About Us

The history and evolution of Architrex Inc.


Architrex is a national supplier of Italian porcelain pavers, structural and interlocking deck tiles, and adjustable height pedestals for creating exceptional outdoor patios, courtyards, rooftop decks, terraces, balconies and green roofs.

Until October 2017 we operated under the company name of HandyDeck but officially changed our name to Architrex to better reflect our changed focus on supplying architectural exterior products including exterior paving, elevated deck materials and site amenities to commercial clients.

In 2001 HandyDeck was one of the first companies to introduce the concept of wood interlocking deck tiles to the USA market. These snap-together interlocking tiles remain our best selling product for light-traffic commercial settings and Do-It-Yourself homeowners looking to resurface a backyard patio, beautify a concrete slab or turn a flat rooftop into an inviting outdoor living space. Initially beginning with Ipe wood SwiftDeck tiles, our collection of interlocking tiles expanded over the years to include durable ResiDeck simulated wood tiles.

Jump ahead more than a decade and HandyDeck again played a leading role in bringing Italian porcelain deck and patio pavers to the US, which had become a well-established surfacing material in Europe for raised decks and general landscaping for several years prior.

Since 2013 porcelain pavers are increasingly being used for landscaping and elevated decking throughout the US. Architrex remains the only US based company that has made outdoor porcelain tiles a primary focus, with 30+ in-stock unique colors and styles including Cement, Stone, Rustic and the very popular Wood look.

In 2014 we added Structural Ipe Wood Tiles to our range for clients who prefer a traditional natural wood deck but want the convenience and time saving installation of a pedestal supported modular deck.

To complement our large selection of porcelain pavers and Ipe wood tiles, we also offer Italian made ‘Eterno’ adjustable height pedestals for creating perfectly level, raised rooftop decks and terraces in a unique way that reduces the weight-load on building roofs and reduces installation time and materials.

To extend our raised deck solutions for low height applications, Architrex developed solid rubber fixed height support pads with built in spacer tabs designed specifically for quickly laying our porcelain pavers over concrete patio slabs or other hard, flat surfaces.

At our main warehouse in Maryland we stock significant quantities of all products to meet the needs of both our residential customers and the increasing volume of large scale commercial installations.

Architrex is an independent corporation and is not associated with any manufacturer or promoter of composite lumber building materials.

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.