Exotic Hardwood Decking
Exotic Hardwood Decking Options For Long Island
If you are looking for exotic hardwood decking materials, you’ll be taking advantage of the durability and longevity they offer.
Many exotic hardwood decking options are resistant to rot, decay, and insects. Exotic hardwoods offer dense materials and fine grains, making them both beautiful and durable.
Our Long Island Remodeling Team are experts in custom decking for many areas of New York. To help you find the best exotic hardwood decking options, we’ve put together the following information for you on wood species.
Mahongany may be the original decking material on premium decks. This exotic hardwood is found in Central and South America, Mexico, and the West Indies in different species varieties.
Luan or Meranti is a Philippine mahogany that comes in all colors from light or dark red to varieties that range between white and yellow. If maintained, mahogany decking can last up to 30 years.
Teak is a popular decking material for many reasons. It’s not only beautiful in grain, it’s also very hard. It naturally resists mildew, fungi, and rot and is perfect for high moisture climates as it has a lower shrinkage rate.
Exotic Teak Decks weather to a soft gray over time at different rates due to it’s growth rings. The naturally non-slip surface also makes it very popular.
Bamboo is a highly sustainable decking material due to it’s quick growth. It is particularly popular on the West Coast in flooring. Bamboo decking has an outdoor resin binder, which only increases the durability of this material.
Species of bamboo vary, offering light to dark shades. It makes wonderful decking material and is the best earth-friendly option.
Native to South America, Cumaru is also known as Southern Chestnut or Brazilian Teak. It is another dense hardwood that is 5 times harder than cedar and redwood. Cumaru deck life expectancy is 25 years or so although they have been known to last 50 years in semi-tropical climates.
Jarrawood and Jarrah are two different wood species. Exotic Jarrah is imported from Australia. This material makes a durable deck that is frangrant when fresh. It resists insect damage and rot.
Jarrawood is a tropical wood from the Caribbean, Australia, or North and Central America. These exotic wood options are perfect for decking as they are both very dense and hard.
Ipe (Brazillian Hardwood)
Ipe is a South America exotic hardwood that is very hardy in resistance to decay, insect, ice, impact, abrasion, salt, and chemical or fire damages.
Ipe is pronounced, “e-pay”. Ipe is also known as Brazilian, Cumbara, Greenheart, Purpleheart, Ironwood, Massaranduba, and Jatoba. If you are looking for an exotic hardwood deck, this is one of the very best materials you can find.