Well Purchasing Veranda decking was the most Idiotic thing I've ever done! It is Crap. It stains, warps (even on a 12" center joist spacing. And to stand on it in the summer you better be wearing shoes or your feet WILL blistre! I contacted the company to complain about fading & warping, they just blew me off. After 10-12 calls with no call backs, I did get lucky and caught some idiot rep in the office. He said he was going to be in my area the following week and would stop and take a look at my nightmare! He never showed! 5-6 more phone calls that went to voice mail and never got a call back! I spent 3600.00 on this decking. The Companies Product sucks! Very Poor quality! If you want to throw away your hard earned money then this product is the one to purchase!!!