Composite decking has grown increasingly popular over the past decade as homeowners turn away from wood and towards composite planks. Trex has been at the forefront of this movement as they were the first company to patent and produce this style of decking.

While Trex was the first company to produce composite decking, they are also one of the larger decking companies in the world. Trex decking is sold in over 40 countries globally, and they are one of the better brands from an eco-friendly standpoint.

Types of Trex Decking

One of the reasons we’re partial to Trex for new consumers is the fact they make things easy and don’t overwhelm you with options. The company’s product line is broken down into three series and a Best, Better, and Good system.

StyleProfileLengthsWidthsColors
Trex Transcend1 & 2-inch square, 1-inch grooved12, 16, 205.5 inches10
Trex Select1 & 2-inch square, 1-inch grooved12, 16, 205.5 inches5
Trex Enhance Naturals1-inch scalloped / grooved & square12, 16, 205.5 inches5
Trex Enhance Basics1-inch scalloped / grooved & square12, 16, 205.5 inches3

Trex Transcend Review

Trex’s premium decking line is called Trex Transcend. It’s their “greenest” product as well considering it’s made from 95% recycled materials. It is also available in three profiles and 10 different colors, so there is truly a look and style for everyone.

Trex Transcend is backed by the company’s 25-year limited residential warranty. This covers your deck against fading and staining, and consumers agree that it holds up very well in both of those areas. You will be able to scrub these boards with a simple solution of soap and water, and you will never need to stain or sand them again.

Trex Transcend

Trex Transcend – Classic Earth Tones Decking Colors

These boards are built to keep maintenance at a minimum so mold, stains, and scratches will never be an issue. As for the colors, there are five shades to choose from if you want to keep things simple and earthy with Firepit, Gravel Patch, Rope Swing, Tree House, and Vintage Lantern. Tropical shades from the Transcend lineup include Havana Gold, Tiki Torch, Lava Rock, Island Mist, Spiced-Rum.Trex Transcend

Trex Transcend – Premium Tropicals Decking Colors

Transcend is best suited for consumers that want a wide range of colors from an eco-friendly product. It’s a bit more expensive than the company’s other styles, but has excellent scratch resistance and is the only series with porch boards as well.

Trex Select Review

If you’re looking for something a little more affordable, the Trex Select may be the best option for your home. The company refers to this product as a “simplified” version of their flagship line, but we’re pleased to say the most important features are still intact.

One of the biggest differences between Trex Select and Transcend is the color range. While the colors are somewhat different, there are only five to choose from this time around with Madeira, Pebble Grey, Saddle, Winchester Grey and Woodland Brown. These planks aren’t quite as scratch-resistant as the premium line.

Trex Select

Trex SelectDecking Colors

The quality takes a small hit overall with Select, but cleanup is still going to be easy and that high-performance shell will have your boards looking fresh for years to come. This series is available in standard sizes and lengths and Trex Select decking comes with a 25-year warranty against fading and stains as well.

Trex Enhance Review

The last product in Trex’s current crop of products is called Trex Enhance. It actually comes in two “grades” however with Better and Good. They are also scalloped compared to the other series which makes them extremely light and easy to handle.

Trex Enhance

Trex Enhance Basics Decking Colors

Trex Enhance Basics is a simple alternative if you want composite decking, but it only comes in three hues with Beach Dune, Clam Shell, and Saddle. The Enhance Naturals line gives you more flavor with Sunset Cove, Toasted Sand, Rocky Harbor, Foggy Wharf, and Coastal Bluff. The Naturals line is a bit more wood-like, but you are limited when it comes to the size of your boards.Trex Enhance

Trex Enhance Naturals Decking Colors

Both Trex Enhance Basic and Naturals come in standard lengths and widths. The Trex Enhance Basic price is definitely in the budget-friendly range, but you will get the same 25-year warranty along with all the benefits that come with composite decking.

See also information about Timbertech/Azek and Fiberon deck boards.

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