Why We Love Vinyl Decking and You Should Too

Created on: March 17th, 2023
Categories: Vinyl Decks
Why We Love Vinyl Decking and You Should Too

Vinyl is one of our favourite material options for outdoor decking in Calgary. Learn why today!

Vinyl decks have grown massively in popularity over the years. It is particularly popular in Calgary, where the elements can often be harsh on outdoor decking. 

At Mountain View Sun Deck, we specialize in designing and constructing vinyl decks. We love using this material for a number of reasons that we will like to highlight in this article.

The Benefits of Having a Vinyl Deck 

With a vinyl deck built by Mountain View Sun Deck in your yard, you will see these benefits:


Vinyl decking is a highly durable option for outdoor flooring. It is designed to withstand harsh outdoor elements, such as UV rays, extreme temperatures, moisture, and insect damage. Vinyl decking is resistant to rot, warping, and splintering, which are common issues with wood decking. Additionally, vinyl decking is easy to clean and maintain, requiring only occasional cleaning with soap and water. Vinyl decking can last for several decades, making it a cost-effective and long-lasting option for homeowners who want a low-maintenance and durable outdoor flooring solution. Overall, vinyl decking’s durability is one of its key advantages over other decking materials.

Low Maintenance

Vinyl decking is a low-maintenance option for outdoor flooring. It is designed to resist stains, scratches, and mold, making it easy to clean and maintain. Vinyl decking only requires occasional cleaning with soap and water, and does not require staining, sealing, or painting like wood decking. Vinyl decking is also resistant to warping and splintering, eliminating the need for regular sanding or repairs. Overall, vinyl decking requires less maintenance than other decking materials, saving homeowners time and money in the long run. This makes vinyl decking an attractive option for those who want a beautiful and long-lasting outdoor flooring solution without the hassle of regular upkeep.


Vinyl decking is a safe option for outdoor flooring. It is designed to be slip-resistant, providing a secure footing even in wet conditions, making it an ideal option for pool areas, hot tubs, and other outdoor environments that are exposed to water. Vinyl decking also eliminates the risk of splinters, which can be a hazard with wood decking. Vinyl decking’s slip-resistant surface is achieved through embossing or texturing, which increases the grip and reduces the risk of falls. Overall, vinyl decking’s slip-resistant surface and lack of splinters make it a safe choice for homeowners who want a secure and comfortable outdoor flooring solution.


Vinyl decking offers a wide range of aesthetics, allowing homeowners to customize their outdoor space to match their personal style. It is available in a variety of colours and patterns, including wood grain patterns that mimic the look of real wood. Vinyl decking can be combined with different railing options, adding another layer of customization to the overall design. Additionally, vinyl decking can be installed in different layouts and patterns, allowing for a unique and eye-catching design. With its customizable aesthetics, vinyl decking can enhance the appearance of any outdoor space, from a sleek and modern look to a rustic and natural style.


Many vinyl decking products are sustainable options for outdoor flooring. Vinyl decking is often made from recycled materials, such as recycled PVC or recycled plastic. This reduces the environmental impact of production and helps to keep waste out of landfills. Additionally, vinyl decking’s long lifespan reduces the need for frequent replacements, further reducing its environmental impact. Vinyl decking is also a low-maintenance option, which reduces the use of harsh chemicals and water for cleaning. Overall, vinyl decking’s use of recycled materials and long lifespan make it a sustainable choice for homeowners who want an environmentally friendly outdoor flooring solution.


Vinyl decking is a cost-effective option for outdoor flooring. While it may have a higher upfront cost than some other decking materials, such as pressure-treated wood, it is more affordable in the long run due to its low maintenance requirements and long lifespan. Vinyl decking requires minimal maintenance and is not susceptible to rot, warping, or insect damage, reducing the need for repairs and replacements. Additionally, vinyl decking is resistant to fading and staining, which can save homeowners money on cleaning and refinishing. Overall, vinyl decking’s low maintenance and long lifespan make it a cost-effective choice for homeowners who want a durable and low-maintenance outdoor flooring solution.

Get Your Next Vinyl Deck Built by Mountain View Sun Decks 

As you can see, there are many upsides to choosing vinyl as the main building material for your dream deck. With its many design options and durability, it makes sense economically, among many other reasons.

To learn more about vinyl decking in Calgary, contact us today and our experts will get back to you with the best custom decking options for you. 

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