2x6 vs 1x6 deck

Wood decking is commonly available in 2x6 and 5/4 x 6 profiles. 5/4 x 6 is produced specifically for decking and is milled with a radius edge or bull nose. 2x6 is thicker and is stronger but is also more expensive. Spacing between deck boards provide a few critical functions. The primary function is to drain water from the deck. 【Get Price】

My front deck (480 sq) has 2x6 decking and the rear deck (300 sq) has 5/4 decking both 16" on center. You will get most of any bounce on a deck from the span/size of the joists not the decking so one up your joists for a sturdy deck. Quality wise I prefer the 5/4 decking. It doesn't seem to check as easily as the 2x. 【Get Price】

I'm wondering if there are any specific pros or cons for using the same 2x6x10' boards vs. 1x6 deck boards? Of course I realize that the 1x6 boards wont support the same amount of weight as the original boards but I think the 2x6's might have been a bit overkill anyway. 【Get Price】

You could use 1x6 for deck. However your joist spacing needs to be shortened from 16 inches to about 12" or less so the 1" material will not deflect and and break under stress. You normally use 2x6 material on 16" center joists. Some folks use 2x6 on 20 to 24 inches centers but I would not recommend it. 【Get Price】

Well my 2x6 joists are spaced the maximum recommended 16 inches on-center on the new deck and 12 inches on-center on the refurbished one. Although the joists span about 6 inches farther on the former than on the latter and add a cantilever this still sets up an easy if unscientific comparison. 【Get Price】

2x6 Culpeper's Ultimate Deck Board • Culpeper CLEAR re-manufactured with relief cuts that run the entire length of the underside of the board • Unique profile helps reduce cupping twisting and warping 【Get Price】