So my wife and I purchased an updated but older farmhouse this past August, and we're gearing up for Springtime renovations. One of the first projects I'd like to tackle is finishing the deck that our master bedroom walks out to. The insurance company needs to see a railing there before we can use it as a deck, but quite honestly I think it needs a bit more than just a railing to feel complete. We live in northern Vermont, and get between 4-7 feet of snow every winter, so it's no question why the previous owner laid down rubberized membrane to keep water from seeping into the flat roof. However, black rubberized flooring for a deck is freaking ugly, and dirties your shoes/feet. I think that framing out a wooden floor will be too heavy. The deck is sturdy enough, but I worry about all that lumber plus snow - which we do shovel, but still... the weight may just be a bit too much. I'm looking for other suggestions for the deck flooring. I'm very new to this type of renovation, so I'm not really sure what to look for. I've attached two pics for your viewing pleasure, as well! Thanks in advance.