While composite decking is low maintenance and looks great, nothing is like the real stuff. Pressure-treated hardwoods are durable, long-lasting, and typically less expensive than exotic hardwood options. Requiring periodic cleaning and sealing, pressure-treated hardwoods will last years and years. Exotic hardwoods offer a variety of colors and are harder than pressure-treated wood varieties. This means you can expect a longer lifespan. Requiring periodic oil applications and usually a little more expensive, there’s never a wrong choice when you choose to go with an authentic wood deck.