Want Low Mainenance? Try the "NEW" compositeand PVC decks. The staining and mold issues are gone, they are fade and scratch resistant and the colors are so realistic! Below are some shots of a big 2 level Timbertech XLM PVC deck, with Trick and tips on each photo.
Tip: Plan your space, think of what you might use this part of your deck for. In this case, we have one level just for the outdoor dining table, the are other places for deep seating outdoor furniture, chaise lounges and the BBQ
Tip: Consider accent colors for things like the rail, or the facia board, or something we call picture framing, which is a different color single or double border around the edge of the deck. We chose black rail to see through.