The World’s #1 Decking Brand
Since 1996, Trex has invented, defined and perfected the composite deck category with a lineup of low-maintenance, high-performance products that fundamentally change the way we live outdoors. It’s no wonder so many happy deck owners consider Trex the best decking material.
What is Composite Decking?
Composite deck boards are made of both wood and plastic byproducts. Trex uses both recycled wood and plastic to make their boards.
Recycled Wood: Locally sourced reclaimed wood that would otherwise end up in a landfill finds its way into Trex high-performance composite decks. By using reclaimed sawdust, Trex has never cut down a tree to make their products. Ever.
Recycled Plastic: The reclaimed wood in Trex decks is combined with recycled plastic film from a variety of sources ranging from the overwrap on paper towels to dry cleaner bags, sandwich bags, newspaper sleeves, and grocery and shopping bags. Here’s an interesting fact: the average 500-square foot composite Trex deck contains 140,000 recycled plastic bags! That makes Trex one of the largest plastic bag recyclers in the U.S.!
Eco-Friendly Manufacturing: Trex’s proprietary, eco-friendly processing method eliminates the use of smoke stacks while their bi-coastal factories reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Additionally, almost 100% of their factory runoff and refuse are recycled back into the manufacturing line. Trex trailers even run on vegetable-based oil hydraulics!
Trex Composite Decking will not only give you the best-looking deck you could dream of but helps the environment in a multitude of ways!
The 2019 Line!
2019 brings some exciting changes to the Trex line, as they have introduced a number of new products to their already astounding lineup! The new Trex Enhance scalloped back decking line includes the “Basics” and “Naturals” line, each with a number of new looks and that same Trex guarantee.
These new lines are backed by the 25 year residential and “Fade & Stain” warranties, meaning you’re protected for a long, long time!
Trex has this to say about their new lines:
Enhance Basics offers the performance and beauty of Trex in three proven and popular shades – Clam Shell, Beach Dune and Saddle – featuring realistic grain patterns. Offering all the benefits of composite, this collection is ideal for DIYers and would-be wood deck builders with its unprecedented affordability that narrows the price gap between composites and wood.
Enhance Naturals introduces five contemporary, multi-tonal hues that resemble the streaked looks of natural wood. The new shades of Foggy Wharf, Rocky Harbor, Toasted Sand, Coastal Bluff and Sunset Cove feature the authentic charm and color variations of wood, without the hassles of ongoing maintenance and upkeep. Just like Enhance Basics, Enhance Naturals won’t rot, warp, crack or splinter, and maintenance is hassle-free. Spills wash off easily with just soap and water. And, unlike wood, Enhance requires no sanding, staining or painting, and its protective shell defends against severe weather and heavy foot traffic.
If you’re looking for a standout addition to your home, there has been no better time to try Trex!
Trex Manufacturing Process
|SAWDUST AND PLASTIC FILM ARE PURCHASED||PLASTIC FILM IS CLEANED AND GROUND INTO GRANULES||PLASTIC FILM AND SAWDUST ARE COMBINED AND HEATED||MIXTURE IS MIXED TO A SOFT AND PLIABLE CONSISTENCY|
|MIXTURE IS FORMED INTO BOARDS USING PROFILE DIES||BOARDS ARE COOLED AND CUT TO LENGTH||BOARDS ARE INSPECTED BY QA FOR DEFECTS, STRENGTH, AND COLOR ACCURACY||FINISHED BOARDS ARE WRAPPED AND SHIPPED|
There are many reasons to buy a Trex deck, but a few stand out above the others. Here are a few:
- You can clean virtually anything
- It won’t rot, warp, or stain
- You don’t have to strip and restain it year after year
- No splinters!
Trex is one of our favorite products here at Koopman Lumber. They’re an excellent product that produces a beautiful and hardy result. The upfront investment will be more than a traditional treated wood deck but is well worth the cost. The reduced upkeep will pay itself off over the lifetime of the deck, and the peace of mind you get when buying a Trex deck is unbeatable! If you have questions about building a deck, fill out our contact form by clicking the link! Thanks for reading, and don’t be shy about showing off your Trex deck!