It’s Hard to Match the Beauty of a Hardwood Deck
In recent years, Brazilian hardwood decking has become increasingly popular. Hardwoods have a much tighter grain and are much denser compared to traditional wood. Exotic hardwoods are naturally beautiful, strong, durable and pest-resistant. Because of this natural resilience, hardwoods are often the first choice for decking because of their almost unparalleled ability to stand up to the elements. With a Class A fire rating, hardwoods occupy the same class of fire-retardant materials as steel.
Ipe (‘eepay’), a Brazilian walnut, is the most well-known hardwood, but there are other tropical hardwoods such as Cumaru, Tigerwood, Garapa, and Massaranduba, that offer a great variety of colors and grains while enjoying the same long life (or longer) as Ipe.
Besides the benefits listed above, hardwoods are easy to maintain. They are also less likely to sustain scratches and other marks. Hardwood decks can be sanded down and resealed when necessary because they don’t require staining to provide a great natural appearance. With its low maintenance qualities and decades-long lifespan, you can build your next deck knowing you’ve chosen genuine hardwood that is proven to withstand anything you, or Mother Nature, throws at it.