Trex Decking

Trex Decking

As a composite decking industry leader, Trex consistently demonstrates innovation and quality. Selecting Trex decking is a commitment to a superior, durable, and visually appealing outdoor living solution. Constructed from 95% recycled materials, Trex decking provides an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional wood decking.

At Precision Decks & Patios, our deck builders take pride in using quality materials, like Trex decking boards and its line of deck accessories. As deck builders serving the Greater Grand Rapids area, why do we like Trex? Here’s why:

  • Trex is an innovator of composite decking
  • Trex decking is more durable than wood
  • Trex deck boards come in a variety of colors and textures
  • Trex offers accessories to complement decks

Trex is an Innovator of Composite Decking

Trex originated from an innovative concept by Roger Wittenberg in 1988, who ingeniously melded sawdust from furniture factories with recycled plastic bags to forge a unique composite decking material — the Trex Company revolutionized the decking market by introducing durability, beauty, and environmental stewardship standards.

Why Trex Decking is Preferred Over Natural Wood

We like Trex decking materials because they are more durable and require less maintenance. Here is how Trex stacks up against wood:

  • Durability and Longevity: Trex decking is known for its exceptional durability. It resists fading, staining, scratching, and mold, maintaining its appearance for many years, unlike natural wood, which is susceptible to quick deterioration and requires frequent maintenance.
  • Low Maintenance: Trex decking requires minimal maintenance and occasional cleaning with soap and water. Wood requires continual maintenance, like repainting or restaining and resealing.
  • Visual Appeal: Trex decking is available in a variety of colors and finishes, mimicking the natural beauty of wood but without the susceptibility to fading or warping.
  • Eco-Friendly Products: Trex utilizes recycled materials, helping to reduce deforestation and waste.
  • Cost Efficiency Over Time: Because Trex requires only minimal maintenance and lasts for decades, you will likely realize long-term savings from minimal maintenance needs and the durable nature of Trex decking.
  • Long-Term Warranties: Trex provides extensive 25- to 50-year limited residential warranties, offering homeowners peace of mind and a testament to the quality of its products.
Photo of a multi-level composite deck with Trex decking.
Photo of a traditional wood deck with deck railing.
multi-level decks attached to the back of a home featuring deck steps and deck railings.
Photo a multi-level deck made of composite materials that look like wood.

Trex Composite Deck Boards Come in a Variety of Styles

Trex boards for composite decks are a top choice for homeowners and outdoor living contractors because they offer many advantages. Here is an overview of the five Trex lines:

Trex Signature (Luxury)

Trex Signature combines exceptional durability and upscale aesthetics, making it the most luxurious option in the Trex lineup. Engineered for maximum scratch resistance, this line is ideal for high-traffic areas and homes with pets. The materials used are built to last and withstand harsh weather conditions with minimal fading or degradation. The Signature line enhances the beauty and value of any outdoor space with its elegant appearance. Available colors include Whidbey, a variated gray hue, and Ocracoke, a medium brown shade. It comes with a 50-year warranty.

Trex Transcend Lineage (Premium)

The Trex Transcend Lineage line utilizes advanced heat-mitigating technology to enhance durability and scratch resistance, backed by a 50-year warranty. This technology allows for a more comfortable experience, even on the hottest days, making it perfect for areas exposed to direct sunlight. The line boasts a variety of vibrant, long-lasting colors with deep wood grain patterns, enhancing the visual appeal of outdoor spaces. Color options include Biscayne, Rainier, Carmel, Jasper, and Island Mist.

Trex Transcend (Best)

Trex Transcend offers a deep wood grain pattern that mimics real wood’s look and feel, offering hardwood’s natural beauty without maintenance. This line is highly durable and resistant to fading, staining, mold, and scratches, ensuring the deck remains beautiful for years. It offers the widest selection of colors, allowing for greater customization and creativity in deck designs. Available colors include Havana Gold, Island Mist, Lava Rock, Spiced Rum, Tiki Torch, and Rope Swing. This line also comes with a 50-year warranty.

Trex Select (Better)

The Trex Select line perfectly balances performance and cost, offering high quality at a more affordable price. With a subtle wood grain pattern, this product line complements a variety of home styles and requires minimal maintenance compared to traditional wood decking. This balance of performance and cost is ideal for homeowners looking for quality without the high expense. The colors available are Pebble Grey and Saddle, and the line is supported by a 35-year warranty.

Trex Enhance (Good)

Trex Enhance is the most economical choice in the Trex lineup, perfect for homeowners on a budget. This line features lightweight scalloped boards that are easier to handle due to their reduced weight, making installation simpler. It is made from 95% recycled materials, offering an eco-friendly decking solution without compromising quality or durability. Colors available in the Enhance line include Foggy Wharf, Rocky Harbor, Toasted Sand, and Coastal Bluff, along with basic colors such as Beach, Saddle, and Clam Shell. This line is covered by a 25-year warranty.

Trex Decking Offers Outdoor Living Features

Trex has broadened its scope to include producing deck features, integrated systems, and accessories, creating comprehensive solutions for outdoor living spaces.

Here are other products Trex manufactures:

  • Cladding
  • Deck Drainage
  • Fascia
  • Fencing
  • Lattice
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Kitchens
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Pergolas
  • Railing
  • Spiral Stairs
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Trex Decking FAQs

What is Trex decking composed of?
Trex decking is manufactured from a composite material that combines reclaimed plastic with wood fibers, including sawdust, wood chips, and pallets.
Is Trex decking environmentally friendly?

Trex decking is environmentally friendly, an advantage for deck builders and homeowners. It utilizes recycled plastic and wood materials, helping to reduce landfill waste. It also conserves natural wood resources by minimizing the need for fresh timber.

Is Trex decking safe to use?

Absolutely! For outdoor living spaces, contractors like Precision Decks & Patios view safety as paramount in Trex decking design. It is built to resist splintering, chipping, and rotting, significantly reducing accident risks. Additionally, Trex decking provides better traction when wet compared to fully plastic decks.

How durable is Trex decking?

Trex decking offers exceptional durability, supported by a 25-year warranty against fading and staining. While the upfront cost might be higher, the low maintenance requirements and extended lifespan make it a cost-effective choice.