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Go Green: Composite for an Eco-friendly Garden

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For years now, homeowners have been recycling rubbish, installing eco boilers and adding solar panels to houses in an effort to be more environmentally friendly. However, when it comes to home design, performance and aesthetics always win.

Now, it’s easy to be green when designing your garden space with composites from Trex Company, the world’s largest manufacturer of high-performance, wood-alternative decking. Not only is it sustainable, Trex decking also offers long-lasting beauty, durability and low maintenance – allowing homeowners to transform their outdoor living spaces into enviable, eco-friendly escapes.


Composite decking is among the greenest products available for the home. Case in point, Trex decking is manufactured from more than 95 percent recycled material, including reclaimed wood and sawdust, as well as plastic from many common household items such as retail bags and newspaper sleeves. In fact, the company keeps nearly 200 million kilograms (more than 180 million tons) of plastic and wood waste out of landfills each year, and no trees have ever been cut down to manufacture Trex products.

Within the Trex manufacturing plant, trailers are hydraulically powered by vegetable-based oil and, through a proprietary method, the need for smokestacks is eliminated. Additionally, nearly 100 percent of factory refuse is recycled back into the manufacturing line.

“Our production process is as green as our final product,” explained Brad Felix, director of international business development for Trex. “As a company built on green principles and values, we’re proud to offer a truly environmentally responsible choice to consumers.”

High Performance, Low Maintenance

For those that want to spend more time enjoying, rather than maintaining their outdoor space, Trex composite decking is the ideal choice. Spilled food, dropped grilling tools and wet planter pots are no match for Trex, which offers unprecedented durability thanks to its exclusive protective shell and high-traffic formulation.

Unlike wood, Trex decking, resists fading, staining, scratching and mold – and won’t rot, warp, crack or splinter. Upkeep is hassle-free and requires no sanding, staining or painting. Just a simple soap and water cleaning twice a year is all that is needed to keep the deck looking “like new” for years to come.

Long-lasting Beauty

With high-definition wood grain patterns and rich, saturated colors inspired by the outdoors, Trex decking looks natural and boasts a vibrancy that remains unchanged for years. Color options range from deep earth tones to spicy reds and pristine greys, including tropically-inspired boards that feature the distinct streaked look of exotic hardwoods without the maintenance or environmental impact of using a true tropical hardwood.

“Not only are Trex products extremely low-maintenance and manufactured of recycled content, but their enduring aesthetic and rich colors can perfectly complement any home architecture and décor,” said Felix. “Ultimately, Trex decking combines sustainability, style and innovation.”

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