Pets can be hard on decks and vice versa, so choosing materials that are durable, safe, and easy to clean is crucial.

Cellular PVC

In the past darker Cellular PVC colours would retain heat that could be uncomfortable for sensitive paws, but modern material is manufactured with technology that mitigates the effect. Simply put, Cellular PVC is an outstanding choice for pet-lovers.

It boasts exceptional resistance to scratches, stains, and moisture, ensuring long-lasting durability. This material does not splinter, safeguarding your pets’ paws, and is easy to maintain with simple soap and water. Moreover, Cellular PVC decks tends to stay cooler than wood, making it comfortable for pets even in warm weather. Its combination of low maintenance and high resilience makes it a favorite among pet owners.

Winston’s grumpy as usual but his feet are fine on the walnut Cellular PVC deck boards.


Cedar is not only beautiful, it’s naturally resistant to decay and insect damage. This makes it a solid option for pet-friendly decks. It splinters less than many other types of wood, providing a safer surface for pets. However, to keep a cedar deck in top condition, regular upkeep is necessary. Sealing is recommended if pets will be using the deck.

Pressure Treated Wood

Pressure treated wood is no longer the green tinted eyesore of years past. Modern treated wood can be a budget-friendly option for those with pets. It’s resistant to pests and can handle the wear and tear from pets, but requires consistent maintenance, such as sealing and staining, to extend its lifespan and keep it looking its best.

More questions?

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