PVC is one of the newer composite decking materials being used by manufacturers today. It's an interesting option for homeowners that don’t like the maintenance of wooden decks and are not quite sold on composite lumber.
Comparing traditional wood decking with PVC planks is like comparing apples and oranges. With that in mind, we're going to pit composite deck boards against PVC as these two styles are the most closely associated with one another.
PVC decking is made completely from synthetic materials. PVC consists of polyvinyl chloride, a type of vinyl typically used for outdoor siding and fencing.