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Inspired by Nature, Made Almost Entirely of Nature

Trex Signature® decking pays homage to Ocracoke’s ethereal beauty

A man and little girl lay on a deck and stargaze

Getting to North Carolina’s Ocracoke Island is not easy. It’s not supposed to be. To access the Outer Banks’ southernmost village, part of the federally protected Cape Hatteras National Seashore, you’ll need a boat or small plane. Most everyone takes the ferry, and even then, the journey is an adventure—a forty-minute cruise through Pamlico Sound  to what many consider paradise. With its undeveloped coastline and provincial charm, Ocracoke is the kind of place families return to year after year to spend time playing on the beach, spotting wild ponies along the dunes, and enjoying fresh fish dinners on the decks of their vacation homes. Is it any wonder, then, that Trex, the leader in high-performance composite decking, would look to this beloved destination for inspiration? The luxuriously crafted, eco-friendly brand of recycled and reclaimed materials has become the gold standard in outdoor living space construction. And with the release of its Trex Signature® decking in Ocracoke, it now blends even more seamlessly into a place sheltered by sandy dunes and marshy shores. 

Crafted with the sophisticated grain pattern of hardwood but offering more durability, Trex Signature® decking in Ocracoke not only echoes the barrier island’s natural beauty but also provides a fade-, stain-, scratch-, and mold-resistant material to ensure those leisurely hours spent lounging in deck chairs and hammocks can be enjoyed for decades. In fact, the Signature line is backed by fifty-year limited residential and fade and stain warranties.

“The warm, refined Ocracoke hue instantly evokes the essence of the island’s sandy dunes and sun-kissed shores, making it an ideal choice for any home but particularly for homes where the focus is on views, visitors, and vacation vibes,” says Leslie Adkins, vice president of marketing and ESG development for Trex Company, Inc. 

Trex also understands that owning a vacation home is a seasonal responsibility, not one designed for year-round maintenance. With that in mind, the Trex Signature® decking collection—available in the warm brown Ocracoke color, or a lavish gray Whidbey color—will maintain its beauty year after year, without splintering or rotting, and affords homeowners freedom from worrying about sanding, staining, sealing, or painting annually. 

“Spilled food, dropped grill tools, and wet planter pots also are no match for Trex’s robust protective shell, which acts as a shield, preserving the deck’s aesthetics even in challenging weather conditions,” Adkins says.

Aesthetic appeal and resilient performance also apply to Trex Signature® railing, the ultimate complement to Trex Signature® decking, in Ocracoke. This railing —available in sturdy aluminum and three finishes, including Classic White, Charcoal Black, and Bronze —allows you to customize the deck of your dreams. 

“Often, homeowners focus attention on selecting decking and railing becomes an afterthought,” Adkins says. “For the best overall aesthetics, decking and railing should ideally be selected at the same time.”

To facilitate a smooth deck addition, Trex even offers a Signature Concierge service to answer any questions along the way. Because getting to Ocracoke may be tricky, but creating the beach home of your dreams shouldn’t be.   

Reserve your decking sample at Signature.Trex.com