Tag: PVC Deck Boards

Protect your Deck with Waterproof Deck Coatings

Protecting the sub-structure decks with waterproof deck coatings can be an overlooked part of the deck building process.

There have been many innovations over the years in the design of structures to ensure even more strong and long-lasting structures to support our modern lifestyles in indoor and outdoor living. From houses, to decks, and other facilities, our buildings stay healthier and are longer-lived. Yet, the substructure of a deck continues to be overlooked and is one of the least-loved segments of a deck.

The substructure goes often unnoticed since it is for the most part, hidden from view. What is the point in ensuring a healthy substructure when it won’t …

Deck Boards Ready for Winter

Get your PVC Dock and Deck Boards Ready for Winter

Winter is just around the corner – a little fall preparation for your Deck Boards Ready for Winter will help protect them from whatever winter blows our way! Whether it’s for your home backyard deck, or your Muskoka docks in cottage country, winter affects all of our structures. TIVADEK PVC deck boards are made of strong, stable and durable PVC with patented core technology. While our TIVADEK and TIVADOK products are made to maximize enjoyment and minimize maintenance, a little preparation will help keep them looking and performing their best.

Unless you want to be rushing about in the cold, now is the time to winterize your deck and …

Cleaning Tree Sap from Your PVC Deck Boards

Cleaning Tree Sap from Your PVC Deck Boards

Deck contractors and homeowners alike know the problem when it comes to cleaning tree sap, a sticky substance that hinders the enjoyment of backyard and dockside living.  Sap gets in the way of many enjoyable things in life. It attracts bugs, stains clothes, and ruins paint jobs on cars. If you have taken to walking on your PVC deck boards barefoot or in socks, you can end up with sticky sap on your feet. Or for those who like to relax and do their yoga on their Muskoka docks, the sap on PVC dock decking might stain their yoga gear. Then there are your pets. A beloved pet may not …

Embossments on the Rise

Embossments on the Rise

When choosing the best PVC decking, there is a lot more to consider than just the colour: strength, how the board is manufactured, as well as the embossments. The embossments on the Rise on any particular board can create a look that is either authentic or uncanny, depending on how well it is made. Luckily, PVC deck boards have come a long way since they were first introduced in the early 2000s. There are many more options and styles available now, and as of late, more realistic designs. However, if you’re looking for the absolute best PVC deck material available, then it is best to stick with premium products such …

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Tips for Designing an All-Season Deck

When investing time and money into creating the dream deck for your outdoor space, you want to enjoy it all year round. Whether you are sipping a hot chocolate by your deck heater in December or having a barbecue in July, here are some tips for designing an all-season deck that can be utilized to its maximum potential.

Create an All-Season Deck By Adding an Enclosure

Adding an enclosure to your deck can protect you from harsh weather conditions during all seasons. Screen rooms are great options to prevent bugs from getting in while still being able to appreciate the fresh outdoor air. Three-season rooms will also protect you from …


Prepping For a Deck Build

With the new year arriving and warm months around the corner, what better time to start thinking about a new deck build. It takes a lot of time and effort from the initial planning and design process all the way to actually implementing it and building your deck. This blog will give you tips on what to focus on when you are in the initial planning stages of your deck build.

Get Inspired Before Getting Started on Your Deck Build

Before you start building, you want to have a clear idea of what you are envisioning for your deck. You may be at the point of knowing you want a …


Deck-orating for the Winter

Your outdoor deck doesn’t have to be used just in the summertime. Deck-orating is a great way to make it cozy and inviting for the whole winter season. Considering many are working from home this year, it can be difficult to make time to get outside when the winter months arrive. With some Christmas lights and decorative touches, your family will be sure to sneak outside and enjoy a nice hot chocolate cozied up in a blanket on your outdoor deck.

Setting Up the Space

If you have a deck made out of PVC deck boards, the nice part about the winter season is that you don’t have to worry …


5 Deck Trends to Follow in 2021

With this year coming and going – and being a crazy year to say the least – many people are looking for fresh starts and new trends to add to their homes. Nice weather is just a few months away now in Canada and it is a great time to start thinking about building or upgrading your deck so you can enjoy the warm months to their fullest! Here is a look at 5 deck trends that we think you should look into this upcoming year.

1. Natural Wood Tones & Borders

One of our favourite deck trends for 2021 – we are seeing a number of people purchasing boards …


The Best Winter Deck Enclosures

The arrival of winter brings the determination to stay outside and use your deck as long as you possibly can despite the cooling temperatures. In the summer, bugs, rain, and scorching sun can also prevent you from enjoying your deck. What if there was a solution that would allow you to enjoy your backyard deck year-round? How would you feel about adding an enclosure to your existing deck? Deck enclosures can protect your deck from the elements and allow you to spend time on your deck year-round.

Considerations to Make

Much like when you are first building a deck, you will want to think about how your deck will be …

Deck design tips for your ultimate outdoor space

Deck Design Tips for Your Ultimate Outdoor Space

Designing a brand new deck can be an intimidating process for a beginner or even someone with previous building experience. Selecting the best deck design is ultimately up to who will be using it and what the purpose of the deck will be. Determining the primary use of your deck is an essential first step in the deck design process. Will you be using your backyard deck to entertain guests? Do you have pets or children? Do you plan on using your deck year-round? Once you determine the primary use of your deck you can move forward to the following tips to design your dream backyard deck.

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