Trex is another engineered decking option that we recommend. Trex Transcend is a composite material made of recycled plastic shopping bags, reclaimed wood and post-manufacturing sawdust. Because of the high content of organic material it has a natural looking finish that is less shiny than PVC. Although very durable and long-lasting, composite decking is not quite as stain, fade and scratch resistant as PVC. It does cost about 15% less than PVC which can make a significant difference on a large deck project.
Trex also offers a railing system to complement their decking but I have to say there are much better options out there. We will talk about low maintenance railing systems in our next article.
Trex has also just introduced a new deck lighting line which looks intriguing but I have not researched it well enough to make comment here.