Manufactured stone. Eldorado Stone is a lightweight manufactured stone designed to have all the beauty of natural stone, but at a fraction of the installed cost. Twelve core line stone profiles and up to 60 styles and colors are available from which to choose. The new core product line represents years of innovation, research and development and a variety of technical and production milestones. Eldorado Stone (800) 925-1491

Natural stone veneer. Dufferin Stone is a masonry veneer designed to provide the distinctive look of natural stone in both its color and texture. It can be used in both exterior and interior applications. Used as exterior cladding or as an accent, it recreates the old-world charm of homes seen in a quaint English countryside. Its modular design allows a masonry crew to build a fireplace or wine cellar. Oldcastle Architectural (800) 899-8455

Real cedar decking. As a decking material, Western red cedar has the ability to accept stains of any color. It is one of North America's most durable woods and lasts for decades. Red cedar is light in weight, uniformly textured, straight-grained, contains no resin and is said to be easy to work with. Western Red Cedar Lumber Association (604) 684-0266

Deck boards. The Accents line of deck boards feature a rich, wood grain texture. The material is built with the look and character of natural wood, but without the deterioration or splinters. It is available in three colors for decking: saddle (deep tan), Winchester gray (deep gray) and Madeira (reddish-brown). The boards are available in thicknesses of 5/4x6 and 2x6 and lengths of 12, 16 and 20 ft. Trex Co. (800) BUY-TREX

Deck coating. Dura-Dri is designed to prevent moisture from compromising the joists under decks with a unique tongue and groove. This blend of virgin PVC cellular foam and agri-fiber is said to be maintenance free, while prolonging deck life with its "water channeling" profile. Available in four popular colors with a natural wood-grain look, it is designed to be cool under foot, slip resistant and not support static buildup. Universal Poly Products (866) 772-9524

Composite decking material. ChoiceDek composite decking product line is offered in two new colors: Sahara tan and sandstone. Each color is produced to exacting specifications, designed to smartly complement the color palettes of today's homes. The material is an engineered decking and matching handrail system made from recycled polyethylene plastic and wood fibers. It is backed by a limited lifetime fully transferable manufacturer's warranty. Weyerheuser (877) 235-6873

Paving stones. These paving stones are made with durable granite aggregates and integrally colored with warm, earthy pigments. The stones can be used as extensions of a living room, an ordinary driveway and bland sidewalks. The stones are available in three families of shapes: Brickstone, Cobblestone and Circlestone. The stones are said to be ideally suited to the harsh freeze-thaw cycles of Midwestern climates. Willow Creek (651) 773-7480