Deck skirting is any material you place around the deck, to cover the gap between the ground and the flooring of the deck. It is like bed skirting, a finishing touch that not everyone chooses to add, but that can make a real statement when you do use it. Discover your deck skirting options and things to consider when you’re adding the skirting below.
Deck Skirting Options
When you think of deck skirting you might think of thin wooden lattice. This is a cheap and therefore fairly common skirting option, but it is far from your only one. Here is an exploration of the pros and cons of some of the most interesting deck skirting materials:
- Your deck material: Whatever material you have used for your deck is a natural choice for the skirting. However, this can be an expansive option. It also may not be your best choice visually. Many of the best deck skirting adds contrast with the main material.
- Wood: While expensive, adding planks of wood is a great deck skirting option. It can make the deck look solid, well-built, and like it can better withstand the elements.
- Bricks: Bricks are another relatively expensive look, and they are an unusual choice for beneath a deck, but they can look unique and pleasing for that reason. You can add a wide range of textures and colors with brick. It is guaranteed to contrast with your deck no matter what material you used.
- Lattice: Wooden lattice is a common deck skirting option. It looks nice, but it doesn’t last very long and it doesn’t completely block out the space under the deck. Vinyl lattice is a similar option and is usually available in a wider range of colors.
- Stone: Natural stone is an elegant option for deck skirting. It adds class and great looks, but it is also expensive.