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Why Trex is the Ideal Brand for Designers

Carmen Johnston made a name for herself by creating stunning outdoor living spaces. Read how Carmen used Trex in her outdoor designs to create beautiful outdoor living spaces. 

March 27, 2023

Carmen Johnston is a renowned designer who has made a name for herself by creating stunning outdoor living spaces and gardens that are beautiful, functional, and long-lasting. With almost 15 years of experience, Carmen and her team provide comprehensive installation services for new construction and existing homes. Influenced by her Austrian father and mother of Hispanic descent, Carmen brings a worldly approach to her designs, considering the function, lifestyle, and enhancement of long-term investment for each client project. Her work has been featured in Southern Living magazine, Country Living magazine, and their Instagram Lives. In 2022, Carmen took on a new challenge as the outdoor living designer and on-camera expert for the HGTV Smart Home. Recently, we had the chance to talk with Carmen about why she loves to use Trex in her outdoor designs. Read on to hear Carmen's firsthand experience working with Trex.

"It's amazing how much technology has advanced in the decking industry over the years. As a designer, I understand the importance of providing a beautiful, low-maintenance outdoor space for my clients. That's why I am thrilled to work with Trex composite decking materials.

Growing up, I remember the pain and hassle of getting splinters in my feet from traditional wooden decks. That's why I love the fact that Trex composite decking won't splinter or cause any discomfort for those running around barefoot. It's a durable, high-quality material that won't rot or warp, meaning you spend more time enjoying your outdoor space and less time maintaining it.

One of the things I appreciate most about Trex is its commitment to innovation. The heat-resistant composite decking is perfect for my clients in warmer climates, like those in the southern United States. That said, I think my favorite benefit of using Trex decking is that it is low maintenance. As a designer, I love creating beautiful spaces, but I also want my clients to enjoy them without worrying about constant upkeep. With Trex composite decking, there's no need for annual staining, painting, or sealing. It's a simple hose-off, and your outdoor space is ready for another season of enjoyment.

It's always a pleasure to revisit past projects and see how Trex has held up over the years. The color remains vibrant, thanks to the durable shell protection, and it still looks as good as the day it was installed. I highly recommend Trex composite decking to anyone looking for a beautiful, low-maintenance outdoor space that can be enjoyed for years to come.

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