You should be able to get it a little cheaper than that but not much. Trex and some of the other brands are the way to go IMHO. If you have kids or like to walk around bare foot you will love it, it won't splinter. If your not planning on keeping the place than just do it in wood, because you won't get your $ back out of it. They have a lot of colors to chose from also and all you ever have to do is clean it. I'm saving now to be able to redo my dock in Trex because I spen too much time pulling splinters out of my kids feet and my dock is in good shape. Where do you live? A good friend of mine owns a deck comp. maybe I can hook you up.