradek’s wood look design facilitates easier installation in narrow passes or irregular shapes, reducing waste significantly compared to plank alternatives. The reduction in waste will significantly impact the final price of the project, which ultimately benefits the homeowner greatly.

Illusion over Imitation

In the world of vinyl decking, Duradek’s wood-look pattern sets a new standard for aesthetics and functionality by creating the illusion of natural wood, rather than imitating the look of plank boards. By prioritizing precision in manufacturing, ease of installation, and forgiveness on imperfect decks, Duradek has successfully addressed common challenges associated with traditional plank patterns. Homeowners seeking a durable, low-maintenance, and visually appealing decking solution should consider the unique advantages offered by Duradek’s wood-look vinyl decking. Say goodbye to the limitations and poor imitations of plank patterns and embrace the natural beauty of Duradek’s innovative design of the Legacy Wood series.

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