I'm planning a 16x19' ground-level floating deck, using deck blocks (they work well in my area). A big box store gave me a rough deck plan and materials which I've laid out (option 1), but I've seen a number of plans online (e.g.) where more deck blocks are placed near the rim instead of supporting the center beam (option 2).
All the substructure is pressure treated lumber. Rims are 2x10"s, everything else is 2x8". Joists are 12" oc as I'm using composite boards. The structure at top right is a window well.
Any opinion on which option is better? Any potential issues with either of these plans?