Find out how TREX decking competes with other decking products…

Designed with lasting beauty, incredible durability and easy maintenance, there’s no compromising with high-performance composite decking. That’s why high-performance composite is the only type of decking TREX makes. Take a look at Trex against other types of decking for a head-to-head comparison that proves Trex outdecks, outlasts and outperforms the rest.

TREX vs. Wood

Everyone loves the natural look of wood but hates all the painting, staining and sealing. Wood decks of all types, including pressure-treated wood, Ipe, Massaranduba and Red Balau require extensive upkeep. TREX was designed with the beauty of wood decking, but not all the maintenance. TREX’s high-performance, eco-friendly composite boards withstand years of sun, rain and snow, keeping their rich colour. And throughout the whole manufacturing process they have never felled a single tree. So when comparing composite decking vs. wood, there’s no competition.

The cons of using wood as a decking product are:

  • Can rot, split, swell, twist and fade
  • Crack from insect infestation
  • Require annual painting, staining or sealing
  • Splinter easily
  • Contribute to deforestation


PVC decking is another low-maintenance alternative to wood. Just like composite decking, PVC decking can resist rot, termites and mould. However, PVC decking is far less environmentally friendly, produced mostly from virgin plastic. Compare that to the ultra-green TREX board: made with 95% recycled materials and eco-friendly manufacturing processes, TREX never loses its sophisticated colour or performance like that of a PVC deck.

Where TREX keeps its beauty, PVC decks:

  • Are prone to chalking
  • Are more likely to shrink and expand with temperature fluctuations than composites
  • Can fade and stain from rubber mats, sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Are recommended for use with after-market cleaning products to maintain aesthetics over time

Take a look at the variety of beautiful colours available in the TREX composite decking product range.