2023 Trends: Sustainably Made
The winter months are finally behind us. It’s time to head back outside and enjoy these warm summer days. But before we pull out the deck furniture, umbrellas, and BBQ’s – we usually have a weekend of cleanup and maintenance ahead of us. For many, once that deck has been cleaned off the question arises – is this the year to refinish, re-top or perhaps even rebuild? With so many choices on the market, it’s often hard to make the decision which option is best for you.
Monaghan Lumber Specialties in Peterborough has been your local supplier for over 30 years and takes pride in keeping up with current trends, technologies and industry developments. With a large stocking program of Western Red Cedar, Pressure Treated and low maintenance composites MLS breaks down their summer suggestions.
For trends in 2023, we are seeing a focus on sustainably made products, multi level decks that add visual interest to the backyard with different areas for dining, entertaining and relaxing. We are seeing integrated technology, with lighting used in many applications to enhance the space but also add functionality and safety by adding illumination to railings and stair risers. Soft, beige decking has also been added to many line ups, creating a neutral base to enhance with fun furniture pieces and décor.
Trex Composite Decking is a great option when considering your new deck. Sustainably made in the U.S.A. using 95% recycled plastic film and reclaimed sawdust, Trex is a composite product which offers a low maintenance option and over 20 tasteful colours to consider for your home.
Timbertech by Azek offers both composite and PVC decking options made from recycled material. MLS has selected Coconut Husk from the Prime+ Collection as its newest stocked colour this year – offering a warm caramel tone, opting for a simple traditional wood aesthetic with natural inviting colours and a straight grain pattern.
For refinishing wood decks Sansin and TimberPro are two fantastic stain products that provide excellent protection and a wide range of colour tones, both in stock at MLS with sample pots available so you can try out different colours and make the right choice for your home.
Monaghan Lumber, 2129 Davis Rd., Cavan Monaghan (Peterborough) Toll Free: 1-800-354-3195 Phone: 705-742-9353