Jatoba Decking and Decks

Jatoba is a rich, cherry Brazilian hardwood that is used for exquisite furniture, cabinetry, flooring, and decking material. It comes from the Brazilian Jatoba tree, which is a large crown tree that grows in the tropical regions of Central America and the Amazon rain forest. We offer this exotic wood upon request only. Contact us at ABS Wood for more information about this luxurious hardwood. We also carry other beautiful Brazilian hardwoods such as Ipe, Massaranduba, and Garapa..

Jatoba deck

Jatoba Decking Specifications

Jatoba DeckingJatoba wood has many names but is more commonly known as Brazilian Cherry. This rich hardwood is a red to orange brown in color when it is fresh cut. After a time of seasoning it becomes russet to reddish brown often with intense dark streaks through it. This exotic hardwood is naturally resistant to rot, insects, and decay. It will provide lifelong beauty and resilience without preservatives.

At ABSWood we believe in protecting and managing our forests responsibly by harvesting our Jatoba decking in a renewable manner. You’ll be proud to own this naturally biodegradable wood that does not compromise landfills like composite decking does. Comparing Jatoba decking to Ipe decking, you’ll be glad to know it is available at a fraction of the cost. We will conveniently ship your Jatoba decking products directly to your home or job site.

Jatoba Decking Characteristics – When Jatoba decking is first milled, it is a salmon color with black striping that will weather dramatically into a deep red color. It will change in just a few days with direct sunlight.

Jatoba Deck Color – It is normally reddish-brown which will turn to a beautiful mahogany red color in the sun. You will love the variations in color and grain of this classic hardwood which is typical for any natural wood

Jatoba Hardness – It has a Janka hardness rating of 2820 lbf which is harder than Maple with a Janka rating of 1450 lbf, and Oak with a Janka rating of 1360 lbf.

Jatoba Decking Durability – Jatoba decking is naturally scratch resistant making it the perfect choice for flooring and outside decking. It is also resistant to mold, fungus, and termites or other wood infesting insects.

Jatoba Decking Preservation – This decking will turn a rich reddish brown after exposure to the sun. Applying a finisher or sealant with UV blocking will preserve its beautiful mahogany color. No other preservatives are necessary.