What is Composite Decking: Benefits & Colours

Composite decking offers the beauty of wood without the drawbacks of potential corroding, splintering or termite damage. This low-maintenance decking option holds up to the temperature extremes of Canadian weather with minimal thermal expansion and contraction, to maximize the stability of each deck board.

What is Composite Decking?

Composite decking cuts and handles like wood, easy to install. Each composite decking brand offers a variety of colours, shades and patterns in various widths and lengths. Construction techniques differ for composite decking compared to traditional wood decking, as composite boards are installed on a pressure-treated lumber sub-structure for a new deck or replacement.

Composite decking is made mainly of either wood flour (a recycled post-industrial material) PVC, or wood fibres, polyethylene or hardwood and polypropylene blend. Composite decking is smooth to the touch, barefoot-friendly and provides excellent traction.

Capped composite decking features an extra layer that has been bonded to the board during manufacturing. Capped composite boards also have an additional warranty that covers both stain and fade resistance. It is also more resistant to scratches than wood and regular composite.

Non-wood composite is made with special technology that creates a fiber-like inner structure. It is up to 35% lighter than a wood composite, with virtually no water absorption or thermal expansion and contraction.

Premium resin decking is composed of 100% low-maintenance engineered polymer material, which does not contain any wood fibres or organic material. Resin decking is 100% recyclable and resistant to termites.

Key Benefits of Composite Decking

  • High durability
  • No staining or painting required—saves time and money!
  • No risk of rotting, twisting, splintering, cracking, or warping
  • Vast selection of colours
  • Low maintenance: easy to clean & install
  • Mould, rot, and fungal decay resistant
  • Weather resistant
  • Warp resistant
  • Slip resistant
  • Long life

Composite Decking Colour Chart

At The Home Depot, you will find Veranda, DuraLife and Trex Composites brands — all backed by a 25 year structural warranty, with additional 25 year no fade and stain warranty. The following chart indicates our selection of colours for each brand. Colour selection may vary by store.

Trex Select

Pebble Grey

Pebble Grey

Woodland Brown

Woodland Brown

Saddle

Saddle

Winchester Grey

Winchester Grey

Trex Enhance Basics

Clam Shell

Clam Shell

Beach Dune

Beach Dune

Saddle

Saddle

Trex Enhance Naturals

Foggy Wharf

Foggy Wharf

Coastal Bluff

Coastal Bluff

Spiced Rum

Toasted Sand

Trex Transcend – Earth Tones and Tropical Tones

Gravel Path

Gravel Path

Vintage Lantern

Vintage Lantern

Fire Pit

Fire Pit

Tree House

Tree House

Rope Swing

Rope Swing

Havana Gold

Havana Gold

Island Mist

Island Mist

Spiced Rum

Spiced Rum

Lava Rock

Lava Rock

Tiki Torch

Tiki Torch

Veranda Elite

Jarrahwood

Jarrahwood

Panama Grey

Panama Grey

Brazilian Ash

Brazilian Ash

Kauri Brown

Kauri Brown

Veranda Vintage

Antique Tin

Antique Tin

Harvest Brown

Harvest Brown

Veranda Ultra Light

Flagstone Grey

Flagstone Grey

Harvest Brown

Chestnut

Veranda HP Decking

Grey

Grey

Walnut

Walnut

Redwood

Redwood

Eon
Island Walnut

Island Walnut

Timber Grey

Timber Grey

Brazilian Cherry

Brazilian Cherry

Garapa Grey

Garapa Grey

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