Other types and styles of indooroutdoor carpeting are also used to cover the pontoon decking.
Pontoon aluminum deck vs wood. Fiberon Paramount PVC Decking in Sandstone. The problem with wood is that it can rot crack splinter and warp. As you already saw in the table above aluminum decking costs more than any type of wood or composite.
Many pontoons use an aluminum sub-frame covered with a marine grade plywood as the decking. The EPA dictated that lumber yards could no longer sell CCA treated plywood. Everyone after that swapped over to composite wood to save on costs.
Lightweight easy to install strong easy to clean and maintain lighter than wood rust-resistant stain-resistant and doesnt need covering. Insects are also attracted to wood which can damage your dock. FWIW I dont think anyone still uses plywood for seat bases.
Ive got a wood deck but given the choice I would want an aluminum one only because Im sure aluminum will last much longer than wood and is stronger. Docks are literally put on water so you are putting your wood dock on top of its weakness. 1 Mine has the aluminum deck and rotocast furniture bases.
There arent many cons with aluminum decking as its built to last so price and the style or usually the two biggest concerns. PONTOON DECKS - Wood-Aluminum-Composite WHATS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CCA AND ACQ DECKING. Veranda pontoons does offer an all aluminum deck as standard option.
The Suntracker regency line had all aluminum decks up until 2005 I believe. MARKSTAAR - Always the lowest delivered price. The marine industry was granted an exemption with the understanding that wood would not be cut and would be used in whole sheets.