Upgrading your outdoor space is a way to increase the function and aesthetics of your home. The key is choosing the perfect material to modernize that area and make it more inviting. Hardwood is always a good choice for decking, and if you want something durable in a lighter color, we recommend Garapa wood.
Also known as Brazilian oak, Garapa is a hard and dense wood that makes it perfect for decking. Its lemon-yellow color makes it stand out from other decking woods, and this feature can make your deck more striking. If you look closely, you’ll notice a fine grain with attractive brown streaks that can add more character to your deck. Over time, the golden honey boards can transform into a lovely russet golden brown if you leave them exposed to the sun without a UV-blocking finisher.
For a worry-free outdoor space
Garapa wood is sustainably sourced from the Amazon rainforest. And because it comes from the Amazon, it naturally resists water damage, decay, rot, and insects. You can expect your deck to last up to 25 years or more, even without preservative treatments. Additionally, you might appreciate that Garapa is a biodegradable and environmentally friendly material.
An affordable alternative to Ipe
Ipe hardwood is another favorite decking material known for its durability and hardness. But if it’s beyond your budget, Garapa can be a suitable alternative. It’s comparable to Ipe, but you can get it at a fraction of the cost.
We can help build your new deck.
Our team here at Advanced Building Supplies, Inc. is ready to provide high-quality Garapa wood, including handrails and 4-by-4 posts. We also supply other Brazilian hardwoods, in case you want to pair Garapa with others like ipe to get a unique look! At ABS Wood, you can get everything at affordable prices. Contact us today!