The look of wood is timeless, and Perennial Wood’s proprietary TruLast Technology improves the durability and longevity of real wood by transforming it at the molecular level. The company’s porch flooring line offers tongue-and-groove installation, and comes in three uncoated profiles: ¾" by 3 1/8", 7/8" by 3 1/8", and 7/8" by 4 7/8" finished face. The first two come in 8', 10', and 12' lengths, while the latter comes in 8' and 10' lengths. perennialwood.com
Jennifer Brite is a design journalist and public-health scientist who is currently pursuing a doctorate in public health with a concentration in epidemiology and demography at the City University of New York. For ARCHITECT, she writes about new products and sustainable design.