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A close of up Trex decking on a white staircase.

Is Trex® Decking a Better Alternative to Wood?

What is Trex® Decking? 

Trex® decking is the most popular brand of wood-alternative synthetic decking and durable, splinter-free deck railing systems with handrail components. It is made from high-quality materials and offers a beautiful, sleek look. Trex® Decking is exceptionally versatile. Trex Transcend® decking comes in a variety of colors, including tropical-wood colors, and is just one of several great lines of synthetic decking that Trex® manufactures. Other lines include:

  • Trex Transcend®
  • Trex Enhance®
  • Trex Escapes®
  • Trex Accent®

What are the benefits of Trex® Decking? 

The biggest pro to having Distinctive Deck Designs install Trex® decking is the fact that you’ll never have to worry about splinters or warping of the wood. Since your deck will be made from synthetic materials, it will look flawless all year-long and be safe for your family and pets.

Trex® decking is also low maintenance, which is a big plus for homeowners. A good scrub at the beginning of spring will help keep it shiny and clean. You won’t have to utilize potentially harmful chemicals to keep your natural wood deck in good shape.

Trex® material also stays much cooler to the touch than wood. Enjoy a barefoot stroll on your deck in the summertime and be completely comfortable. Let your kids and pets spend time on your deck without

Besides being versatile in the number of different shades it comes in, Trex® decking can also be cut, routed, and grooved just like real wood boards. Distinctive Deck Designs prides itself on providing you with completely customizable deck design, and Trex® decking offers us the ability to create uniquely curved designs to match your vision perfectly.

Trex® Decking tends to be more eco-friendly since it’s made from recycled materials and the process of manufacturing it is less damaging to the environment than that of treating real wood.

If you’re thinking of adding a beautiful deck to your backyard and want to go with a high-quality, low maintenance alternative to wood, consider going with Trex® decking. Contact Distinctive Deck Designs for a free design consultation.

Choosing the Right Trex Decking Colors for Your Home

Gazebo and deck in White and Spiced Rum Trex decking colors Composite decking is a beautiful product and is used in a variety of decks all across the nation. In applications throughout Northern Virginia, residents find composite decks are very easy to keep clean and are less expensive to maintain than other decks. Traditional wood decks, in comparison, need sanding and periodic staining or repainting. This adds to the cost of the product. Additionally, wood decks often need sections replaced due to dry rot or warping, which affects the stability and safety of the deck space. You do not run into these cost and safety concerns with composite decking.

Distinctive Deck Designs uses several lines of composite decking, but our master carpenters especially love the Trex Transcend® line because of the product quality, versatility, and the timeless colors available. In fact, there is a Trex color option for every type of North Virginia homes. You can even get creative and use it on the fascia of the home, outdoor staircases, sunrooms, pergolas, and more. Here are some ways to choose the right Trex decking colors from the Trex Transcend® line for your home’s style. Continue reading