YIKES! All Decked out!
Can someone sum this up for me? I've been reading so much on this forum, I think I've totally confused myself. We are in the planning stages of a deck. We thought we were going with one of the composites but after reading everything on this site, I think we've pretty much ruled it out. So now, WHAT is the world is Garapa? I think I've figured out that IPE is some sort of Hardwood, but then, why isnt it just called hardwood or mahogony, brazillian cherry etc?
Looking at costs, what is the order of this stuff? PT,Composite, IPE, Garapa?
We're not looking for top of the line, but something better than a PT deck that will splinter in 5 years. What do you deck experts recommend?