Trex decking is advertised as a low maintenance
composite material made from reclaimed plastic and hardwood
fibers. It cuts, nails, screws, drills, routs and sands just like
wood so it is very carpenter friendly. Unfortunately, like 99%
of the other composites available, Trex is a "wood
flour" based composite. And time is not kind to wood flour based
composites. See the Class
Action suit against Trex for reasons*. This is why we can
no longer recommend Trex decking or products. Click
here for previous
photos of this beautiful composite deck. (Isn't
it refreshing when a business "tells it like it is" and gives
you the whole scoop?) However, we have discovered one composite
that is NOT "wood flour" based and is not subject to the
same problems. GeoDeck.
*The owner of this deck called me on 5/16/05 to get a bid on additional
work. During our conversation I asked about the condition of his Trex
decking (it has now been only five years). He said it had deteriorated
so badly that Trex has agreed to pay the full labor and materials to
I know what I am talking about...
go with GeoDeck.