What are the Different Brands of Composite Decking?

In the middle of a new deck construction or a DIY deck renovation, there can be tons of thoughts and ideas running through your mind. With so many deck railing systems, deck lighting, and decking options looking similar, it can be hard to determine what's best for your home. This is especially true when it comes to composite decking brands.

Finding the perfect composite decking line for your outdoor space can feel especially challenging. From the different color variations of composite deck boards to the make and material, there can be a lot of options and details to think about. And all of us here at DecksDirect are here to help!

Here is a helpful guide on the differences between composite decking brands to help you shop for composite decking and feel confident in your choices!

What is the Difference Between Brands of Composite Decking

Adding Fiberon decking, such as these beautiful deck boards in Fiberon Ipe, can help you get a gorgeous, long-lasting deck

Fiberon Decking

Fiberon is a composite decking brand that offers realistic wood grain textures, several decking material types, and high fade and slip resistance. Offering deck design lines ranging from good, better, and best; all Fiberon decking products carry a 25-year or 50-year limited warranty.

Fiberon deck planks are formed via compressed molding which is then finished with a durable surface cap applied to either three or all four sides of the deck board. Fiberon composite decking can be installed with face-driven deck fasteners or via the Fiberon Phantom Universal Hidden Fastener system. Fiberon fascia boards are typically installed at board ends around the deck perimeter and along staircases.

Choose from the Concordia Symmetry Collection, Concordia Horizon Collection, Sanctuary or Good Life composite decking lines.

The Concordia Symmetry Collection features four-sided PermaTech® surface protection for incredible toughness and rich, matte shades to help your outdoor space take center stage. The four-sided finished surface on top and bottom sides of the composite deck board makes it ideal for second-story decks. It is covered by a limited lifetime warranty and a 50-year fade and stain warranty.

The Concordia Horizon Collection also features four-sided PermaTech® surface protection for increased water damage resistance. The Horizon colors are alive and organic-looking with dramatic, multi-tonal streaking. With four-sided protection, the Horizon line is another great choice for upper level decks. It is covered by a limited lifetime warranty and a 50-year fade and stain warranty.

The Sanctuary line from Fiberon composite decking features a three-sided PermaTech® surface protection with high-traction wood grain for high slip resistance. Boasting unique multi-tonal colors, the Sanctuary line of deck boards is covered by a 40-year fade, stain, and performance warranty.

The Good Life line of composite decking delivers a three-sided protective finish and is available in three multi-chromatic colors and two solid colors to complete your space. The Good Life Escapes line delivers a 30-year limited stain, fade and performance warranties while the Good Life Weekender line has a 25-year limited stain, fade, and performance warranty.

Learn more about how adding Trex composite deck boards, such as this decking in Trex Fire Pit, to your outdoor space can enhance your style

Trex Decking

Trex composite decking is made from reclaimed plastic and organic wood materials. The majority of these raw materials are from recycled plastic grocery bags, plastic film, and unused wood fibers.

Trex composite deck boards are compression-molded and often feature an extruded outer shell. The composite deck planks are solid and offered with either a square edge or scalloped bottom to offer competitive pricing.

Choose from the Trex Transcend, Trex Select, and Trex Enhance Naturals lines to find the ideal decking choice for your outdoor living space. Choose from color-coordinating composite screws, matching screw and plug systems, or the Trex Hideaway Hidden Fastener line.

The Trex Transcend composite decking line features a solid four side design, incredible scratch-resistance, and is available in 10 different finishes to complement your style. The Transcend composite deck board is protected by a 25-year Limited Residential and Fade & Stain warranty.

The Trex Select composite deck line has a high-performance shell technology along three sides of the board and boasts nature-inspired colors to highlight your home. The Trex Select line is protected by a 25-year Limited Residential and Fade & Stain warranty.

The Trex Enhance decking line combines the durability of composite material with the affordability of wood. With scalloped bottom profiles, the Trex Enhance line are lightweight and easy to work with for a DIY decking installation. The Enhance line is covered by a 25-Year Limited Residential Fade & Stain warranty.

When planning on how to install composite decking, also check out Trex fascia boards, Trex RainEscape deck drainage system, outdoor deck lighting and more.

You can also keep the complete outdoor space in the Trex brand name by learning how to install Trex aluminum railing or Trex composite deck railing to add a finishing look to your yard.

Learn how to shop for and buy composite deck boards like the stunning look of the Deckorators Vault composite deck line

Deckorators Decking

Deckorators composite decking combines unique finishes, one-of-a-kind textures, and a wide selection of colors that work with your lifestyle. Created with Eovations™ technology which provides the industry’s best strength-to-weight ratio and has virtually no thermal expansion or contraction.

The Deckorators composite deck board lines can be installed color-coordinating composite deck screws, the Deckorators Pro Plug system, or the Deckorators Stowaway Hidden Fastener line for an attachment that will last decades.

Browse between the premium lines of Deckorators Vault, Deckorators Voyage, and Deckorators Vista composite deck board profiles.

The lightweight boards of the Deckorators Vault line are easy-to-handle on the job site and have similar properties to PVC; however, unlike PVC and other composites, Vault won't splinter, sag, chalk or crack. The Deckorators Vault deck boards are protected by a 25-year stain, fade and structural warranty, as well as a 25-year remove and replacement warranty.

The Deckorators Voyage composite decking line allows for virtually no thermal expansion or contraction and is warranted for installation in the ground or water. With textured embossing for enhanced traction, the Voyage line is highly slip resistant an won't splinter, sag, chalk, or crack. They are protected by a 25-year stain, fade and structural warranty, as well as a 25-year remove and replacement warranty.

Give your space the look of tropical hardwood with the Deckorators Vista decking line. Featuring contrasting variegation and a rich, pronounced wood-grain pattern, the Deckorators Vista composite boards are available in multiple widths to create a unique design. They are protected by a 25-year stain, fade and structural warranty, as well as a 25-year remove and replacement warranty.

A beautiful choice to polish off your outdoor space would be to add Deckorators deck railing, deck lightings, and post caps! In coordinating finishes and designs, complete your entire deck, porch or patio with the style of Deckorators!

Find out the differences between composite deck brands such as the gorgeous DuraLife composite deck line

DuraLife Decking

The DuraLife composite decking lines include decking planks in four wood grain tones and four solid landscape colors. The decking is a blend of polypropylene, recycled wood particles, plastic, and hardwood flour that forms a strong decking material that is highly resistant to stains and damage.

DuraLife composite deck planks are formed by extrusion, with a strong polypropylene capstock shell covering an extruded composite core. Use the innovative Step-Clip Deck Fastener system, the strong DuraLife Fastenator Hidden Deck Fasteners, or the Cortex Concealed Plug system for DIY deck board attachment.

DuraLife Siesta composite deck line offers premium quality decking for ultimate performance and durability. Available in both the DuraLife® Landscapes and Hardwoods Collection finishes, the solid board of the Siesta profile is as strong as it is beautiful.

The DuraLife MVP decking line is the perfect choice for value conscious homeowners looking for a great looking, low maintenance deck board at an affordable price. The scalloped bottom keeps overall deck costs low while the DuraLife Landscapes and Hardwoods Collection finish options give a high-class look.

Learn more about the basics of deck framing and building in the Deck Framing Guide and learn the specific deck part names in the Glossary of Deck Terms and Lingo.

Browse more deck design and railing style notes to upgrade your backyard space and deck in the DecksDirect Railing Style Guide. The quickest way to learn if your home is more suited for a classic aluminum deck railing or a strong, composite railing line.

The more you know, the better your deck and backyard projects will be! Whether you're looking at a brand new start or a summertime deck renovation; give our deck designers a call at 1-888-824-5316 or send us an email at hello@decksdirect.com. Our deck experts will help you get the information, products, and tools you need for a gorgeous deck that you created and designed!