Decking Materials

Build Your Perfect Deck With The Right Decking Materials

At Johnson Lumber, we provide Central Maryland with a wide selection of high-quality decking materials to suit every style, budget, and project requirement.

Our decking materials are carefully chosen to provide exceptional durability, aesthetics, and performance.

Choosing Between Wood Decking or Composite & PVC Decking

Two of the main categories of decking materials are all-wood decks and decks that are artificial. The latter group includes composite decking, which is a mix of wood and plastic, and PVC decking, which is 100% plastic. 

Ultimately, the choice comes down to personal preferences, budget, and how much time you’re willing to dedicate to maintenance. 

To give you a starting point, we have compiled this brief guide highlighting the strengths of each option:

Wood Decking

Timeless Beauty - Wood decking exudes a natural and classic charm that many homeowners find appealing.

Variety of species - With options like cedar, pressure-treated wood, ipe, tigerwood, and mahogany, wood decking offers a diverse range of aesthetics.

Renewable resource - Certain wood decking materials, like cedar and sustainably sourced hardwoods, are eco-friendly and renewable.

Composite & PVC Decking

Low maintenance - PVC and composite decking require minimal upkeep, eliminating the need for staining or sealing.

Durability - These materials are highly resistant to rot, insects, fading, and weathering, ensuring a long-lasting investment.

Eco-friendly - Composites often incorporate recycled materials, making them an environmentally conscious choice.

Whichever option you choose, rest assured that J.F. Johnson Lumber Company offers the finest selection and expert guidance to help you create the perfect deck for your home.

Getting Into The Grain - Johnson Lumber’s Selection of Wood Decking

Wood decking exudes a timeless charm and natural beauty that appeals to many homeowners. At J.F. Johnson Lumber Company, we offer a wide range of wood options, each with its own unique strengths:


Cedar Wood Decking – Cedar wood, sourced from the Pacific Northwest, is known for its natural protection against water damage and insects. It resists warping, cupping, and cracking, making it an excellent choice for long-lasting beauty. With minimal maintenance, you can maintain its rich color, and if left untreated, it develops an attractive weathered gray patina.


Pressure Treated Wood Decking – Our Premium Grade pressure treated lumber, provided by Culpeper Wood Preservers, is perfect for both residential and commercial projects. With superior resistance to decay and insects, it offers durability and strength for your deck.

Ipe Wood Decking – Ipe wood, also known as Brazilian walnut, stands as one of the best decking materials available. Its incredible hardness and resistance to rot and termites make it a long-lasting investment. While it boasts a rich natural color, applying a UV protectant coating can preserve its appearance. Without treatment, it gracefully ages to a silvery-gray hue.

Composite Decking - Beauty and Low Maintenance Combined

Composite decking has revolutionized the decking industry with its blend of wood fibers and recycled plastic, offering a durable and eco-friendly solution. With a wide array of colors and patterns, composite decking can effortlessly mimic the appearance of wood while requiring minimal upkeep. 

We stock five of the highest-quality names in composite decking:

  • Azek
  • Trex
  • TimberTech
  • Wolf
  • Evergrain

PVC decking is another excellent option that boasts exceptional durability and style. If you’re looking for a deck that can withstand the elements and resist fading, PVC is an ideal choice.

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The Johnson Lumber Difference

Alongside our wide selection of decking materials, we offer professional deck installation, deck repairs, and a range of decking accessories to enhance your outdoor living space.

Our knowledgeable team will assist you in selecting the perfect decking material based on your preferences, budget, and the specific requirements of your project. Visit our showroom or contact us today to explore our complete range of decking materials.