Hardwood Decking Species
Because of its amazing strength, Ipe is the premium choice for decking. Measuring on the Janka Scale, Ipe is several times harder than Oak!
It lends itself to a wide range of applications, both commercial and domestic and will provide the 'wow' factor to any space.
It has a rich natural colour than can be further enhanced by a good quality decking oil.
With its exceptional hardness and natural decay resistance properties, Ipe will provide many many years of service.
Garapa is a beautifully rich coloured hardwood originating from South America. Finely textured and a smooth sweeping grain makes Garapa an excellent choice for domestic or commercial decking.
Like most hardwoods, it is hard wearing and has a natural resilience to decay. Its warm colour can be enhanced by a number of natural or shaded oils.
Balau (also referred to as Yellow Balau or Bangkirai) is one of the most popular hardwood deck materials in the UK. An interesting and varied grain pattern adds appeal to its rich hue. Naturally occurring reds, golden browns and yellows make Balau a perfect choice for any garden or commercial space.
Iroko is one of the 'go to' hardwood species for high end domestic or commercial decks. Many manufacturers also use Iroko for slatted screening or fencing due to its versatility and beauty. Warm hues range from light to medium brown. Over time, Iroko may darken slightly to add to its warm and smoky appeal.
Mandioqueira hardwood decking has many of the characteristics of other hardwoods. An interesting and varied grain pattern with warm golden and reddy brown tones. Another popular choice due to it being one of the more reasonably priced species. Finish with a clear oil to bring out its natural beauty, or applying one of the many available colour accented oils will bring it to a shade of your liking.