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Decking Inlays

Custom Decking Inlays Design & Installation

Custom decks add a level of beauty unmatched by a plain backyard. However, a deck with a custom decking inlay featuring an intricate design catapults the structure into artwork.

The appeal of deck inlays extends beyond their immediate visual impact. They convey a sense of craftsmanship and detail, reflecting the homeowner’s appreciation for fine workmanship and quality materials.

What are Deck Inlays?

Deck inlays add decorative elements to the surface of a deck, ranging from simple geometric shapes to custom emblems like herringbone, chevron, compass roses, anchors, and monograms.

When you add a deck inlay, it will become the centerpiece of your outdoor space, showcasing your personal design preferences. This aspect of deck design also gives our deck builders a platform to demonstrate their artisanal skills and imagination, improving the overall allure of your deck.

Deck Inlays provide several benefits, including an enhanced look, a boost in property value, and room for personalization. When skillfully integrated, these intricate designs can elevate a basic deck to an impressive custom piece of art.

A deck adorned with an exquisite inlay design is perceived as a high-end feature, positively impacting the property’s overall value.

Beyond aesthetics, decking inlays can help accommodate a deck’s natural expansion and contraction, ensuring durability and reducing long-term maintenance costs.

Aerial view of a composite deck with a pattern

Popular Deck Inlay Designs

Designs for deck inlay patterns can cater to a spectrum of homeowner preferences, ranging from simple to complex. Elementary designs could incorporate basic geometric forms, whereas complex patterns might feature custom shapes, a combination of diverse materials, and a harmonious color scheme.

Each design option presents its distinct visual appeal. These designs span from traditional to contemporary. Here are a few specific deck inlay designs:

  • Geometric Patterns: Designs like herringbone, chevron, and similar patterns are included. These patterns offer a contemporary appeal and give the deck a sense of depth.
  • Border Frames: This style uses contrasting perpendicular boards along the perimeter to create a decorative border covering end cuts while adding visual definition and design flair to the deck’s edges.
  • Botanical Designs: Detailed floral and vine designs provide an elegant touch, ideal for those desiring a timeless and classic appeal.
  • Maritime Motifs: Accents such as compass roses and anchor designs are suitable for decks with a coastal theme, evoking a refreshing marine ambiance.
  • Personalized Monograms: Unique initials or symbols introduce an element of individuality, demonstrating personal investment and uniqueness.

Each design contributes to the aesthetic enrichment of your deck, converting it into a genuine extension of your living space.

Types of Materials for Deck Inlay Patterns

A variety of materials can be used for deck inlays beyond just wood deck boards. Some common inlay material options include:

  • Composite Decking Materials: Composite decking boards are popular because they are available in various colors, textures, and grains. A composite deck inlay is a good choice.
  • Stone and Tile: Ceramic, porcelain, or natural stone tiles can create intricate patterns and borders. If you choose tiles, they must be rated for exterior use.
  • Glass: Glass blocks allow light to shine through, creating a unique look. They can be used for borders or centerpieces; tempered glass is recommended for safety.

Important Considerations When Adding a Deck Inlay Design

When you decide to add a custom inlay to your deck, it will require a detailed layout plan showing exactly where the inlay will be placed.

An inlay will increase the project’s cost because of its complexity, the material you choose, and labor costs for intricate installations.

When you choose a custom deck with an inlay, it is important to work with professional deck builders like our team at Big Yeti Builders. You want to make sure your deck builder can calculate how much material you need to keep waste at a minimum, understand what the substructure will require to support any additional weight from your inlay material and cut deck boards at exact angles to create your design.

Let Big Yeti Builders Design Your Custom Deck and Deck Inlay Pattern

If you envision a showstopping deck that extends your home’s interior design and decor, decorative inlays offer a way to bring that vision to life in your outdoor space. With the right design and expert installation, your inlaid deck will surely be the centerpiece of your backyard for years to come.

When you work with Big Yeti Builders, you entrust your outdoor living space to a team of experts dedicated to bringing your vision to life.

Do you live in Utah? Would you like to deck inlay for your custom deck? Contact the expert craftsmen at Big Yeti Builders to discuss your decking project today!

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