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Why Ipe Hardwood Is Perfect for the Pacific Northwest

April 8, 2020 By ,
If you live in the Pacific Northwest and you’re thinking about building a new deck this summer, you might be wondering if wood is the best choice given the region’s wet winters. As anyone in Portland or Seattle can tell you, constant rain can wreak havoc on wood structures. However, certain types of hardwoods –… Read More

Why FSC Certification is Important

March 4, 2020 By ,
What is FSC certification? The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a nonprofit organization that provides environmentally sustainable standards for a wide variety of products related to forests. In addition to setting standards, FSC independently confirms that the standards have been met and then provides its certified logo to qualifying products. Founded in 1993 in response… Read More

All About Batu

January 16, 2020 By ,
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

All About Ipe Hardwood

November 25, 2019 By ,
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

Consider Tigerwood For Your Deck

October 23, 2019 By ,
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 By
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

How Do You Maintain an Ipe Deck?

September 3, 2019 By ,
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 By
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 lasting 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