Take a deep dive into how this innovative green credentialled material can give you the outdoor living space of your dreams.When it comes to composite decking, one of the first brand names to come to mind is Trex decking, and with good reason. The brand has been at the forefront of composite decking solutions since 1996. And homeowners across Sydney and the surrounds have availed themselves of this amazing material to extend their living spaces. But what it is that makes Trex that much more special, than composite decking in general? We’re going to dive right into everything you need to know about this amazing material and how you can build the deck of your dreams.
Introducing: Trex deckingTrex has invented, defined, and perfected the composite deck category, becoming the world’s largest manufacturer of timber-alternative decking products. Trex decking is a type of wood composite material that is made from an innovative blend of 95% reclaimed timber and plastic. Their deck boards have been this way for more than 20 years, well before green was a buzzword. The reclaimed timber in a Trex deck is combined with recycled plastic from a variety of sources ranging from the overwrap on paper towels to dry cleaner bags, sandwich bags, newspaper sleeves, and grocery and shopping bags. Here’s an interesting fact: the average 45 square metre composite Trex deck contains 140,000 recycled plastic bags! That’s pretty impressive. Reclaimed timber that would otherwise end up in a landfill can be used to make a Trex high-performance composite decks. Recycled timber refers to materials that are salvaged from another existing structure. This could be sourced from a bridge, deck, or building among other places. Reclaimed timber, on the other hand, is not sourced from other structures and instead comes straight from the forest floor. By using reclaimed sawdust and plastics, Trex has never had to cut down a tree to make deck boards. Ever.
What to expect from your Trex deckWhen it comes to building a deck, it’s worth thinking long term. While some costs are simple, others cost you things more precious…like a lazy lunch with the kids, time with the newspaper, and straight-up patience. Below, are some decision points to help you choose what’s right for you, your garden and your budget. (Not to mention your weekends.)
- Soap and water maintenance only required
- Natural timber grain finish
- Rich colours
- Earth friendly
- Lots of design options
- Environmentally friendly
- 25 year warranty against fade and stain (no more annual expense for cleaning and re oiling)
- It won’t splinter or warp
- No sanding, staining or oiling required
- It comes in a great range of colours to suit modern, contemporary and established homes