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7 Ways Wood is Used in Modern Home Design

Today, we’re seeing wood used more and more to create pieces of dynamic style and function in modern home design. Both indoors and outdoors, beautiful types of wood are utilized for accent walls, ceilings, barn doors, and more. Here we list seven of our favorite ways wood is used in home design today.

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How To Properly Finish A Deck: Softwoods

The weather is getting warmer and summer is just around the corner. This means more time outside and on your deck. However, you may have noticed that your deck’s stain is starting to wear off and it’s in need of a little TLC. While restaining or painting a softwood deck isn’t complicated, there are some crucial steps that you need to follow to make sure it’s done properly. We’ve laid it all out so you can make sure your deck is on its "A-game" just in time for that first summer barbecue.

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How To Properly Finish A Deck: Hardwoods

Spring has sprung and summer is on the way! And, if you're looking out your window at a gray tropical hardwood deck, now is the perfect time to revive your outdoor space to it's former glory. Whether your deck is Ipe, Tigerwood, Cumaru, Garapa or even Bamboo, finishing a hardwood deck is different than cedar or pine decks. The following are some pro tips to ensure your deck is ready for your first backyard barbecue or graduation party. 

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Capped Composite vs. Capped Polymer Decking

Capped Composite and Capped Polymer (100% PVC) decking are excellent options for any outdoor space. Unlike real wood, they are  virtually maintenance free, splinter free, highly durable against the elements, and easy to clean. However, trying to choose between the two can get confusing. In the end it comes down to what works best for your deck needs, wants, and budget. Here we introduce the differences and similarities between Capped Composite and Polymer decking to help you make the best decision for your next project.

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