Hardwood deck material is a fairly new concept in North America and less
so in other parts of the world where exotic hardwoods are native.
Ipe and Cumaru were the first two hardwood species to gain interest in the decking market.
But over the last tens years, or so, there has been an explosion of interest in many additional hardwoods for building decks.
Other Species Can Offer Similar Performance At Lower Cost
While it's true that Ipe is the gold standard for outdoor decking, it's also one of the more expensive species. So if you don't need your decking to last 100 years, there are other species that will easily last for 25 years, even when left untreated and they cost much less!
Let's take a closer look into some of the hardwood deck material there is to choose from.
There you have it, a summary of the most common hardwood deck material on the market today.
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