How to choose the material for your style and budget
Description Planks formed from various plastics, including PVC and recycled materials such as discarded milk jugs and detergent bottles.
Options Styles range from beige, brown, or gray slabs furrowed to resemble wood to boards embossed with graphic patterns.
Pros Plastic boards can be shaped into arced forms, so design possibilities are endless.
Cons It's pricey. The panels' sheen and texture look like imitation -- rather than real -- wood. Hot grease spills (from a grill) can cause pitting.
Care Clear leaves and dirt weekly with a broom or hose. Wash yearly with a solution of dishwashing liquid (or bleach, for tough grime) and water using a soft-bristle brush.
Cost $6.50 to $8 per square foot
Shown Above Eon Ultra in Chestnut and Sandalwood. $3.15/square foot. CPI Plastics, eonoutdoor.com.
Learn the best way to clean and stain your deck, here
Add Shade With a Pergola (00:01:00)
Easily Build a Stone Fire Pit (03:02)
Deck Bench Seat (02:57)
Paint Brightens Old Cabinets (00:01:00)
Hardwood Floor Care (04:54)
Vintage Collage Photo Art (12:40)
Kitchen Cabinet Crown Molding (00:01:00)
Laundry Room (20:00)
Window-Box Planter (00:20:00)
Organic Gardening Q and A (03:09)
A Magical Landscape Makeover 7 Photos
10 Amazing Jack O' Lantern Masterpieces 10 Photos
The Best Toys for Playful Cats and Dogs 13 Photos
How to Choose Mulch for Your Landscape 17 Photos
© 2013 Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.