RE: Trex and others like it
From: Rob Sandelin (
Date: Fri, 26 May 2000 08:07:17 -0600 (MDT)
I have seen Trex boards used for decking and walkways along coastal areas
quite a bit on my trip so far. It is great for  applications that you don't
want to have to do maintaince on that get a lot of weather. I got an earful
of praise for the stuff from a National Park Service maintenance guy, the
NPS is a big buyer of Trex.

Rob Sandelin
on the road at Hundred Acre Farm, Gettysburg, PA

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Sent: Thursday, May 25, 2000 12:52 PM
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Subject: Re: Trex and others like it

In addition to the comments Rich made about Tierra Nueva's trex, I have one
more comment.  It is maintenance free, if left unstained.  Ours is
to a sandy grey that I find just fine, especially since there will be no
need, ever, to paint it.  Trex can be stained or painted, but then you start
the maintenance cycle.

We used trex on our upstairs deck, since I have an aversion to buying
anything redwood, unless recycled or reused.  The boards had to be drilled
and screwed.  Recently another coho family built their deck with a new
product which has tongue in groove so that it can be put together securely.
It looks marvelous.

By the way, trex is more expensive to use than wood.  But I think it is well
worth it on many levels.

Patty Mara
Tierra Nueva, Cen. CA Coast

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