When evaluating the features of Fiberon (PVC) decking boards and Clubhouse, there are 5 essential characteristics to consider.
- Slip Resistance
How do Fiberon (PVC) and Clubhouse decking compare?
Clubhouse is better than Fiberon Paramount and Promenade with its stylish decking, superior slip resistance, and competitive pricing. The major distinction between the two that could sway your choice, however, lies in the warranty; Fiberon PVC offers double the coverage for twice as long!
To make the most informed decision about which composite decking is right for your needs, we should explore their differences further. By comparing each option side-by-side, you can decide which best suits your criteria.
When the answer is not so obvious, what reasons do I have for leaning towards one option over another?
Are my reasoning and conclusion make sense to you? Or is it immaterial when considering your deck? The challenges and opportunities you see for your backyard oasis.
Now, let’s compare Clubhouse to Fiberon (PVC) and determine which is right for your deck.
- How is Clubhouse Better than Fiberon (Paramount, Promenade)?
- Fiberon (Paramount, Promenade) VS Clubhouse for Slip Resistance
- Fiberon (PVC) VS Clubhouse for Appearance
- Fiberon (PVC) VS Clubhouse Price
- How is Fiberon (PVC) Better than Clubhouse Decking?
- Fiberon (PVC) VS Clubhouse for Warranty
- Fiberon (PVC) VS Clubhouse for Durability
How is Clubhouse Better than Fiberon (Paramount, Promenade)?
Clubhouse decking is better than Fiberon (Paramount and Promenade) in.
- Slip Resistance
There is some nuance in answering this. Which you will see below.
Fiberon (Paramount, Promenade) VS Clubhouse for Slip Resistance
Slip resistance is an important factor when it comes to choosing a decking material for your outdoor living space. For families, with kids, and pets, slip resistance is essential for a safe and enjoyable deck experience. Helping to ensure that everyone can safely navigate the deck without fear of slipping or tripping, but it also helps protect against any potential injuries.
The good news about our 2 decking brands is both have excellent traction.
|Clubhouse PVC||0.97 – 1.0||0.86 – 1.0|
|Fiberon (PARAMOUNT PVC)||0.80||0.75|
|Fiberon (Promenade PVC)||0.70||0.51|
Clubhouse has thee best level of slip resistance. But Fiberon is incredible compared to many other composite decking brands for slip resistance.
The only reason it is not the best is because of how high Clubhouse is rated.
When dry, it’s almost twice as much as the Canadian Construction Material Centre’s rating of 0.5.
In fact, longitudinal (along the decking board) it is twice as much both in the sun and when the deck is wet in pouring rain.
Fiberon (PVC) VS Clubhouse for Appearance
The aesthetic of a deck can be very important when selecting decking.
After all, it is the outdoor living space you will hopefully be looking at and enjoying for years.
Fiberon (PVC) and Clubhouse both have a variety of choices when it comes to appearance in terms of texture, colour, and finish.
Fiberon has 2 Collections with a total of 10 colours.
- Promenade (6)
- Paramount (4)
Clubhouse also has 2 lines, with 10 Colours
- Hardwood Collection (6 colours)
- Earthtone Collection (4 colours)
Same, same so far.
But there is more than just colour for decking appearance.
- Wire-Brushed vs Cathedral Wood Grains
- Hair Texture vs Deep Grain Embossing
- Variation vs Consistent Colouring
- Streaking over Solid Colour
Here I think Clubhouse excels.
With a wood grain pattern that I find more appealing than Fiberon’s. The depth and variation of decking colour is more attractive.
But this is all very subjective. My taste and preferences.
You may look at a Fiberon deck board and think that is what I would love to see for the next 50 years. And then it’s the board for you.
Fiberon (PVC) VS Clubhouse Price
The price of composite decking is an important factor to consider when selecting the right material for an outdoor living space.
Fiberon and Clubhouse both have different options when it comes to price.
|Lineal Cost per Foot|
|Clubhouse Earthtone Collection||$6 – 7.00|
|Clubhouse Hardwood Collection||$7-8.00|
Fiberon’s collections range from $7.00 for Paramount to $8.00 for Promenade per board foot.
Clubhouse 2 collections range in price. Earthtone is slightly lower than Fiberon, priced around $6 – 7.00.
But for the better-looking Hardwood collection, expect to pay $7 – 8.00.
Which is on the high end for cost of composite decking.
But to be fair, most PVC decking is on the high end.
Overall they are roughly priced the same, but you should be able to save a few bucks buying Clubhouse instead of Fiberon.
It may be a little bit harder to fine, but it may be worth the hunt fo the money saved.
How is Fiberon (PVC) Better than Clubhouse Decking?
One area where Fiberon is better is.
As you will see soon, Fiberon’s warranty is not only longer than Clubhouse, but there are also other reasons how it has a better warranty.
Fiberon (PVC) VS Clubhouse for Warranty
When it comes to choosing the right decking material for your outdoor living space, an important factor to consider is warranty. A good warranty will protect you if something goes wrong with your deck and ensure that any problems or defects are covered.
It will also give you peace of mind that you won’t be out thousands if the decking doesn’t live up to its promise.
Let’s explore what each brand offers in terms of warranty coverage so you can decide which product is best suited for your needs.
When it comes to warranties, Fibereon takes the cake!
Their PVC stain and fade warranty is twice as long as Clubhouse’s 25-year guarantee. Making most of the rest of our conversation meaningless.
That alone makes Fiberon the winner for best composite decking warranty between the two.
But let’s dig a little more into it.
Both start out the same, 100% for the first 10 years. Full material replacement.
Then it’s just a matter of dividing the remaining amount over 15 years for Clubhouse, 40 years for Fiberon.
At year 26, this difference is significant.
Fiberon is still paying out 60% for their Paramount and Promenade boards.
Adding icing to the cake, Fiberon still has a 10% payout after 51 years indefinitely.
Paying for the cost of removal and installation of decking is a huge expense.
A warranty that includes this expense is super valuable.
You must use a Fiberon-trained installer for the warranty to be valid.
But if you do, they will cover the cost of installation for 5 years after installation.
Now, this is just a cherry on the top.
Fiberon’s warranty is longer, paying out more for a longer period of time. And with a 5-year warranty to boot. Simply one of the best composite decking warranties.
Fiberon (PVC) VS Clubhouse for Durability
Besides warranty, which often is a good sign for durability.
How can we tell which is more durable, Fiberon or Clubhouse?
Let’s zoom into the decking material core. What is it made from and capped with? As we have all learned from earlier generations of composite, capping is critical to durability.
Clubhouse vs Fiberon for Decking Core Performance
Both Clubhouse and Fiberon’s Promenade and Paramount are made from Polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
Fiberon is slightly better for fire rating with a Class A (25) flame spread than Clubhouse with a Class B (70).
But the biggest difference between the two is possibly their cap.
Fiberon’s Decking Cap
Both Fiberon’s Promenade and Paramount boast a resilient, coextruded polymeric cap that ensures their lasting quality.
Featuring a full-surround cap, the Promenade decking offers complete protection from all 4 sides.
On the other hand, Paramount decking is capped on 3 of its sides for enhanced durability and longevity.
Clubhouse Decking Cap
Clubhouse decking is protected with an acrylic cap to provide superior long-term protection against wear and tear.
Capping material similar to your car dashboard.
The cap has a high level of resistance to fading, staining, and scratching while providing UV protection to help keep colours vibrant and consistent.
The key difference between Fiberon and Clubhouse decking is their caps. Clubhouse’s acrylic cap provides additional strength, protecting the decking core for the deck’s life.