Before starting your decking project, read our guide top find out more information on Trex vs. other decking types.
Tuesday 17th August 2021
Trex® Vs Hollow Composite Decking Comparison
A growing number of suppliers are distributing poor quality hollow composite decks in the UK. These cheaper boards have been manufactured in the Far East, and not only will these decks require more sub frame support, but they are often not suitable for the UK’s changeable climate. Consequently hollow composite decks will not offer the longevity you should expect from a composite product. Cheaper boards will also offer very ‘loose’ warranty terms and have almost non-existent product support. Trex® on the other hand offers a solid warranty, has nationwide reps available to inspect installed projects, and comes with a wealth of information both printed and online.
Trex® Vs Other Composite Decking Comparison
The best quality composite decking boards will be ‘capped’, this means there is a thin shell layer of protective rubberised material around the outer edges of the board. The capping is noticable though the look and touch of the board. You can also tell how resistant to scratching it is by testing it with a key or similar. Boards without capping or with a poor quality capping should be avoided. Quality capping is fundamental to protection against fade, rot, splintering and scratching. Trex® has put years into research, design and development of their capping which is unrivalled worldwide.
Trex® Vs PVC Decking Comparison
PVC decking is also far less environmentally friendly as is mostly produced from virgin plastics unlike Trex® which contains 95% recycled material.
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