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Summer Decking Trends: What to Expect in 2024

Trex Transcend Lineage in Rainier

As summer approaches, garden planning is reaching new heights of creativity and scale. Trex, a leader in composite decking solutions, reports that homeowners are increasingly seeing their gardens as vital extensions of their living spaces.

Growing Garden Ambitions:

According to insights from Trex, plans for composite decking this summer are notably more ambitious, with the average deck size seeing a substantial increase compared to previous years. This trend highlights a shift towards more expansive outdoor entertainment areas.

Trex Enhance Naturals in Toasted Sand and Rocky Harbor Lancashire

Colour and Style Preferences:

The preference for lighter, natural tones is gaining momentum, with coastal-inspired shades becoming particularly popular. The Biscayne shade from Trex’s Transcend Lineage collection is leading the trend. This colour, with its soft honey tones and detailed grain pattern, mirrors the serene beauty of coastal landscapes and offers an aesthetic that harmonises with natural outdoor settings.

Advanced Materials for Warmer Days:

With the UK experiencing increasingly warmer summers, Trex’s Transcend Lineage collection, featuring advanced heat mitigation technology, is designed to keep decks cooler to the touch. This feature addresses the growing demand for comfort in outdoor living spaces.

Biscayne - Trex Transcend® Lineage™ decking

Demand for Premium Products:

The Trex team notes a surge in demand for its high-end ranges, including the Signature and Transcend Lineage collections. These products, which are new to the UK market, are resonating well with consumers. The Signature range, available in select nature-inspired hues like Whidbey and Ocracoke, captures the essence of remote natural retreats with its earthy tones and textures.

Sustainability and Innovation:

Trex’s commitment to sustainability remains strong. The company uses up to 95% recycled materials in its products, ensuring no trees are cut down for their manufacture. This approach not only supports environmental sustainability but also appeals to eco-conscious consumers.

Market Insights and Consumer Behaviour:

Despite economic uncertainties and variable weather patterns, interest in composite decking remains robust. Trex’s market manager, Lee Heitzman, observes that enhanced awareness around the benefits of composite materials—such as longevity, low maintenance, and sustainability—is influencing consumer choices. Moreover, homeowners are increasingly looking to transform their gardens into wellness spaces, with decking areas designed to accommodate social gatherings, relaxation, and even wellness elements like hot tubs and saunas.

Whidbey Trex Signature composite decking around a pool

This summer, the trends are clear: bigger decks, natural aesthetics, and sustainable materials are in. For those looking to renovate their outdoor spaces, Trex provides a range of options that promise durability, beauty, and minimal environmental impact. To explore more about Trex’s offerings or to find a local installer, visit our website.

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