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Q&A with Former Rugby Player and Television Personality, Nick Cummins

How did you come to choose Trex for your project? 

I'm pretty busy these days, so low maintenance and durability are high on the priority list. After product research and reading testimonials, Trex was a no-brainer.

Did you have any hesitations or concerns about choosing Trex? If so, what? 

No, not once, especially after I saw the warranties.

Which Trex decking collection did you use? Why did you choose that particular collection (colour, grain pattern, sustainability, price, etc.)? 

I chose Tiki Torch as it fit the colour palette of the house and the grain pattern is identical to the texture of natural timber.

Did you work with a TrexPro contractor or Trex dealer? If so, how was that experience? 

Our builder of choice had never worked with Trex products before, however, a Trex representative (Big Rod we call him!) answered any queries around the installation. The project ran so smoothly that our builder is now building his own Trex deck at his family home.

From an installation standpoint, what are some of the main advantages of working with Trex materials? 

Installation of Trex decking is quick and easy, without prior experience necessary. Visually, the decking is smooth and neat without any visible nails or screws showing.

What would you say are the greatest benefits of building with Trex? 

One of the biggest draw cards for me was how the material is made from reclaimed timber and recycled materials. Being time-poor, the only maintenance is hosing off after a party. 

How do you use your Trex deck? 

Being 1 of 8 children and an uncle 8 times over, when we have family gatherings, I’m not worried about a kid dragging a chair across the deck or the food and drink they donate to everywhere but where it's meant to. Carefree and good vibes are what I use it for.

What is your favorite aspect or feature of your Trex deck? 

The durability of Trex and the fact that it’s made from 95% recycled materials is key. Plus, it’s tough, requires minimal maintenance, and is visually appealing.

Any tips or advice for other homeowners that may be considering using Trex for their outdoor living spaces? 

Like most things, cheaper ends up costing you more – add the time and money spent on sanding back and oiling your timber deck every 6 months or yearly, and you’ll see the light and choose Trex decking instead of traditional timber decking. 


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