Trex company expands Transcend wood-alternative decking collection with 'Island Mist' shade that has look of aged tropical hardwood; made of 95% recycled materials, product is available in eight other wood-inspired hues
April 9, 2014
– High-Performance Collection Now Includes Tropical-Inspired Light Grey Option
Trex Company (NYSE: TREX) is once again expanding its popular Trex® Transcend® decking collection to include a new light grey color called Island Mist. This calm, silvery shade features realistic streaking that mimics the natural look and feel of aged tropical hardwood, and is designed to be a cooler complement to the three existing tropical-inspired shades and the five earth-tone Trex Transcend hues. Like all Trex Transcend decking options, Island Mist features a combination of superior durability, low-maintenance and eco-friendly qualities.
"The silvery patina of a well-worn -- and well-loved -- deck remains a popular look among homeowners and designers, as it lends a sense of timelessness and natural beauty to any outdoor living space," said Ronald W. Kaplan, chairman, president and CEO of Trex, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative outdoor living products. "Island Mist evokes all the romance and charm of this classic, distressed look, without the ongoing maintenance requirements or environmental consequences of wood."
Wide Range of Color Options
Island Mist joins eight other rich Trex Transcend decking colors inspired by the great outdoors. The full range of aesthetic options also includes earthy classics with deep wood grains -- Tree House (warm earth tone), Vintage Lantern (deep-burnished bronze), Fire Pit (spicy red), Gravel Path (pristine grey) and Rope Swing (a light taupe) -- as well as three tropical colors that feature subtle shading, natural variations and hardwood-like striations -- Spiced Rum (earthy umber), Lava Rock (reddish-black) and Tiki Torch (light brown). Like the latter three options, Island Mist features realistic wood grains engineered right into the board, which allows for a deeper, more natural appearance and a low-sheen luster that will last for years to come.
Each decking color also is designed to coordinate seamlessly with Trex Transcend Railing options in six colors. With modular construction that provides superior design flexibility, contractors and consumers may mix and match balusters, posts and top rails to create a completely customized outdoor living space. Trex Transcend Railing features a strong, sturdy look and feel coupled with quick and easy assembly.
Unprecedented Performance and Aesthetics
The revolutionary Trex Transcend collection first debuted in Spring 2010 and is designed to outperform wood, early-generation composite and PVC for decades. Each deck board features a proprietary nine-element surface formulation that produces a natural, wood-like grain pattern with a lustrous satin finish that feels comfortable underfoot. Trex Transcend decking resists fading, staining, scratching and mold -- and will not rot, warp, crack or splinter. Upkeep is hassle-free and requires no sanding, staining or painting. In fact, food and drink spills wash off easily with just soap and water.
Although Island Mist boasts the beauty of tropical wood, there are no environmental stresses associated with importing endangered hardwoods. In fact, like all Trex wood-alternative products, Trex Transcend decking contains 95 percent recycled content - contributing to the LEED points of any residential or commercial structure -- and is certified by the Verification of Attributes Report (VAR-1011) from the International Code Council Evaluation Service® (ICC-ES)*.
Each Trex Transcend deck board is available in 12', 16' and 20' lengths, as well as two profile options - square and grooved. The grooved boards accommodate the Trex Hideaway® Hidden Fastening System, which allows for a smooth, unfettered finish, free of nails and other visible fasteners. The system's clips create a seamless look with no screws or screw holes to interrupt the smooth texture and comfortable feel of the decking. The new color, Island Mist, also is available in 1"x8" and 1"x12" fascia boards.
The entire Trex Transcend decking collection is backed by a 25-year Limited Fade and Stain Warranty that is unprecedented in the industry and meets the ASTM E84 Class B fire-resistance rating, as required by the California State Fire Marshal.
"Since its debut, Trex Transcend has strongly resonated with consumers who seek the combination of superior durability, low-maintenance and eco-friendly qualities of this high performance collection," Kaplan said. "The addition of Island Mist builds on the momentum of this collection while also strengthening Trex's leadership in the high performance category."
Trex Transcend in Island Mist is now available. For more information about Trex products, as well as a contractor locator tool, visit trex.com.
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 6,700 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 trex.com. You also can follow Trex on Twitter (@Trex_Company), Pinterest (trexcompany), or Houzz (trex-company-inc) "like" Trex on Facebook, or view product and demonstration videos on the brand's YouTube channel (TheTrexCo).
*ICC-ES is a subsidiary of the International Code Council. For more information about ICC-ES, visit icc-es.org.