Can you cut Trex composite decking?
Can composite decking be cut? Yes, you can cut most composite decking just like wood — no special tools required.
Can Trex be cut to size?
Trex products should not be ripped to reduce thickness, but can be ripped to reduce width. As long as the board can still be installed per the installation instructions, the warranty will be valid. Please use care when fastening ripped boards, as pre-drilling may be necessary.
What kind of saw do you use to cut composite decking?
Miter saw blades, circular saw blades, and table saw blades are recommended blades for cutting composite decking. These blades were chosen because they can cut composite decking easily while making cuts that are smooth and clean.
Do you need a special blade to cut Trex decking?
Diablo’s TrexBlade is the only recommended composite decking by Trex Company when cutting composite decking materials. These new blades deliver maximum performance and highest quality of finish; making it a ‘must-have’ tool for both professionals and DIYers planning composite decking projects.
Do I need a special blade to cut Trex?
Do I need a special blade to cut Trex decking?
Does Home Depot cut composite decking?
Home Depot will cut wood deck boards because the boards are made up of natural wood components. However, the cutting service will not cut composite deck boards because they emit harmful particles that irritate the eyes, skin, and even lungs in the long term.
Can you cut Trex decking with a circular saw?
Cutting composite decking is quite similar to cutting regular lumber. You can use a couple different saws including a circular saw, miter saw, or a table saw. The round blade is key to getting straight clean cuts that do not warp the board from excessive heat.
Can you cut Trex with a jigsaw?
What blades do you decking folks use for jigsaws and multitools on Trex? Use coarse blades with big teeth. I try to minimize multitool use even with a coarse blade, due to it taking longer to make the cut than a jigsaw. It also can get a little melty on composites when the blade heats up.
Do cut ends of Trex need to be sealed?
You won’t ever need to seal or stain the deck, and you certainly don’t have to (and shouldn’t) paint it. And since Trex is a composite material, you don’t have to carry out long-term maintenance such as replacing rotted deck boards.
Do you need to seal cut ends of Trex composite decking?
Sealing the ends with lumber wax will help prevent moisture absorption. Kim Katwijk The cut ends of composite decking will absorb moisture and can swell, as shown here. Sealing the end cuts with lumber wax will help prevent swelling.
Can Trex be cut like wood?
Working with Trex & Composite Decking Composite decking such as Trex can be cut, drilled, and fastened just like traditional wood, but there are a few tricks you should know to make your project easier, and provide a more professional finish. Composite decking can mimic the look of natural wood.
Can Trex be used for composite decking?
Working with Trex & Composite Decking. Composite decking such as Trex can be cut, drilled, and fastened just like traditional wood, but there are a few tricks you should know to make your project easier, and provide a more professional finish. Composite decking can mimic the look of natural wood.
Is Trex a structural product?
Trex wood plastic composite products are not structural and should only be used for intended design purposes such as walking surfaces, guardrail systems, fencing and trim; however, Trex Elevations steel deck framing is a code-approved structural product (CCRR-0186).
Can I install a Trex board over a solid surface?
Trex can only be installed over a solid surface when using a sleeper system; see the sleeper system guidelines in our Installation Guide. CAN I PAINT OR STAIN MY TREX BOARDS?