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Old Walking Paths Transformed with Trex Decking


AZ Center in Phoenix, AZ, contacted us asking for recommendations on how to make their old walking paths and stage look new again. The walking paths and stage were built out of Redwood. Since they were installed outdoors they are continually exposed to the elements and heavy foot traffic causing them to become dried out.
 
The heartbeat of downtown Phoenix, after careful inspection, we determined that recoating the Redwood walking path and stage would be an ongoing process due to the dry arid climate as the wood dries out very quickly with the sun that we get. We concluded that recoating would need to be done every six months.

Maintenance Free Composite Material

Rather than continually recoating, our cost-effective solution was Trex decking. Unlike wood, Trex Decking is a composite material that won’t rot, warp, splinter, or fade. 

Perfect for high traffic areas, Trex decking is maintenance-free minus the occasional cleaning with soap and water to remove dirt and debris. No matter what Mother Nature throws at it, the composite decking is durable and long-lasting.

Installing the Decking

Most of the work to prep the decking for the walking path was done at our shop, where we fabricated the panels. Once prepped, we removed the old panels and replaced them with the new decking.

Prepping Material for the Walkway
We were able to update the stage on site. The update consisted of the removal of every other plank that was on the platform. Once the planks were removed, we placed a weather proving membrane over the wood planks and anchored the Trex decking to the existing structure. By removing every other plank, we created a more structurally stable stage platform.

Stage during restoration

With the addition of the Trex decking, AZ center will be able to use the stage for their events for many years to come.

Whatever type of Wood is Underfoot, We Can Make it Beautiful!

Arizona Hardwood Floor Supply is a full-service wood flooring company offering a complete range of residential and commercial services, including engineered hardwood flooring installation, cleaning, sanding, and refinishing in Gilbert, Peoria, Phoenix and Scottsdale, AZ.

Completed Stage with Trex decking
 
With over 30 years of experience in custom wood flooring installation and refinishing, our range of completed projects is extensive, and we pride ourselves on our workmanship on each. From home renovations to school gymnasiums and luxury corporate offices, you can count on Arizona Hardwood Floor Supply.

To learn more about an alternative for your decking, contact Arizona Hardwood Supply, Inc. today at (623) 742-9663 (WOOD) or stop by one of our 3 Valley locations for more information.