Trex started as decking, but now manufactures a complete system for deck construction and incorporates its low-maintenance composite into a wide variety of products that complement and extend the versatility of outdoor living spaces.

What kind of deck is Trex?

Composite decking

Composite decking—like Trex—is a blend of plastic film and wood fibers. The plastic film that goes into composite decking can include polypropylene or polyethylene. These plastics work well with wood fibers to create a strong, resilient material that is more stable than 100% plastic decking.

Is Trex good for decks?

Thanks to the unique blend of plastic film and wood fibers, Trex decking is stronger and more resilient than its plastic counterparts. While plastic and composite decking may both last between 25 to 30 years, a composite deck will retain its beauty and look new longer than a deck made from other materials.

Which is better Trex or wood deck?

Unlike treated wood, which is susceptible to warping, rotting, or splintering over time, Trex composite decking doesn’t fade, resists damage from the elements, and never needs sealing or painting. It’s eco-friendly, too, because it’s manufactured from high-quality recycled materials.

What is the difference between composite decking and Trex decking?

Trex Decking Is Composite Decking.
They were the first to provide composite decking in the industry, and their name is now synonymous with products sold by many brands and manufacturers.

What are the disadvantages of Trex decking?


  • The cost of composite decking boards can be higher initially. …
  • Surface damage can be an issue in some cases. …
  • Composite deck surfaces can be more slippery. …
  • The surface of composite decking may be warmer than wood planks. …
  • If you prefer the look of real wood, composite isn’t for you.

How long will Trex decking last?

25 to 30 years

Trex and TimberTech Composite Decking Warranties
Composite decks have a lifespan of at least 25 to 30 years — and they have warranties to match. At Keystone Custom Decks, we primarily build using Trex and TimberTech composite decking products.

How much does a 20×20 composite deck cost?

Composite Decking Cost Per Square Foot

Composite Deck Quality Cost Per Square Foot Installed Average Total Cost
Entry-Level Composite Deck $20 $5,821
National Average Cost $28 $8,064
Premium Composite Deck $38 $10,826

Is Trex worth the money?

Trex decks are worth it because you get what you pay for. They cost more than a treated lumber one, making up for your extra outlay of cash at the onset, and will last for years longer than the average treated deck, letting you more than recoup your investment. Trex decks are also low maintenance.

Does Trex cost more than wood?

Trex Decking can be slightly more pricey than wood decking, depending on the features you choose. A Trex deck costs on average $5 to $12 per square foot, compared to wood decking which costs $3 to $7 per square foot. Pressure treated wood will be more expensive, costing between $6 and $14 per square foot.

Is Trex slippery when wet?

Trex decking is a low-maintenance decking solution that requires a fraction of the work of wood decks and is less likely to get slippery when wet. It still requires occasional attention to keep it looking its best, but you’ll be delighted with the finished results.

Does Trex scratch easily?

Unlike painted wood decks, Trex or any composite decking won’t scratch or scuff easily. It’s also highly resistant to marring (the disfiguration or sheen that you sometimes see after dragging a heavy object across a wood deck). Beyond that, Trex decking is also resistant to fading, staining, mold and mildew.

Do Trex decks get hot?

Like many other outdoor surfaces, such as concrete, asphalt, beach sand, wood decking, other brands of composite decking, etc., Trex decking can get hot due to weather and sun exposure.

How much does a 12×12 Trex deck cost?

Trex Decking Cost Per Square Foot
The materials cost for a Trex deck with substructure, decking and fasteners included, generally falls into the range of $9 to $16 per square foot.

What is the cheapest decking?

Wood decking is the most affordable, which is the primary choice of many homeowners. However, many have noticed that wood deckings are high-maintenance, which over time become more expensive due to upkeep costs. Plastic and composite decking have similar price ranges, the latter being slightly more expensive.

Do composite decks get hot?

But how hot can composite decking get in the sun? One study found that in direct sunlight, composite decks can reach temperatures from 34° to 76° F hotter than the surrounding air. On an 80° day, that could mean a deck surface temperature of more than 150°.

Can you put a fire pit on a Trex deck?

Wood burning fire pits are not recommended on top of Trex decking unless using a product called DeckProtect™. Wood burning fire pits can damage the decking due to the extreme heat from the bottom of the fire pit and/or burning embers “shooting” onto the decking.

What is the coolest deck material?

While Ipe is the coolest option, Cedar decking is a close second as it maintains a temperature that is a few degrees cooler than Redwood when exposed to the sun.