Three Steps to Spruce up Your Outdoor Living Space from Trex

Winchester, Va. (August 17, 2011) /PRNewswire/ — Warm weather means enjoying dinner al fresco, hosting neighborhood get-togethers and lounging outside. To create a backyard retreat before summer ends, consider these three steps from the outdoor living experts at Trex:

  • Get Decked Out — Spend more time enjoying — rather than maintaining — your outdoor living space with materials that need only soap and water to keep a “like new” appearance for decades. Wood-alternative decking like the high-performance Trex Transcend® collection resists fading, staining, scratching and mold — even after years of heavy foot traffic and exposure to the elements. It’s available in a variety of rich colors, including two new hues inspired by exotic streaked hardwoods — Spiced Rum (a warm, earthy umber) and Lava Rock (a rich reddish-black) — and Rope Swing, a fresh shade of light brown that lends a cool and relaxed atmosphere to the home’s exterior. Add a modular railing system with mix and match posts, caps and rails to truly set your deck apart from others in the neighborhood.
  • Find the Best Seat Outside the House — Look for outdoor dining and seating options that combine livable design with worry-free durability. New Trex Outdoor Furniture™ stands up to the sun, rain, wind, saltwater or snow and features marine-grade cushions in all-weather fabrics that don’t need to be taken inside every time storm clouds threaten. Made of post-consumer recycled materials, the furniture is available in a variety of frame and fabric colors — as well as themed collections that make it easy to create a completely customized look.
  • Brighten Up — Light up the night and extend the amount of time you can spend outside — while saving money on maintenance and energy costs — with proper lighting for the deck. Trex DeckLighting™ operates for up to 40,000 hours of life and uses 75 percent less energy than incandescent lighting. With several styles that coordinate seamlessly with decking and railing, this long-life LED lighting prevents voltage drops and features an optional dimmer and timer.

“An outdoor living space should be just as comfortable and stylish as a home’s interior, while reflecting personal tastes and interests,” says Ron Kaplan, chairman, president and CEO of Trex, the world’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing. “Take time to examine product samples and seek online resources, such as the Trex Deck Designer and DeckScapes® magazine, which provide ideas and support throughout the process — from product selection and design to installation.

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About Trex Company

Trex Company is the world’s largest manufacturer of high performance wood-alternative decking and railing, with more than 20 years of product experience. Stocked in more than 5,500 retail locations worldwide, Trex outdoor living products offer a wide range of style options with fewer ongoing maintenance requirements than wood, as well as a truly environmentally responsible choice. For more information, visit You also can follow Trex on Twitter (@Trex_Company), “like” Trex on Facebook, or view product and demonstration videos on the brand’s YouTube channel (TheTrexCo.).