About Us

The history and evolution of Architrex Inc.

ARCHITREX INC.

Architrex is a national supplier of exterior porcelain pavers, structural and interlocking wood deck tiles, deck support systems and site furniture. Over many years we have played a leading role in the introduction and market development of deck surfacing and exterior paving products for creating exceptional outdoor patios, courtyards, rooftop decks, terraces, balconies and green roofs.

Whether it’s elevated rooftop decks on pedestals, on-grade paving over sand or gravel, resurfacing of existing concrete, or mortar set paving for vehicular applications, our range of porcelain pavers, structural wood tiles, interlocking wood deck tiles and modular planters will give you the opportunity to create outdoor spaces with a truly unique character and lasting appeal.

Our History

2001 – Under our former name of HandyDeck Inc. we were one of the first companies to introduce the concept of interlocking deck tiles to the USA market for re-surfacing backyard patios, beautifying concrete slabs or turning a flat rooftop into an inviting outdoor living space. For more than 10 years, these snap-together interlocking tiles were our best-selling product for light-traffic commercial applications and Do-It-Yourself homeowners. Beginning with Ipe wood tiles sold under the brand name ‘SwiftDeck’, our range of interlocking tiles expanded over the years to encompass slate, granite, ceramic, stone and composite wood.

2011 – Just over a decade later, HandyDeck again played a leading role in bringing ¾” thick Italian made porcelain pavers to the US. Although porcelain pavers had already established a position in Europe as an innovative and versatile surfacing material for raised decks and general landscaping, their existence and benefits were largely unknown at that time to the US architectural and construction community.

2013 – With our primary focus now on developing applications for porcelain pavers, Handydeck led the way in promoting their increased use for landscape paving and elevated decking, becoming one of largest suppliers of porcelain pavers in the US, with an in-stock range of over 30 unique colors and styles. To cater for the expanding use of porcelain pavers in roof deck applications, we commenced importation of the Italian range of ‘Eterno’ adjustable height pedestals, as well as developing a range of rubber fixed height support pads for low height applications and quickly and easily laying porcelain pavers over existing concrete patios.

2014 – To satisfy clients who prefer a traditional natural wood deck for rooftops and other elevated deck applications, we added Structural Ipe Wood Tiles to our lineup, offering the simplicity and ease of pedestal supported installation.

2017 – In September 2017 we officially changed our name to Architrex Inc. which better reflected our focus on supplying architectural exterior paving products, elevated deck systems and site amenities to commercial clients.

2018 – Our large selection of porcelain pavers and wood tiles has continued to grow and become more diverse. Our porcelain paver range now includes rectangular pavers 16” x 48”, plank style pavers 8” or 12” wide x 48” long and Block style pavers 8” x 8” and 8” x 12”.  We added a range of modular commercial planters with porcelain sides and a modular deck designed for municipal ‘Parklet’ applications, replacing one or two car parking spaces with a small area for relaxation in urban shopping strips.

 

We are passionate about supplying architects, landscape architects, specifiers, designers and homeowners with a range of outdoor deck and paving products that will add character and elegance to outdoor landscapes. We have online tools to assist in visualizing our products and estimating requirements, project specialists on hand to help with design needs and a well-stocked warehouse and logistics team in Jessup MD to supply product promptly throughout the country.

To order samples of our products or discuss your current project with an Architrex specialist, just give us a call on 866 206 8316 or send us an e-mail.