Designed with lasting beauty, incredible durability and easy maintenance, there’s no compromising with high-performance composite decking. That’s why high-performance composite is the only type of decking we make. We’ve paired Trex against other types of decking for a head-to-head comparison that proves Trex outdecks, outlasts and outperforms the rest. Go ahead and see which decking material is best for you!
Trex vs Wood
Everyone loves the natural look of wood but hates all the painting, staining and sealing. Wood decks of all types, including pressure-treated wood, ipe, cedar or redwood, require extensive upkeep. Trex was designed with the beauty of wood decking, but not all the maintenance. Our high-performance, eco-friendly composite boards withstand years of sun, sleet and snow, keeping their rich color. Through it all, we have never felled a single tree. So when comparing composite decking vs. wood, there’s no competition as to which decking material is best. Whereas Trex is low-maintenance, wood decks: Can rot, split, swell, twist and fade Crack from insect infestation Require annual painting, staining or sealing Splinter easily Contribute to deforestation.
Composite decking has come a long way over the past two decades. We should know: we invented the category. We’ve also evolved it by engineering the most significant breakthrough in composite technology—the Trex high-performance, weather-resistant shell. Without it, early-generation composites don’t come close to the fade & stain resistance that Trex high-performance boards guarantee. And not just for the first year, but for 25 long, glorious years. Whereas Trex is fade- and stain-resistant, early generation composite decks: Are subject to discoloration and staining over time Need periodic cleaning with deck wash Are susceptible to mold and mildew, fading, staining and scratching.
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