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Trex was the FIRST company to combine recycled plastic with reclaimed timber to produce a high performance decking product in the early 90’s.

Since 1996, Trex has invented, defined and perfected the composite deck category with a line-up of low-maintenance, high-performance, eco-friendly decking products that have fundamentally changed the way we live outdoors. Trex is the world’s largest manufacturer of Wood Plastic Composite decking, currently sold in 40 countries, with 51% of market share of the World Composite Deck Market, and growing. Trex Transcend is available in 7 great colours and has far less maintenance requirements than timber. Trex decking is made from 95% recycled materials making it a truly environmentally responsible choice. A standard 5.48 metre Trex board contains recycled material from approximately 2,530 plastic bags. The average 25 square metre composite Trex deck contains more than 70,000 recycled plastic bags, films and wraps. It's no wonder so many deck owners, builders, installers, Trex Pros and architects consider Trex the best composite decking material available.


Important Facts

Trex Transcend is a premium capped composite decking board made in the USATrex offers 25-year domestic warranty which includes fade and stain - 10-year commercialTrex Transcend boards will not rot, split swell, warp and are termite resistantSplinter FreeTrex Transcend boards do not require any sanding, staining, painting or oiling and the hard-outer shell protects the boards against scratching.A simple clean with soap and water or a pressure washer is all that is required to keep Trex Transcend in pristine conditionTrex Transcend boards are compatible with a variety of fast installation methods including KlevaKlip Snap-loc ClipAs one of the largest plastic film recyclers in the U.S., Trex saves 180 million kilograms of plastic film and wood from landfills each year.Trex has received numerous environmental awards.


Features & Benefits

95% recycled materials made up of 50/50 mix ofSOFTplastics (LLDPE & LDPE) andHARDWOODtimber shavingsPractically doesn’t absorb any moisture, less than 0.5% water absorption by volumeHeat retention is the same as natural timber in a similar colourUsing soft plastics (LLDPE & LDPE or plastic bags/plastic film) and hardwood timber shavings means Trex can beinstalled 38mm from the ground surface. The combination of soft plastics and hardwood fibre take up minimal moisture and are therefore more stable than hard plastics (recycled Milk Bottles)/softwood blends. This is why other composite deck brands that use hard plastic and softwood blends have to be installed 300mm off the ground surface because they aren’t as stable as Trex. Also composite decks using Hard plastics tend to get more brittle over time.Termite, pest, Mould and Mildew resistant. Many composite decking brands have been suffering from mould and mildew due to the heavy rains, floods and high humidity experienced on the east coast over the last 6 months.Trex boards have not been affected by mould or mildew. Why, because hardwood fibres absorb less water than softwood fibres which means there is less moisture for the mould and mildew to grow. Also less moisture ingress means boards will swell less, shrink less and will not warp, twist, stain or go black.High slip rating R10 or P2 moderate.3 length options in the grooved edge boards 4.88, 5.48 and 6.1m which provides versatility to deck design and can minimise waste because a deck can be designed around the 3 available lengths therefore minimising the need to dock and butt join.