Trex 101: What is composite decking?

For many residents in Adelaide, their deck is an essential part of their home. A place to relax, enjoy the outdoors and entertain family and friends. Yet, with so many decking options on the market, it can be challenging to determine which is right for you. As a homeowner, you want your deck to be beautiful, functional, and to blend seamlessly with your home’s exterior without requiring laborious maintenance. At Mid Coast Pergolas and Decks, we work with a wide range of decking materials, but one of our most popular products is composite decking by TREX. This blog post will look closely at what TREX decking is and the difference it can make to your home. If you’ve ever asked yourself, “what is composite decking?” then read on! 

Composite decking is a contemporary alternative to traditional decking materials

TREX decking is the perfect choice for homeowners or contractors looking for a wood-alternative material that is both sophisticated and eco-friendly. Consisting of 90% recycled materials, TREX decking combines reclaimed wood and plastics such as polypropylene or polyethylene. The result is a durable, long-lasting product that looks just like natural wood. 

Unlike 100% plastic PVC Decking, a popular and marginally more affordable choice, TREX is structurally more robust and resistant to cracking, splintering, fading, and warping. This unique combination of synthetic and organic materials makes for an incredibly versatile product that can be used in various ways. TREX composite boards look fabulous as residential decking and can also be used around swimming pools, balconies, or commercial boardwalks. With such a wide range of applications, it’s easy to understand why the popularity of TREX decking has seen an unprecedented rise in recent years.

Composite decking is durable and low-maintenance

There’s something special about spending sunny summer days outside with family and friends, but the time and effort needed to maintain a wood deck can be daunting. In contrast to traditional wood decks, TREX boards are low-maintenance, require very little upkeep, and are resistant to fading, staining and scratching. 

When it comes to recreating the look and feel of a home, there’s nothing quite like the advantage of owning something that is both durable and low-maintenance. Not only does it help you save on costly upgrades in the future, but you’ll also spend far less time cleaning and more time enjoying your outdoor space. TREX decking’s unique blend of materials is also highly resistant to mould, mildew, and insects – making it the perfect choice for homeowners looking for a long-lasting product that will withstand encroaching pests and microorganisms.

Composite decking boards are ideal for bushfire-prone areas

As Australia’s climate warms and bushfires become increasingly common, it’s essential to consider how your outdoor decking choices can impact your home’s safety. TREX composite decking is the perfect choice for these high-risk areas, offering superior fire resistance compared to traditional wood boards. Trex Transcend fireproof decking consists of fire-retardant boards approved for BAL-19 and BAL-29 zones, making it a trusted choice for any homeowner looking for a decking solution in a fire-prone area. 

TREX composite decking comes in a variety of colours and styles

A sample of the TREX colour range. As found on the TREX composite decking colour selector.

Thanks to today’s modern designs, you don’t have to sacrifice style for substance. Your home’s façade should be as much a unique expression of your character as the interior of your house. With various colours, textures, and styles, there’s no better way to show your creativity than with TREX. Its range of sophisticated styles and vibrant colours allow you to customise your home in a way that best reflects your personality – from the traditional wooden hues of “Spiced Rum” and “Havana Gold” to the contemporary chic grey of “Gravel Path”. With TREX, creative homeowners can create a truly unique, one-of-a-kind outdoor space.

Composite decks are pet-friendly and child-safe

If you have a pet or young children, having a low-maintenance decking is always advised. Pets and curious toddlers can quickly make a mess of traditional wood decks, but with TREX, it’s much easier to maintain a spotless decking. Its durable surface makes cleaning up after pets or wiping away spills from food and drinks a breeze. Plus, its low-maintenance finish helps to reduce the risk of splinters or other hazards posed by traditional wood decks. TREX is also resistant to fading and will never warp or crack over time, ensuring that your outdoor space remains safe for all family members.

Composite decking is an eco-friendly choice 

Incorporating eco-friendly practices into our daily lives is a great way to reduce our environmental impact. TREX composite decking is the perfect choice for those looking to make a difference. TREX strategically minimises its ecological impact by avoiding harmful chemicals and using sustainable materials such as reclaimed wood and recycled plastics. 

Yet this commitment to the environment is not limited to the manufacturing process. TREX puts a great emphasis on corporate responsibility and is committed to ensuring its suppliers practise ethical sourcing. By reviewing supply chains, TREX ensures its business partners adopt sustainable practices and a commitment to environmental health. If you’re looking for a practical and fashionable way to reduce your footprint, look no further than TREX composite decking. 

A composite deck can increase your property’s resale value

In addition to adding visual appeal to your property, TREX decking can also increase its resale value. A well-maintained and attractive outdoor living space is a great way to spike the curb appeal of any home. TREX’s low -maintenance and long-lasting nature makes it an attractive addition to any home, giving buyers peace of mind that they won’t have to worry about replacing their decking anytime soon. With its superior durability and stylish range of colours, TREX can help you get more bang for your buck when it comes time to sell your property.

Wrapping Up 

TREX composite decking is the perfect choice for any homeowner looking to add a luxurious, low-maintenance outdoor addition to their property. With its combination of beauty, durability and eco-friendliness, TREX is rapidly becoming the preferred choice for homeowners throughout South Australia. At Mid Coast Pergolas and Decks, we specialise in TREX decking, allowing you to make the most of your outdoor spaces. If you’re still wondering why TREX decking is the right choice, get in touch with our friendly team or visit our project gallery to see what TREX can do for your home. We guarantee you will be impressed.

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