With so many decking material options to choose from, it's hard to know what is your best decking option. You don't have to make a decision blindly. We have created the very useful Comparison Chart below to help put decking material prices into perspective.

This decking materials price comparison includes nearly all the popular premium hardwood decking species as well as synthetic decking prices to help you get the most value for your decking investment.

Remember, the lowest decking price is not always your best decking price.

Are you ready to compare decking prices? We can help. 



The following decking material cost comparison was prepared by Mataverdedecking.com to fairly include nearly all the most popular decking materials, including premium hardwood decking species as well as synthetic decking prices including:  

Softwood Decking Materials

Softwood decking materials range from the lowest to the highest decking prices, depending on the species and grade of the decking material. Our chart includes:

  • Pressure treated decking (lowest price decking)

  • Knotty cedar decking pricing

  • Clear cedar decking pricing

Synthetic Decking Materials 

Based on initial pricing only, synthetic decking materials can range from moderate to higher priced decking material options. There are many synthetic decking options to consider. 'Low end' composite decking is often made of wood particles and recycled plastic. The colors often ten to fade out quickly. 'Capped' Composite decking Many all-natural wood decking options are available at lower prices than Trex decking and other synthetic decking materials. Our chart includes:

  • Low end "composite" decking prices

  • "Fiberon" composite decking prices

  • "Trex Enhance" decking prices

  • "Trex Transcends" decking prices

  • "Azek" decking prices

Modified Decking Materials

"Modified" wood decking includes thermally modified woods. ThermoWood hardwood decking uses native North American hardwoods, and using only heat and steam, transforms them into a highly stable, durable decking product.

  • ThermoWood hardwood decking

High Density Hardwood Decking Materials

High density hardwood decking species like Garapa, Cumaru, Machiche and Ipe decking can range from moderate to higher priced decking, depending on species, sizing and grade of material. Because these hardwood decking species last so long, they are considered the lowest price decking material over their lifetimes.  The cost of hardwood decking often costs less than composite decking, beautifully and naturally. Our decking price chart includes:

  • ipe_deck_with_curved_railing_system5/4x6 Cumaru decking prices

  • 5/4x6 Garapa decking prices

  • 1x4 Ipe decking prices

  • 1x6 Ipe decking prices

  • 5/4x4 Ipe decking prices

  • 5/4x6 Ipe decking prices

  • Pre-grooved Ipe decking prices


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BASED ON INTERNET SHOPPING SURVEY,  July 2021Square foot pricing for decking options based on internet shopping survey on July 12 2021

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As you can see, there is a wide range of pricing options for your decking. A few points you may wish to consider:

  • All the above decking prices are listed as square foot prices to help you compare decking material prices quickly and easily.
  • When factoring all the costs in building a new deck, the decking boards themselves typically account for only about 25% of the total cost of a new deck project.

  • After your deck is built, the decking boards will be the most visible part of your deck. Why not use a material that you can be proud of for years to come?

  • The initial price of your decking is only one consideration when choosing a decking material.  How long will your decking boards last?

  • Long lasting high density hardwood decking species like Cumaru decking and Garapa decking are affordably priced and last a very long time.  The life cycle cost of high density hardwood decking is the lowest cost over the lifetime of your deck.

  • There are Ipe, Cumaru, Massaranduba, Machiche and Garapa natural hardwood decking material options that are priced lower than synthetic decking material. High density hardwood decking looks better naturally, performs better, and lasts longer than synthetic composite decking.

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