The Finish Look of Your HardieDeck

The James Hardie HardieDeck™ system is a combination of 196mm wide, thick fibre cement decking boards with a specific joiner and snap-in top strip to provide fixing and a contrasting appearance to the decking boards. The snap-in top strips are black in colour, but the decking boards can be sealed in either a clear ‘natural’ raw finish, or in a coloured look.

There are certain factors to consider when deciding on the finish of your new deck. HardieDeck have their own information guide to understand suitability, application and care. This is the most important consideration before deciding, as it will determine the colours you are able to use. You may need to consider things such as the height above ground of your proposed flooring, the distance you are from a coastal environment, and of course the existing style of the area. You can refer to the HardieDeck™ Sealing Guide for more information, and we are also here to help if you have any questions.

There are three options when choosing what finish you would like for your HardieDeck.

Colour Look HardieDeck

Completing your deck in a solid colour provides a neat, modern look. There are options to tint recommended durable sealers, in a range of colours to suit your style and your home. This may depend on your proposed deck location, but we can help you with this!

To date, greys are the most popular HardieDeck™ colours, which is likely due to the trending in recent years of Greys for house paint colours.

Raw HardieDeck – Clear Seal

A clear sealed HardieDeck™ can be attractive and durable. The subtle variation in colour and pattern achieves an honest finish which provides character and, to some, an industrial appeal.

This option is showcasing the material in it’s raw state, and is suitable to all deck design options and environments.


Timber Look HardieDeck

A traditional timber finish can also be achieved with HardieDeck. This look is for those wanting to still achieve a stained timber finish, with a durable and fire resistant product. This finish is more suitable for light-duty applications. It is important to remember that this is not natural timber, and the ‘grain’ appearance is more difficult to achieve with a stain on solid material. 


If you would like to know more about how much a HardieDeck might cost you, fill in our enquiry form and we will arrange a FREE quote.

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