Traditional wood decks can be designed in various ways and looks beautiful. Upfront cost is cheaper but maintenance is required for this kind of decking.
Vinyl Decks + Porches
Vinyl decks are as close to maintenance free as you can get. This type of decking comes in various varieties and color options.
Composite decks are wood fiber combined with recycled polyethylene, it is a nice looking, low-maintenance material. Composites come in a wide range of colors and textures that closely resemble real wood.