Our Commercial Playgrounds and Trex® Decking

Why does King Swings Commercial use Trex® on our commercial playgrounds? Simply put, the best deserves the best!

Let’s dive into the real, factual reasons our commercial playgrounds use Trex®. Much of the following information was pulled directly from their website. For more information, you can visit them at Trex.com.

Fading and Stain Resistant

Let’s start with some great benefits this decking affords a swing set. First, close your eyes and imagine you own an ice cream shop or a daycare. You notice a child taking a rather staining liquid up onto the playground, such as grape juice. Surely, nothing can go wrong, right?

Wrong. You glance away and over topples the cup, spilling a purple flood everywhere on the playground’s deck. You inhale deeply and exhale deeply, and then a little reassuring thought brings a smile to your face: Trex® decking is fade and stain-resistant. And, on top of that, you can clean it with soap and water. Notice I said stain resistant, though, so you don’t want to leave that juice up there to soak, but Trex® can save you from a disastrous spill.

Trex® also resists fading. This pairs well with our commercial playground’s vinyl sleeve as the sleeve has a 20-year warranty against fading or discoloration. This means your vinyl swing set will look great many years from now.

No Warping, Rotting, Cracking, Or Splitting

The decking on your vinyl swing set is durable. Very durable. You don’t need to worry about your commercial playground deck rotting out, a child falling through, or a staircase step warping in the hot sun. Trex® can take a beating from the elements and grin while withstanding cold, heat, rain, snow, ice, and children’s drippings from their popsicles or other food they take on the playground.

Mold & Mildew Resistant

The great thing about using this decking on your commercial playground is that vinyl also resists mold and mildew. This pairing means that most of your commercial playground turns its nose up at mold and mildew. This doesn’t mean it will never need cleaning or an application of a product like Wet&Forget, but it means that your applications will be few and far between.

Termite Resistant

Bugs are a problem for both decks and swing sets. Wood swing sets and decks fall prey to carpenter bees, termites, and other creepy crawlies. Using Trex® decking pairs great with our warranty as we cover the wood inside the vinyl sleeve against insect damage, and the decking resists termites. This means both your swing set and its deck is bug resistant.

Splinter Free

Once again, the pairing of Trex® decking with our commercial playground equipment is a match made in heaven. Both the decking and our vinyl provide a splinter-free surface for your children to play on. No more screaming, moaning, and drama as you perform a splinter removal operation. You can send the children out to play barefoot, knowing you won’t need to find your “good” tweezers, and you can leave the hydrogen peroxide on the shelf.

Environmentally Friendly

Trex® decking is surprisingly environmentally friendly! Trex decking recycles other companies’ waste by making their composite decking out of a mixture of 95% recycled plastic film and reclaimed sawdust. Things like shrink wrap, newspaper sleeves, and grocery bags are turned into this decking. In fact, their website states, “..the average 500-square foot composite Trex deck contains 140,000 recycled plastic bags! That makes us one of the largest plastic bag recyclers in the U.S.”

“Ok, great,” you say, “But can’t I just get a playground that uses PVC deck board? Or maybe some earlier form of composite decking?”

Trex® VS PVC Decking

Well, you can, but here is what you need to know. Unlike composite decking, PVC boards are not made from recycled plastic but new plastic. Also, PVC boards are likelier to chalk and struggle with changing size when it gets hot or cold. PVC can also fade and show stains from things like bug spray, spilled sunscreen, or rubber mats left on the deck.

Trex® VS Past Versions

Trex® has a long history. Trex® has been steadily improving the decking game year after year. With all its newest techs, Trex® has some of the most advanced decking in the industry. Other composite decking that hasn’t evolved along with Trex can suffer from discoloration, require special cleaning, and are weaker against mold, mildew, fading, staining, and scratching.

“Fine,” you say, “I am nearly convinced. Got anything else?”


Trex® has won multiple awards. Like, so many awards I will not bother to write them all down. If you want to see the rather long list, click on the following link and scroll down here: https://www.trex.com/why-trex/industry-leader/

King Swings Commercial wants to bring you the commercial playground we can, so we partner with elite companies like Trex®. We build the commercial playground equipment we can with the best materials we can get a hold of. If you have questions about our swing sets, please contact our sales team! They would be happy to help you out!

Justin Doutrich

Dad to three kids, Justin knows how important it is for children to get lots of physical exercise. His time as a school teacher reinforced that idea. He is passionate about creating fun, enjoyable playgrounds that are safe but full of learning opportunities.

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