When comparing hardwoods for hardness, carpenters refer to a Janka Hardness rating. Oak is a basic hardwood and used throughout carpentry and furniture construction for its durability. It has a Janka Hardness rating of 1,200. Our exotic wood is nearly three times harder, with a score of 3,190. This is what gives our quality products the long lifespan, dimensional stability, and weather-resistant features that you would want from tropical lumber.
Many decks are made of composite decking or treated domestic lumber. The chemical treatment is applied to these decking products to slow down the causes of rot and to deter any bugs that would make a meal out of your deck. These chemical treatments are unnatural and are useful for a short amount of time. Besides the natural beauty of these tropical wood products, it is naturally resistant to mold, rot, insects, fire, and water penetration. The tough wood fiber of this lumber is why it outperforms all other decking material in appearance, longevity, and quality.
The initial cost of materials plays a significant part in decisions about which products to use for decking or other luxury upgrades on your property. Every day, decking products such as pressure-treated lumber and plastic or composite boards have a lifespan of 5-8, years depending on the exposure. Our decking can last anywhere from 25-75 years, all the while maintaining its great looks and exceptional physical properties.