A floating deck is a stand-alone deck that isn’t attached to a building. They are typically low to the ground, with the fascia or skirting hiding the understructure so that it appears to be floating, hence the name.
What are the advantages of a floating deck?
For starters, a floating deck looks great in a backyard. It designates a place for activities like grilling, sunbathing, eating, or reading, meaning the rest of the yard can remain largely untrampled. As such it’s a real favourite for green thumbs. It’s not uncommon to see a simple path leading to a floating deck with the rest of the grass in the yard looking pristine.
Do-it-yourselfers are drawn to them because of the simplicity of the build compared to more elaborate decks. It takes a professional eye and hand to attach a deck to an existing house. The installation of steps and railings brings its own set of challenges that call for experience as well. These difficulties can be avoided with a simple floating deck.
The cost savings are an attractive feature as well. Steps and railings are not needed on low floating decks. This means they’ll usually have a lower price tag than decks requiring more accessories for safety and access.
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