Finishing Materials

Pur Patio: An amazing variety of finishing materials for your patio!

The finish of your dreams for your patio

FINISHING MATERIALS—CLASSIC OR EXOTIC ?

Composite finishes offer superior durability and more design versatility than wood. In addition, they are resistant to insects and do not split, rot or warp over time. Among other advantages to consider, they require little maintenance since they need no staining or painting.

Ipe is the costliest of wooden materials, is extremely resistant, requires little maintenance and offers an unparallelled stylish look. On the other hand, it is an exotic product sourced from an intensively harvested forest and constitutes an environmentally questionable choice.

Roasted wood is available at a price between cedar and composites or Ipe. Often sourced from local wood, it requires little transportation and its antifungal properties are not derived from chemical treatment. It constitutes a good, high end, environmentally sound choice.

Red and white cedar offer the best compromise, all round. A Canadian product, harvested in an environmentally responsible way, cedar is an ecological choice offering a stylish look at a very reasonable price. Cedar does not require staining to resist weathering.

Treated wood is surely the most economical product for wooden patio and terrace construction. However, it requires considerable maintenance and is subject to splitting and warping in the sun. Consequently, Pur Patio no longer uses treated wood for building patios.

It is possible to build a hybrid patio using composite materials for the horizontal surfaces while using cedar for the vertical elements.

COMPOSITES AS A FINISHING MATERIAL

TREX composite patio

A MATERIAL FROM RECYCLED SOURCES

As finishing materials for patios, pergolas, gazebos or fences, composites offer superior durability and more design versatility than wood. In addition, they are resistant to insects and do not split, rot or warp over time. Among other advantages to consider, they are low maintenance since they don’t require staining or painting. Composite products contain 95% recycled materials, making them an environmentally friendly and sustainable choice, and by the same token, allowing points for LEED certification.

Design possibilities are almost limitless and Pur Patio.ca can help define your needs, put your ideas on paper and assist you in drawing up the plans. Patterns, curved structures, colours, textures are all varied possibilities within your reach when planning a garden patio, pergola, gazebo or other exterior space. In addition, concealed fasteners offer an opportunity to plan a stylish, refined patio design.

AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY FINISHING MATERIAL FOR YOUR PATIO

A LOCALLY SOURCED RESISTANT MATERIAL

White cedar is the number one, environmentally friendly choice for building a wooden patio. Thanks to its natural oils, it offers an excellent resistance to rot. Sourced locally, white cedar needs little transportation. Without staining, it will weather to a grey finish. This cedar being smaller than its Western cousin, the size of the lumber available is somewhat limited.

RED CEDAR A TOP CHOICE FOR THE PATIO

A WARM WOOD

A red cedar patio is the number one all-around choice at Pur Patio. It’s the wood of choice because of its smooth grain and natural warmth. Western red cedar is practically rot-proof because of its natural oils. Being light, red cedar is easy to work with, may be cut and handled easily and will not warp or crack readily. A bit more expensive than treated wood, red cedar is a guarantee of a splendid patio for many decades. It isn’t necessary to stain red cedar to protect it from the weather. However, without staining, it will weather to a grey finish. Harvested in Canada and with a useful life of more than 25 years, red cedar is an environmentally friendly choice. It certainly offers the best value.

IPE: AN EXOTIC FINISH FOR THE PATIO

A VERY HARD WOOD!

An exotic wood of choice, Ipe grows mainly in South America. Its extreme density makes it the most resistant patio covering. Ipe is so dense that it sometimes has to be drilled before installation. Some compare its strength to that of steel. Its great hardness makes it more difficult to work with and requires the use of specialized tools. Pur Patio does not install exotic woods unless they are certified by the FSC or a similar organization.

HEMLOCK, A LOCAL WOOD FOR THE PATIO

RESISTANT TO ROT

Hemlock is a local wood found growing in most of Canada. Considered a low quality lumber, it is not used very frequently for building wooden patios. Yet, hemlock is very rot resistant and denser and more solid than pine. It is environmentally friendly since it is harvested locally and is resistant to rot without the use of chemicals. It gives a rustic look to your projects.

TREATED WOOD IS THE MOST FREQUENTLY USED MATERIAL

PUR PATIO NO LONGER BUILDS DECKS CALLING FOR TREATED WOOD AS A FINISHING MATERIAL.

Treated wood is the most frequently used finishing material for wooden patios. Its principal advantage is undoubtedly its affordability. Treated wood is used in the construction of basic, inexpensive patios and fences. Unfortunately, while drying, treated wood warps and splits considerably. Despite the treatment applied to the wood, it will have to be protected again, from the first year of construction (after drying).

Since 2012, Pur Patio no longer builds decks calling for treated wood as a finishing material. Treated wood is less expensive than cedar, but experience shows that it degrades about twice as fast as red cedar, thus completely eliminating the initial savings.

STAIN: PROTECTION FOR THE PATIO

WOOD REQUIRES GOOD PROTECTION

Customers who entrust Pur Patio with the maintenance of their cedar deck are ensured that they will enjoy their patio for decades.

Staining is one of the steps that is often botched! Instructions provided by all stain manufacturers insist on the importance of sanding before applying the stain. This first step is essential for obtaining thorough penetration

Pur Patio uses Sansin® brand stain. Sansin® has been making environmentally friendly water-based stains for more than 20 years. These stains really bring out the lumber’s grain and in addition, allow the wood to breathe. When moisture can migrate freely in and out of the wood and the surface has been prepared adequately, your patio’s colour will never flake.

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Installateur de patio Certifié

Pur Patio is a certified TrexPro GOLD company

Certfied Trex Pro GOLD patio builders have received state-of-the-art training  in the use of Trex products and their installation. They form a restricted group of talented, dedicated professionals experienced in the use of Trex products. To build the terrace of your dreams, look for the TrexPro GOLD logo. 

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