Decking & Seaside places, how to choose?

Everything you need to know to choose the right decking boards and systems in seaside areas

Really a few people do know the big efforts that seaside activities, houses, restaurants, hotels have to do each year in order of maintaining their decks and outdoors furniture! Such a work! With this little guide we’d like to give you some points to reflect on if you’re in the process of choosing the right outdoor flooring for your deck area.

It is not that hard, but most people don’t know… Just 3 simple points to follow and your families and clients will definitely enjoy your deck which has costed less than you think (in terms of physical and financial efforts):

  1. Material
  2. Installation System
  3. Maintenance


The very first thing is to check if you’re more real wood or composite oriented. In fact not all the materials are good to be exposed at seaside areas weather.

WOOD: We all know that wood gets on living even after it get cut and milled into decking boards, and most of all that it reacts a lot with sea weather! In the case you want to opt for wood, you absolutely need to choose a stable and seasoned one. Unfortunately the best wood are even the most costly, I am talking about IPE and Teak, which are commonly used  on boats too! With that kind of wood you’ll just have to care about esthetic maintenance (due to oxidation), but the structures stays still!!! What you really have to AVOID are soft woods like Fir and Pine for such job.

Composite: The best composite around is called DURO 2.0, the new material made of RICE HUSK (skin of the rice grain), Bamboo dust  and Polymers (not recycled). Yes, you got it right… RICE HUSK, a by product that would be otherwise burnt and create CO2 is given a much more noble second life into decking boards with incredible structural performances. It has to be compared to a noble wood other than common composites. Rice grows into water, and the skin of the rice protects the grain till the moment it’s ready to blossom! DURO2.0 by iDecking Revolution brings a brand new and high-tech surface that doesn't absorb liquids at all, making it extremely easy to clean even in the worst stains scenarios! Plus, the surface has even a patented cap that drastically decrease the fading factor of the colors!

This means that after years you will still be able to enjoy your decking in great splendor… The expansion coefficient of each board is just 1mm per running meter, and only in length! Another reason why DURO 2.0 has no competitor is for the REVOLUTIONARY installation systems patented to install it (which we’ll talk about in a little bit)! On the contrary make sure to ABSOLUTELY AVOID standard WPC products. 

Installation Systems

Traditional: Screws/Nails + Clips

No matter if it is face fastened or hidden fastened… Sea Weather is a major enemy of any kind of screw that with time looses its grip! If you are buying decking boards that have to be installed like that just be prepared to face a lot of structural maintenance, because, it’s just a matter of time, and this like this are going to happen:

iDecking Revolution Systems: ZERO SCREWS / EASY INSTALL AND REMOVE !

iDecking Revolution is the company born to innovate in the field of decking/cladding installation systems and materials! The company patented a whole new generation of decking installation systems, selling successfully worldwide!

EasyClick is the innovative system which allows you to install iDecking Revolution boards simply using your feet. No need to use any nails, screws, drills, spacers or “obsolete” clips. The EasyClick system helps ensure a quick and simple troublefree installation. EasyClick is essentially comprised of an understructure “rail system” which comes with pre-installed and pre-spaced patented EasyClick nylon clips. Our patented grooved decking boards are then simply pressed and locked in place. The system can be used both for Wood and for Composites such as DURO and ETHERNO (Carbonized Bamboo).