Trex Composite Decking: Only the Best

At Knot Just Decks, we offer high-quality Trex composite decking. Trex is the premier brand for wood-alternative decking. In fact, Trex was the first to develop and patent the process in 1995.

That’s when three inventors (Kjell-Ake Gustafsson, John J. Muller and Roger A. Wittenberg) conceived the idea for a process and product that would maximize the use of materials destined to end up in America’s landfills. Their process used spent sawdust and plastic material to produce a “wood-thermoplastic composite material.

How Is Trex Made?

Today, Trex composite decking continues to combine recycled wood and plastic to create the world’s #1 decking brand. Here’s how they do it:

  • Trex collects wood byproducts (like sawdust, wood pallets, wood chips and wood fiber), along with recycled polyethylene plastic (like stretch wrap, packaging films, grocery and retail bags and plastic overwraps).
  • The collected plastics are cleaned and ground into granules.
  • The wood and plastic components are mixed together, and a pigment and preservative are added.
  • The complete mixture is then heated until it becomes a soft, pliable consistency.
  • The mixture is formed into a board shape using profile dies.
  • The boards are then cooled and cut to length.
  • The finished product is inspected by Quality Control.

How Green Is It?

The Trex process uses about 100,000 tons of waste polyethylene film each year, and diverts 400 million pounds of plastic and hardwood scraps from American landfills each year. In fact, the average 500-square-foot composite Trex deck contains 140,000 recycled plastic bags! 

But that’s not all. Trex also uses some of the most earth-friendly manufacturing processes available, reclaiming factory waste and eliminating the use of harmful chemicals.

Other Advantages of a Trex Composite Deck

Here are a few more reasons why Trex composite decking has become increasingly popular with homeowners:

  • Trex composite decking will not splinter, rot, warp or attract termites.
  • Trex composite decking requires minimal maintenance. A simple scrubbing with soapy water and a soft-bristle brush is usually all that’s needed. So you can spend more time enjoying your deck and less time maintaining it.
  • Trex composite decking is fade and stain resistant.
  • Trex composite decking is mold and mildew resistant.
  • Trex composite decking is available in a variety of colors–18, to be exact!

How Does the Cost Compare to Natural Wood?

Quality composite decking costs two to three times more than pressure-treated wood. But it also lasts two to three times longer.

And bear in mind that time is money. You’ll never have to sand, stain, seal or paint your composite deck. Those reduced maintenance costs add up over the life of your deck. Add to this the value of all the time you get to spend enjoying your deck rather than working on it.

Turn to Us

At Knot Just Decks, we have the answers to all your questions about deck design, materials, installation and maintenance.  Let us help you decide if a Trex composite deck is right for you. Together, we can create the deck of your dreams.