Say goodbye to the polar vortex and hello to Spring with thoughts of outdoor barbeques and the anticipation of long summer evenings. According to the North American Deck and Railing Association, today's homeowners use their decks 30% more than ever - fueling the demand to expand and enhance outdoor living areas with many of these recent trends.
Taking inspiration from indoor flooring, TimberTech is the first manufacturer to bring the popular hand-scraped look of indoor wood flooring to the outdoors. That means no more settling for texture-less decking that looks more like concrete than wood. TimberTech's new Legacy Collection, with its earthy hardwood looks and rich undulating grains, evokes the rustic look of hand-hewn wood, but with low maintenance and durability.
"The Legacy Collection represents the most authentically unique style in capped composite decking today," said Toby Bostwick, Director of New Business Development, CPG Building Products. "Legacy brings a richness and elegance reminiscent of hand-crafted wood floor planks that you'd see in a fine home or charming historic barn."
But it isn't just decking that makes an outdoor space unique. Railing affects the appearance of a deck as much as any other design element. By mixing and matching various colors and infill options, a railing can accentuate any personal style. For a railing that will last, TimberTech's RadianceRail offers design flexibility in an extensive color palette making it easier than ever to change a deck from classic to contemporary or practical to playful with a simple change in color or baluster selections.
In some cases, the best part of a deck isn't the deck itself, it's the view. Replacing traditional balusters with cable or glass panels offers an uncluttered view. Used in commercial applications for years, cable railing has become a sleek, stylish choice for residential applications. Feeney's CableRail®, made with 1/8 in. diameter stainless steel cable, essentially disappears from sight and is low maintenance. Another option to improve the view is to use safety-tempered, shatter-resistant glass.
And, to finish the deck and rail design, nothing creates after-dark ambience better than the warm glow of perfectly balanced lighting. Integrating lighting into an outdoor living space, such as rail post cap lights, under rail lighting, or riser lights, is a great way to keep party going long after the sun goes down.