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At Blackrock Decks, we know all too well how challenging it can be to decide between Trex Select vs Trex Transcend during your deck remodel or new build. Trex Select and Trex Transcend are two of the most popular composites on the market and both offer beautiful low-maintenance options for your new deck. However, this can make them incredibly hard to choose between! In this comprehensive guide, our team of decking experts will break down the key differences between Trex Select vs Transcend decking so you can feel confident making the right choice for your needs and your new deck budget. 

Trex Select Vs Trex Transcend 

Though the two composite decking materials have more similarities than they do differences, here are the few key differences between Trex Select and Trex Transcend: 

  • Trex Select has an astriated pattern designed to mimic natural wood. Trex Transcend has a pattern that enhances the natural grain that was designed to be a “step up” from the grain patterns on natural wood. 
  • Trex Transcend has the widest variety of coloring options available—with 5 in the Transcend Tropicals line, 2 in the Earth tones line, and 4 in the lineage line. Trex Select only has two shades that are more minimal and designed with natural hues in mind. 
  • Both Trex Select and Trex Transcend are easy to clean and maintain using soap and water. 
  • Trex Select and Trex Transcend are also both engineered to withstand sun, snow, sleet, and even mold.
  • Trex Transcend is rated 4 out of 5 stars for scratch resistance—Trex Select is rated 2 out of 5. Additionally, the Trex Transcend Lineage line is much-higher quality than the normal Earth tones and tropicals Transcend lines. In fact, it even has built in technology that helps cool the material down in the summer! 
  • Trex Transcend composite boards weigh more than the Trex Select composite boards.
  • Trex Select has a 30 year warranty and Trex Transced has 50 year.

Is Trex Transcend Worth It?

Whether or not Trex Transcend is worth it vs Trex Select comes down to personal preference and goals for the deck. Overall, both Trex Select and Trex Transcend are considered to be some of the best composite decking materials on the market. Trex Transcend comes in the widest variety of color tones so that you can seamlessly color match your deck to the rest of your home. 

Trex Select holds up just as well against increment weather, though it comes in fewer colorways, and isn’t as scratch resistant.  Though it’s less scratch-resitant than Trex Transcend, Trex Select composite decking is still much stronger than traditional lumber when it comes to warping, rotting, mold, and mildew. Additionally, Trex Select looks wonderful with a variety of railings, including Trex Select Railing, Cinch Railing, and more.  Regardless of if you choose Trex Transcend or Trex Select for your new deck, you can rest assured knowing that you’re getting a quality, lasting product you can enjoy for years to come. 

To read Trex Transcend or Trex Select reviews, or to learn more about Trex Transcend vs Trex Select, visit the Trex website.  

Contact Blackrock Decks for a Quote on Trex Decking in Utah

Ready to take the plunge and begin your new deck installation with Trex Select or Trex Transcend? Blackrock Decks is here to make the process smooth and stress-free. Our team has over 40 years of experience serving our local community with top-quality deck installations and we always strive to provide excellent customer service and deliver a finished product that you’ll love for many years to come. Contact us for a quote on your outdoor project!