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Trex Composite Decking Reviews

Trex Company, a manufacturer of high-performance, wood-alternative decking and railing currently offers a ‘good, better, best’ decking line-up, with three distinct decking collections – Trex® Select®, Enhance® and Transcend® – that allow consumers to choose the ideal product to meet their outdoor living needs. Trex decking resists fading, staining, scratching and mold and will not rot, warp, crack or splinter. Upkeep is virtually hassle-free and requires no sanding, staining or painting. All collections are made from 95 percent recycled materials and are backed by a 25 year Fade and Stain Warranty.

Good: Trex Select is the newest line of shelled composite and railing, it brings superior durability and unparalleled aesthetics of the brand’s higher-end offerings to consumers at an affordable price. The collection is offered in five nature-inspired colors, including Madeira, Pebble Grey, Saddle, Winchester Grey and Woodland Brown. The suggested retail price of Trex Select is approximately $2.75/LF.

Better: Trex Enhance is available in three classic shades, including Clam Shell, Beach Dune and Saddle, and blends well with all Trex railing lines, allowing consumers and designers to mix-and-match to create a completely custom look. The collection is compatible with Trex Hideaway® Hidden Fasteners for perfectly consistent spacing, no visible screws and completely smooth surface underfoot. The suggested retail price of Trex Enhance decking is approximately $3/LF.

Best: Trex Transcend is the revolutionary collection that first debuted in 2010. A proprietary nine-element surface formulation that produces a natural, wood-like grain pattern with lustrous satin finish, it’s engineered with an exclusive low-sheen, high-traffic formulation. It’s offered in nine rich colors including earthy classics with deep wood grains including Vintage Lantern, Fire Pit, Tree House, Rope Swing and Gravel Path, and tropical colors featuring subtle shading, natural variations and distinctive striations of tropical hardwoods including Lava Rock, Spiced Rum, Tiki Torch and Island Mist. Transcend also meets the ASTIM E84 Class B fire-resistance rating, as required by the California State Fire Marshall. The suggested retail price of Trex Transcend classic decking is approximately $3.25/LF. The Trex Transcend tropical decking is $4/LF.

Trex deck boards are offered in 1’’ square edge boards and 1’’ grooved edge boards with 12’, 16’ and 20’ lengths, and 1’’ grooved porch floor boards with 10’, 12’ and 16’ lengths.

Other Trex products include Elevations®, RainEscape®, Transcend railing, Select railing, Fascia, Spiral Stairs™, OutdoorLighting™, Outdoor Furniture™, Pergola™ and Trim™.

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Talk about a company that doesn''t stand behind their product. I have a trex deck that is full of mold spots. They tell me that they can''t warranty if because they don''t know the environment. It''s attached to a house and has sun on it all days until the sun goes behind the house. Clean it they say. Right, I just spent a day and it''s no better. Stay away from this company! They are terrible

posted by Brad S at 6/29/2015 9:02:34 PM


Worse material I ever used for a deck. Now on 12years and looks like a roller coaster which worsens every snow or ice encounter. I have a steel framed house so 24 inch joists. the Trex sits on 3/4 Advantech plus Awaplan sheath roofing then on 24 inch joists. Of course 24 inch is not covered by warranty even though have support decking under all of it. This stuff is junk. BEWARE!

posted by Frank D at 3/9/2015 6:57:51 PM


Trek offers three different quality of decking. Which did you pick? Now we are scared to use Trex.

posted by Zak at 4/26/2015 11:52:47 AM


Swelling like partical board on the ends makes little ski jumps on the end cuts from the moisture out side. I am very disappointed in the product and would not install it again. So far Trex is saying this is in spec so sad to bad. I my summary I think it is recycled junk.

posted by D Dolittle at 10/27/2014 9:08:16 AM


I now have a deck with expensive Trex decking that is suppose to last and is warping. It is Trex''s position that Lowe''s provided the wrong Fasteners. That puts the customer right in the middle by "finger pointing" to another company for causing the problem. This is impossible to prove who is at fault. But it seems to me that Lowe''s would not provide fasteners for a product that they knew were incorrect. Very very disappointed in Trex quality and customer support

posted by ddann269 at 7/23/2014 7:33:57 PM


I started looking into composite decking and found out the Home Depot and Lowes has a cheaper brand of Trex made specially for them so they can keep prices low. This means you are not getting the same quality decking that you would get at your local hardware store. After reading all the warranty issues and complaints I''m staying with wood. Every time someone has a problem these manufacturers find a way to blame the consumer so they don''t have to cover anything.

posted by Bake2610 at 9/3/2014 11:23:30 PM