Everyone loves the natural look of wood but hates all the painting, staining and sealing. Wood decks of all types, including pressure-treated wood, ipe, cedar or redwood, require extensive upkeep. Trex was designed with the beauty of wood decking, but not all the maintenance. Trex's high-performance, eco-friendly composite boards withstand years of sun, sleet and snow, keeping their rich color. Through it all, Trex has never felled a single tree. So when comparing composite decking vs. wood, there’s no competition as to which decking material is best.