The two-sided UltraDeck® Natural™ reversible decking is ideal for decks, porches, boardwalks, docks, hot tub surrounds, and similar applications. It combines composite durability with the look of real wood. The planks will not splinter, crack, rot, or allow insect infestation. They are easier to work with than wood and have a truly consistent plank uniformity.
1 1/8" H x 5 3/16" W
Made of polyethylene and recycled wood fibers
Features brushed surface on one side and embossed surface on the other side
Weathers to a natural color in 30-60 days
Meets building codes under ICC-ES Report Number ESR-1674
I have used the UltraDeck Natural for both steps and ramps and find it provides good traction when using the brushed side of the board even in the snowy Midwest (this board has a smooth side also and is reversible) being a hollow board, it's very rigid and easy to handle, Yes it does fade which I was told about the first time I purchased this product. I found the installation guide very helpful and had no issues. Will look at using other UltraDeck products in the future.
After looking at a few different Composite decking, I decided to use Ultradeck. I can only speak to the natural reversible, but here are some of the things i've experienced now that my deck is done. First off, after i cut out my post sections, and was putting that board into place (i didnt have help at this part) the end of the board i wasnt supporting ended up cracking and completely splitting in two at one of the sections where the post section was cut out. i was able to put the two pieces back together and you cant really tell it broke, but i expected more strength from the boards. secondly, these boards are very very slick!!! im not sure if you can actually put some sort of coat over them that has grip, but with nothing on it right now, its really slippery. and when it gets wet, its even more slippery. my dog can barely walk on it without slipping every where. Thirdly, as i was putting in the screws and the hidden deck fastners, a few of my boards split. my over experience with this brand of board was not very good. i would not recommend it being use. Im not sure if the solid boards are better, but i would steer clear of the natural reversible, or any of the ones that arent solid for that matter.
Pros: looks nice even though there are many imperfections
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