With the frame of your deck built, one of the final steps is overlaying the substructure with decking materials. Depending on the finished look you want to achieve, you’ll need to determine just how much material you’ll need to carry out your deck design plans.
Use our deck flooring estimator to find out how much material you’ll need to complete your project. Your results will show you:
Once you know how much material you’ll need, use our pricing calculator to get a feel for the cost of materials, depending on whether you plan to use a specific species of wood, composite, or other type of material (such as PVC flooring).
Choosing boards to form your deck flooring is one part aesthetics and one part mechanics. Beyond selecting the type of wood or composite decking materials, you’ll also need to know how many boards -- and what size -- you’ll need to create the flooring for your deck.
There are several factors that determine how many boards you’ll need to form your flooring: