Cumaru Decking and Cumaru Deck
Cumaru – one of best choices for decking out of all the Brazilian hardwoods – has become very popular in the United States in the last decade. It is extremely hard and durable with a lifespan of over two decades. Cumaru wood is naturally biodegradable, unlike many of the composite materials used in modern decks.
Cumaru Decking Specifications:
A native of the South American rain forest, Cumaru trees have developed a natural resistance to rot, decay and insect infestation, even after they have been cut down. The result is a wood that can be reliably depended on to last for 25 years or more without preservatives. In addition, Cumaru grows at a much faster rate than other Brazilian hardwoods such as the popular but far more expensive Ipe wood. For this reason, it is considered a renewable wood resource that does no harm to its native habitat.
Cumaru Decking Characteristics:
One of Cumaru's most noticeable and appreciated features is the pronounced grain that graces every piece. While quite evident through a simple sealant coating, the grain can be highlighted with any number of stains. Homeowners will be delighted with the way the wood stands out as decking,fencing or even as seating.
Cumaru Decking Color:
The natural color of Cumaru runs from a medium tan to a deep reddish brown. While specific lots are matched according to the order, there will be variations across larger orders as with any hardwood. In most cases, these variations serve to complement the natural charm of the wood and create a unique setting wherever it is installed.
Cumaru Decking Hardness:
In technical terms, Cumaru comes in at 3540 lbf on the Janka scale. This number is significantly higher than other "hard" woods such Hard Maple (Janka 1450 lbf) and oak (Janka 1360 lbf). Cumaru is also highly resistant to any type of scratching.
Cumaru Decking Durability:
The natural environment of the Cumaru tree exposes it to a wide variety of extremely hot and damp weather conditions as well as the onslaught of thousands of varieties of insects, fungi and other pests. For this reason, the Cumaru tree has evolved a very dense core that maintains its resistance even after installation as a deck.
Cumaru Decking Preservation:
While Cumaru is highly durable and damage-resistant, it does react to the UV rays in sunlight. If not properly treated and protected, Cumaru wood will gray with age. The simple application of a finisher with UV blocking will retain the beautiful color for years of enjoyment. No additional maintenance is required.
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|Decking 5/4x6||1" x 5.5"||availability varies call|
|Decking 1x6||3/4" x 5.5"||availability varies call|
|Cumaru 2x4||1 1/2" x 3 1/2"||availability varies call|
|Cumaru 4x4||3 1/2" x 3 1/2"||availability varies call|
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Cumaru Dock in Central Florida