Brazilian Hardwood & IPE Decking Benefits & Advantages
Brazilian hardwood is beautiful, and comes in a gorgeous array of colors and species (see below). Every deck will have its own unique aesthetics, and there's really nothing quite like it. It's also natural and chemical-free, and our RealWood certification ensures that it has been sourced with a focus on sustainability and responsible forestry.
Strength & Durability:
Brazilian hardwood decks are incredibly strong, and therefore durable. During the lifespan of one deck made from high quality Brazilian hardwoods, an average homeowner would have needed four or more pine or composite decks.
Consider that something such as Ipe decking has a Janka hardness rating six times greater than pine, and three to four times greater than composite-plastic decks, while having the Class A fire rating of concrete.
Maintenance & Value:
Installing a new Brazilian hardwood deck is an investment in something which will literally last a lifetime, while raising the value of your home, and eliminating all of the headaches of typical decks.
Brazilian hardwood decking offers the utmost in a hassle-free, low-maintenance addition for your home. To ensure maximum color longevity, you can apply deck oil once per season. Other than that, forget about the need for treatments to prevent rotting or insect problems, forget about needing to replaced warped wood, or anything else.
Below, learn more about all of the different varieties of Brazilian hardwood decking lumber, and if you need any further inspiration, take a look at our Brazilian hardwood deck design photos.
View the beautiful rainbow of Brazilian hardwood decking options, and click on each variety for more information.
Ipe Decking (Brazilian Walnut) is olive-brown to dark-brown in
color. Ipe is one of the hardest and most durable woods found anywhere in the world. A fantastic
choice for residential decking and siding, as well as commercial applications due to its strength
Tigerwood decking is orange-brown, but will darken and display deeper, reddish hues over time when used outdoors. That unique orange tint makes Tigerwood hardwood a one of a kind choice for interior home projects as well.
Garapa decking is a blonde or wheat-brown which will also darken and become an amber-tinted brown over time. Garapa wood is used for everything from flooring to decking to cabinet work and heavy carpentry applications -- even ship building.
Cumaru Rosa (Red) hardwood is a reddish brown to deep, cherry red, with beautiful grain patterns. Strength is nearly comparable to Ipe's legendary hardness rating.
Massaranduba (Brazilian Redwood) is a beautiful plum red tinted to reddish-brown color. It's known for a lack of visible knots, and a consistent grain with subtle demarcation partially due to the dark, deep color.
Jatoba (Brazilian Cherry) hardwood is a tan or even pinkish brown after being freshly milled, but will quickly display deep red hues. It's most popular for indoor flooring, but is also a high quality choice for beautiful decking as well.
Purpleheart hardwood decking lumber is resistant to insect attack and decay. It is one of the densest woods on the planet and is VERY durable. Purple Heart hard wood grows in many areas of South America and is easily sustainable. The Purple Heart tree is large, attaining heights of 100 to 150 feet, with diameters of 36 - 60 inches.
Of course, feel free to contact us with any questions or for more information on all of these beautiful and high quality Brazilian hardwoods.