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Product Spotlight: Trex

The World’s #1 Decking Brand

Since 1996, Trex has invented, defined and perfected the composite deck category with a lineup of low-maintenance, high-performance products that fundamentally change the way we live outdoors. It’s no wonder so many happy deck owners consider Trex the best decking material.

What is Composite Decking?

Composite deck boards are made of both wood and plastic byproducts. Trex uses both recycled wood and plastic to make their boards.

Recycled Wood: Locally sourced reclaimed wood that would otherwise end up in a landfill finds its way into Trex high-performance composite decks. By using reclaimed sawdust, Trex has never cut down a tree to make their products. Ever.

Recycled Plastic: The reclaimed wood in Trex decks is combined with recycled plastic film 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 500-square foot composite Trex deck contains 140,000 recycled plastic bags! That makes Trex one of the largest plastic bag recyclers in the U.S.!

Eco-Friendly Manufacturing: Trex’s proprietary, eco-friendly processing method eliminates the use of smoke stacks while their bi-coastal factories reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Additionally, almost 100% of their factory runoff and refuse are recycled back into the manufacturing line. Trex trailers even run on vegetable-based oil hydraulics!

Trex Composite Decking will not only give you the best-looking deck you could dream of but helps the environment in a multitude of ways!

Trex Manucafurting Process

 

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SAWDUST AND PLASTIC FILM ARE PURCHASED PLASTIC FILM IS CLEANED AND GROUND INTO GRANULES PLASTIC FILM AND SAWDUST ARE COMBINED AND HEATED MIXTURE IS MIXED TO A SOFT AND PLIABLE CONSISTENCY
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MIXTURE IS FORMED INTO BOARDS USING PROFILE DIES BOARDS ARE COOLED AND CUT TO LENGTH BOARDS ARE INSPECTED BY QA FOR DEFECTS, STRENGTH, AND COLOR ACCURACY FINISHED BOARDS ARE WRAPPED AND SHIPPED

Why Trex?

There are many reasons to buy a Trex deck, but a few stand out above the others. Here are a few:

  • You can clean virtually anything
  • It won’t rot, warp, or stain
  • You don’t have to strip and restain it year after year
  • No splinters!

To see the stain-resistant power of Trex in action, check out this short video from Trex!

Wrap Up

Trex is one of our favorite products here at Koopman Lumber. They’re an excellent product that produces a beautiful and hardy result. The upfront investment will be more than a traditional treated wood deck but is well worth the cost. The reduced upkeep will pay itself off over the lifetime of the deck, and the peace of mind you get when buying a Trex deck is unbeatable! If you have questions about building a deck, fill out our contact form by clicking the link! Thanks for reading, and don’t be shy about showing off your Trex deck!