Tips to Help Freshen & Liven Up Your Vinyl Deck

Tips to Help Freshen & Liven Up Your Vinyl Deck
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If your vinyl deck is feeling a bit…blah…perhaps it’s time to consider a few changes to liven it up. Tuff Industries and the team at Econodek have found a few easy, do-it-yourself solutions to add some spark to your outdoor living space including sundecks, balconies, patios and roof decks.

Tip One: Add Something Original

All vinyl decks have a similar look, so you’ll have to do a bit extra to set yours apart. Look for an original (or at least not mass-produced) piece of wall art, statue, or other item to create a stunning deck centerpiece. For an easy solution, paint some pots with bright colors that can’t be found anywhere else.

Tip Two: Add Splash of Color

Whether you use plants, pots (see above), throw cushions, or something else, adding color is a quick way to bring your vinyl deck out of the doldrums. Look for funky colors, fun patterns, or one or two jewel tones that will stand out from your deck and home, without being tacky.

Tip Three: Enhance Vinyl Deck Privacy and View

For decks that are drab due to surroundings, consider investing in a few plants to add privacy (such as hedges or bamboo) or install a screen or trellis between you and the unsightly background.

Tip Four: Add a Throw Rug!

Probably one of the simplest ways to cheer up your vinyl patio or outdoor deck is to add a colorful or funky outdoor throw rug. It can also help to define your deck by separating cooking and entertainment areas. This is especially true for larger decks – although your Econodek vinyl decking might look fantastic, that much space might make your deck feel less fun.

Tip Five: Brighter = Better

Even if you only tend to use your waterproof vinyl deck during the day, adding some lighting either around your deck, on the railings, or overhead can add a sense of personality and extend the decks usage into the evening hours. Overhead solar lanterns are a great idea, but so are garden lights, white string lights, and even candles.

Tip Six: Funky Furniture


The number one cause of drab decks is worn out patio furniture – so get out your spray paint! Even rusty old patio chairs can be given a new lease on life with a fresh coat of paint. Additionally, you can get creative with different colors, even metallic colors.

Of course, if your old neutral vinyl deck surface is making your deck drab, then it’s probably time for a change. Check out our great line of Econodek waterproof vinyl decking and help make your deck exceptional!

Tip Seven: Replace Worn Deck Furniture

Old deck furniture that’s been around for a decade or longer can make your outdoor deck feel old too. You can easily upgrade the comfort level and look of your deck furniture with new deck chairs or an outdoor sofa, which will help you enjoy your vinyl deck even more.

Of course, sometimes a boring deck is just boring. In this case, upgrading to a new waterproof vinyl deck surface might be the solution you are looking for.

Designed for DIYers, Econodek is the industry’s best waterproof vinyl covering for patios, balconies, sundecks and roof decks. Econodek offers expert help and advice. You can contact us online, by email, or call our waterproof vinyl decking experts toll free at 1-877-766-1366.


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