Eco-Friendly Decking: Choosing Sustainable Materials for a Green Outdoor Space

January 10, 2024


In today’s environmentally conscious world, creating a sustainable outdoor space is more than just a trend; it’s a commitment to preserving our planet. At The Outdoor Store (Louisville, Kentucky), we understand this responsibility and are dedicated to offering eco-friendly decking solutions. This article explores the sustainable decking materials available at our Crestwood store, their environmental benefits, and how they can transform your outdoor living experience.

Sustainable Decking Materials at The Outdoor Store

At the Outdoor Store, we understand that the choices we make today shape our tomorrow. In our commitment to a sustainable future, we are proud to offer an exclusive range of eco-friendly decking materials. Each product in our collection is selected with the utmost care to ensure that it meets our high standards for environmental sustainability, durability, and aesthetic appeal. As you explore our range of Armadillo, Deckorators, and Trex decking options, you’ll discover that going green doesn’t mean compromising on quality or style. Join us in making a positive impact on the environment, one deck at a time.

Armadillo Decking

Known for its durability and eco-friendly composition, Armadillo decking is made from recycled materials. Its unique blend offers a long-lasting, low-maintenance solution for your deck.

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Deckorators decking combines beauty with environmental responsibility. Manufactured using Eovations technology, it offers the industry’s best strength-to-weight ratio and is made from a blend of recycled materials.

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Trex Decking

As a leader in eco-friendly decking, Trex uses 95% recycled wood and plastic film. Their products are designed to last longer than wood, reducing the need for replacement and minimizing waste.

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The Environmental Impact of Sustainable Decking

Choosing sustainable materials for your deck goes beyond aesthetic appeal; it significantly contributes to environmental preservation in several key ways:

Carbon Footprint Reduction: Sustainable decking materials, such as those offered by Trex, Armadillo, and Deckorators, play a crucial role in reducing carbon emissions. Since these materials are made from recycled wood and plastic, they eliminate the need for new raw materials, thus reducing the carbon footprint associated with manufacturing. Moreover, the longevity of these materials means less frequent replacements, further curtailing the carbon emissions over the deck’s lifecycle.

Conservation of Natural Resources: Traditional decking materials like virgin wood contribute to deforestation, a major environmental concern. By opting for eco-friendly decking, you’re choosing products that do not contribute to deforestation. This choice helps in preserving forests, which are vital for biodiversity, climate regulation, and air purification.

Promoting Biodiversity: Forests are not just sources of timber; they are habitats for countless species. Sustainable decking options ensure that natural habitats are not disrupted. This is especially important in maintaining ecological balance and supporting various forms of wildlife.

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Reducing Chemical Treatments: Traditional wood decks often require chemical treatments to prevent rot and pest infestation. These chemicals can be harmful to the environment, leaching into the soil and potentially affecting local waterways. Eco-friendly decking materials, on the other hand, require minimal to no chemical treatments, ensuring a safer environment for both humans and wildlife.

Encouraging Recycling and Circular Economy: By using recycled materials, eco-friendly decking encourages a circular economy where materials are reused and repurposed. This approach reduces waste, limits the need for landfill space, and promotes a more sustainable use of resources.

Educational Aspect: Choosing an eco-friendly deck offers an opportunity to educate others about sustainable living. It serves as a tangible example of how individual choices can have a positive environmental impact, encouraging others to make eco-conscious decisions in their lives.


Expanding your outdoor living space with sustainable decking not only enhances your home but also contributes significantly to environmental preservation. The Outdoor Store is committed to providing eco-friendly decking options that reduce waste, conserve natural resources, and support a healthier planet. By choosing sustainable materials, you’re not just building a deck; you’re building a better future.

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Anthony Terry
April 19, 2023

The Outdoor Store is great customer service quality products they even come out to the customers house in make sure the product is good for the customer and they are satisfied. They are quick about getting the material to your residents. They very professional about there products and knowledgeable about them as well.

Randall Milburn
October 31, 2022

Very informative and helpful.

James Whitlow
February 27, 2023

I am installing a accent wall in my home & had ordered the material over a month ago from another local supplier & sadly the order was not delivered. I found out about the Outdoor Store in Crestwood & they told me they could get me the same product for the same price. Jon processed the order & a week later I had my material in hand. Can't beat that. Outstanding customer service.

Charles Scott
September 22, 2022

They just completed our covered deck yesterday and we could not be happier with the finished product. It is more beautiful that we had envisioned. The crews that came were professional, friendly, did excellent work, and cleaned up each day before they left. The quality of craftsmanship it just outstanding!!!!

Tracey Nettles
June 3, 2023

My deck was rotting so it was a tear down and rebuild. It turned out fabulous. My favorite part of this house is the outdoor space. All maintenance free and it’s beautiful. I was able to find planters and ways to hang hummingbird feeders that worked on the deck. It’s so beautiful. They were punctual and cleaned up the areas after they worked on it.

Ryan Lindeman
March 15, 2023

After several comparisons for deck, rail, and screen needs, this is the place that rose to the top. And they delivered! Quality product, quality installation, and good pricing. But most of all, the communication, follow-up, and customer service were exceptional. They know their stuff.

G Rudolph
March 26, 2024

Good prices, People that know thier products.

David McClain
October 27, 2022

The personnel at the outdoor store were very helpful in helping us decide to get the flooring for our outside deck and railing also very professional.Excellent materials and service

Randy Wilson
April 4, 2023

Easy to work with, fair pricing and quality work.

Christie DeHaan
June 13, 2023

Had a great experience going to The Outdoor Store!! The way everything is displayed really helped me pick out exactly which type of decking and lights I wanted. The staff there was super helpful and friendly. Highly recommend checking them out!

Robert Boyd
May 26, 2023

I've been getting the best deals and service on composite decking ,speak to John for assistance with your decking and railing. Great customer service.

Christopher Miller
October 30, 2022

Good honest and productive conversations concerning our deck with John and Craig. they were very helpful with our product selection!