All About South Pacific Redwood Decking

March 31, 2022 By ,

Want a unique look that will give you a showstopping result? Then learn about South Pacific redwood. This hardwood is pure beauty, through and through. For a high-end look with superior performance, consider this incredible material.

South Pacific redwood facts

Also known as bulletwood and massaranduba, South Pacific redwood is found throughout Central and South America in a variety of different forest types. Smooth to the touch, this redwood has a fine, uniform texture with a mostly straight grain. It’s generally free of knots and its required maintenance is minimal. Often used in European and South American countries, South Pacific redwood provides homeowners with a sophisticated look. Its color is a distinctive and gorgeous reddish-brown that mimics that of mahogany without any of mahogany’s confusion. There are many different woods that are commonly labeled as “mahogany,” either “true” or “genuine” mahogany, so it can be confusing to understand what you’re really getting. With South Pacific redwood, there is no confusion — you’re getting a tough, gorgeous wood.

Massaranduba Hardwood Deck

How tough is South Pacific redwood?

Rated 3,190 pounds on the Janka hardness scale, South Pacific redwood is extremely hard and, at 29,200 psi, even stronger than ipe. Not only can it live a long life (over 30 years!), but it withstands harsh climates, especially since it resists moisture penetration. This redwood is also resistant to decay and a variety of termite types. If your new deck will be used for large parties or if you expect children and pets to spend a lot of time on it, then South Pacific redwood is a great option. It can withstand high-traffic and even commercial applications.

South Pacific redwood deck maintenance

Maintenance is relatively simple: simply clean periodically with a brush, soap, and water (use a garden hose, not a pressure washer, which can damage the surface). Like all tropical hardwoods, South Pacific redwood requires annual staining or oiling if you wish to preserve its beautiful color. If this isn’t a concern, you may skip the annual staining and your deck will eventually turn an attractive grey.

Brazilian Redwood Massaranduba

Contact Hardwood Decking Supply

Interested in South Pacific redwood for your spring or summer project? It’s great for decks, fences, flooring and more! Contact our hardwood specialists at or fill out our form. Tell us about your project and we’ll get back to you with a customized quote.

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