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What is Trex Enhance Basic Composite?

Trex Enhance Basic Composite is a high-quality decking material made by Trex, a leading manufacturer in the composite decking industry. Combining the beauty of natural wood with the durability and low maintenance of composite materials, Trex Enhance Basic Composite provides homeowners with an excellent alternative to traditional wood or PVC decking.

Advantages of Trex Enhance Basic Composite


Trex Enhance Basic Composite is designed to last for decades without rotting, warping, or splintering. Its durable construction resists damage from insects, moisture, and harsh weather, ensuring a long-lasting and reliable decking solution.

Low Maintenance

One of the main selling points of Trex Enhance Basic Composite is its low-maintenance nature. Unlike wood, which requires regular sanding, staining, and sealing, composite decking only needs occasional cleaning to keep it looking fresh and new.


Trex Composite Decking offers a beautiful, natural wood-like appearance without the drawbacks of real wood. It comes in a variety of colors and finishes, allowing homeowners to match their deck to their home’s exterior or create a unique look that suits their personal style.

Environmentally Friendly

Trex Enhance Basic Composite is made from 95% recycled materials, including reclaimed wood and recycled plastic. This eco-friendly manufacturing process reduces waste and conserves natural resources, making it a great choice for environmentally conscious homeowners.


With a wide range of colors and accessories available, Trex Enhance Basic Composite Decking allows for a high level of customization. Homeowners can create the perfect outdoor living space that reflects their individual tastes and preferences.

Installation Process

Materials Needed

To install Trex Enhance Basic Composite decking, you will need the following materials:

  • Trex Enhance Basic Composite deck boards
  • Trex-approved fasteners and clips
  • A saw for cutting deck boards
  • A drill and bits for fastening clips and screws

Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Prepare the deck framing by ensuring it is level, square, and properly supported.
  2. Install the first deck board by attaching it to the framing with Trex-approved fasteners.
  3. Use clips to attach subsequent deck boards, spacing them evenly and maintaining a consistent gap between boards.
  4. Cut deck boards to fit around any obstacles or to create a clean edge at the end of the deck.
  5. Finish the deck with trim pieces, railings, and other accessories as desired.

Caring for Your Trex Enhance Basic Composite Deck


To keep your Trex Enhance Basic Composite deck looking its best, simply clean it with soap and water or a mild household cleaner. For stubborn stains, a soft-bristled brush can be used to gently scrub the affected area.

Repair and Maintenance

If your Trex Enhance Basic Composite deck becomes damaged, small scratches or gouges can often be repaired with light sanding. For more significant damage, it may be necessary to replace the affected board. However, due to the durable nature of the material, extensive repairs are rarely needed.

Preventing Damage

To prevent damage to your Trex Composite deck, use protective mats or rugs under outdoor furniture and grills. Additionally, avoid dragging heavy objects across the surface to minimize the risk of scratches.

Comparison to Other Decking Materials


Compared to traditional wood decking, Trex Composite offers numerous advantages, including increased durability, lower maintenance requirements, and a more consistent appearance. While wood decks can be more affordable upfront, the long-term costs of maintenance and replacement make composite decking a more cost-effective option.


PVC decking is another alternative to wood and composite materials. While it is also low-maintenance and durable, PVC decking often lacks the natural appearance and warmth of wood or composite materials. Additionally, PVC can become slippery when wet, posing a safety risk for users.


Trex Enhance Basic Composite provides homeowners with a durable, low-maintenance, and attractive decking solution that outperforms traditional wood and PVC options. With its eco-friendly construction, customizable design, and easy installation process, Trex Composite is an excellent choice for creating the perfect outdoor living space.


Q: How much does Trex Enhance Basic Composite decking cost?

A: The cost of Trex Composite decking varies depending on the specific product and accessories chosen. However, it is generally more affordable than other high-end composite decking options.

Q: Is Trex Enhance Basic Composite decking slippery when wet?

A: Trex Composite decking features a textured surface that provides traction even when wet, making it a safe choice for use around pools and other wet areas.

Q: How long does Trex Enhance Basic Composite decking last?

A: Trex Composite decking is designed to last for decades without significant signs of wear, rot, or other damage.

Q: Can Trex Enhance Basic Composite decking be painted or stained?

A: Trex Composite decking is designed to maintain its color and finish without the need for painting or staining. If you desire a different color, it is recommended to choose a different product within the Trex lineup that better matches your preferences.

Q: How do I remove snow and ice from my Trex Enhance Basic Composite deck?

A: When removing snow from your Trex Composite deck, use a plastic shovel without a metal edge to avoid damaging the surface. To remove ice, use a calcium chloride-based ice melt product that is safe for use on composite decking.

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