Choosing the Right Decking for Your Dock or Marina
How has your dock, marina or water-side boardwalk been handling this rough Maryland winter? If you didn’t use the right decking materials in the first place, it’s possible you’ve ended up with a deck that is falling apart. If you want to avoid making the same mistake again, make sure you research Maryland marine decking products before making a commitment.
How Marine Decking is Different
- It’s designed to withstand high traffic and the harsh elements, such as strong winds, moisture, sand and sunlight.
- It’s not as slippery in wet weather unlike the traditional wooden decking, making for a safer experience.
- It doesn’t require annual sealing or refinishing, which saves you a lot of time in maintenance considering how big of a surface area marine decking usually covers.
- It will stand up to rot, mold and insects much better than non-specialized decking materials.
Different Brands of Marine Decking
You can find a wide variety of marine decking manufacturers all over the U.S. At Outdoor Specialties, we have done our research and have partnered up with a few companies that offer some of the best products on the market.
NyloDeck Marine Decking
NyloDeck decking is made from recycled carpet fiber mixed with high-performance resins. This combination, as well as the unique manufacturing process, creates one of the strongest 1-inch boards on the market. NyloDeck comes with a 25-year fade and stain warranty, which means the manufacturer stands behind their product.
The Elements DockBoard by Tamko offers the beautiful look of natural wood without the hassle of maintenance. However, expect this composite decking to fade slightly in the first few months. This won’t affect the board’s performance and will make the decking look more authentic.
TimberTech DockSider also offers a limited 25-year warranty on their products. The boards come in cedar and gray and also have a patented surface pattern that imitates wood grain.
Some marine decking manufacturers also carry marina-safe siding materials and even entire pre-manufactured floating docks. If you need any help selecting the proper decking for your dock or marina, feel free to contact Outdoor Specialties online or via phone.