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All About Batu

January 16, 2020 12:30 pm Published by Comments Off on All About Batu

Batu is a gorgeous wood that is an ideal material to use for deck building. If you’re looking for a beautiful and durable wood that costs less than ipe, then batu is a great option for you. Batu Facts Also known as red balau, batu is a hardwood originating from Indonesia and other locations in... Read More

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4 Deck Trends for 2020

December 16, 2019 10:59 am Published by Comments Off on 4 Deck Trends for 2020

The new year is almost upon us! We love looking ahead to the new year and thinking about what the latest and greatest trends might be for our industry. We’ve seen some interesting trends in our 22 years of experience! Here’s what we’re predicting for 2020. Color: While cool, muted grays and traditional browns continue... Read More

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All About Ipe Hardwood

November 25, 2019 9:50 am Published by Comments Off on All About Ipe Hardwood

If you’re planning on building a new deck, ipe wood is a great option. Tough, strong, and durable, your ipe deck will last for decades with the proper care. Let’s learn more about this incredible material! Ipe Facts Also called Brazilian walnut, ipe is a gorgeous wood with a rich, dark brown color. Ipe is... Read More

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Consider Tigerwood For Your Deck

October 23, 2019 11:42 am Published by Comments Off on Consider Tigerwood For Your Deck

Tigerwood is a beautiful hardwood that is unlike any other. With its golden-to-reddish brown color and tigerlike dark stripes, tigerwood is sure to bring a gorgeous, unique look to your project. Tigerwood Facts Also known as goncalo alves and Brazilian koa, tigerwood can be found in the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central and South America. With... Read More

Is Natural Hardwood Better Than Pressure Treated Wood?

September 5, 2019 4:58 pm Published by Comments Off on Is Natural Hardwood Better Than Pressure Treated Wood?

At Hardwood Decking Supply, we believe that tropical hardwoods are the best option for your deck. That’s probably obvious, given our name. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have opinions about other decking options! If you’re debating the merits of pressure treated wood versus natural tropical hardwoods, we’d like to present the following. Why are... Read More

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How Do You Maintain an Ipe Deck?

September 3, 2019 11:44 am Published by Comments Off on How Do You Maintain an Ipe Deck?

Congratulations! Your new ipe deck is finished and it looks amazing. While ipe is considered to be low maintenance, all exterior surfaces are regularly subjected to dirt, dust, plant matter, and the elements. To keep your deck in tip-top shape as we head into the fall, here are a few tips to keep in mind.... Read More

The Structural Values Of Brazilian Hardwoods

July 9, 2019 1:04 pm Published by Comments Off on The Structural Values Of Brazilian Hardwoods

Why use tropical hardwoods for your decking project? Tropical hardwoods are among the hardest, most durable products you can use for your outdoor deck. These long last species are dense and resistant to scratches, rot, and insects. Here’s what you need to know before you choose your wood. Durability: In general, tropical hardwoods can last... Read More