Read our Q&A with Tastemaker Evette Rios who shares the ins and outs of her recent Trex deck build in the Pocono Mountains.
I try to use sustainable and environmentally friendly products for my home whenever possible, and Trex decking was the ideal solution because it is extremely durable and almost completely made of recycled content.
My only hesitation was that it would not look like real wood and would seem a little plastic-y. The new colors and patterns have certainly helped, and the product now looks gorgeous! The deck boards feature the natural streaking and color variation that you would get with real wood. The texture also helps combat any issues with the feel of the product being too slick or slippery.
I chose the Island Mist color from the Trex Transcend decking collection. I love it because it has a silvery aged look that works well with the old barnwood around our property. It is perfect!
The maintenance is SO easy! I just use a hose to spray off any debris.
OMG! We use it for everything! If the weather permits, we have our meals out there, we play out there (I have two kids, ages 4 and 6) and we have a full kitchen (with cabinets from the Trex Outdoor Kitchen collection!), so I cook out there. Plus, there is a hot tub and fireplace, so we spend A LOT of time on our Trex deck!
I love everything about it! The construction, the color and the sustainability of the material, just to name a few.
Consider it! It is an incredibly durable product in a myriad of colors that can go with any outdoor look and feel. Having had many wood decks in the past, I can attest that Trex composites are the way to go. This material is virtually maintenance-free and looks amazing!
YES! One of my FAVORITE things about the kitchen is the view out the windows at the trees and visiting birds, so I was VERY excited to learn that the Trex Signature railing collection can come with glass panels! So now, I can have a deck and still enjoy an uninterrupted view.
I also used Trex Deck Lighting on the stairs and on the railing. I love the simple, tailored design of the fixtures, which blend in for a seamless look. Plus, the lights are energy-efficient and weatherproof!