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

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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