Tigerwood Decks and Decking
Tigerwood decking like all Brazilian hardwoods, is naturally biodegradable. One of the incredible things to note is Tigerwood has a lower price point than Ipe. Ipe railing accent Tigerwood as the brown graining pattern color matches Ipe. If you are looking for a green alternative to composite, this is the decking to review.
Tigerwood Decking Specifications:
Brazilian Muiracatiara, commonly known as Tigerwood, is reddish-colored with irregular brown grain lines. As this looks like Tiger stripes, the colloquial name of Tigerwood is used. The decking is very hard with a tight grain. Many people say that Tigerwood is their favorite wood. The Tigerwood decks are frequently paired with Ipe railing as the brown in the decking matches the Ipe color.
Like all Brazilian hardwoods, Tigerwood does not rot and laughs at termites. The decking is so hard that WDOs or Wood Destroying Organisms of insects or mold just cannot get a foothold. Instead they just move on to some nice soft pine leaving the decking behind. Of course it will not rot in our lifetime even if you leave it soaking in water.
Tigerwood is wood! It will biodegrade. At the end of its long useful life it will decompose in a landfill. Composite are made of plastic and will be around for thousands of years.
Our Tigerwood complies with all aspects of the Lacey act. Basically, it is replanted in a managed forest and responsibly harvested.
To top this all off, like all our products they will arrive at your job site be it home or commercial so an additional transportation is not necessary.
Tigerwood Characteristics: Muiracatiara aka Tigerwood is spectacular for outdoor projects. Whether it be a deck or “big green egg” table the reddish color with brown stripes scheme truly accents your project. It is a close grain, heavy, hard wood that resists moisture or rain. BTW: The stripes resemble tiger stripes hence the name.
Tigerwood Color : Tigerwood has two colors, red and brown so deep it sometimes looks black..
Tigerwood Hardness : Tigerwood is harder than maple or oak. For the technical minded, its Janka rating is 2016lbf vs Maple 1450lbf and oak of 1360lbf. The take away is Tigerwood is harder than oak floors or maple baseball bats.
Tigerwood Durability : Tigerwood resists fungus, termites, pine borers and any other WDOs. The true secret is Tigerwood is so hard that bugs just move on. The hurt their little teeth and say “hey guys, lets go find us a pine tree to eat.” The color and WDO resistance makes it much better decking material than Pine or Cedar.
Tigerwood Preservation : Tigerwood needs a “finisher” to block / reflect the UV of the sun. Remember the UV turns wood gray and Tigerwood is no acceptation. As to colors or stains or other protectance none are needed. Just a simple UV blocker is all you need.
Tigerwood Deck project on Mt Shasta California
Tigerwood - Contractors us Ipe handrails - they complement the Tigerwood beautifully
|Tigerwood Decking 1x6||3/4" x 5 1/2"||8' to 18' Even Lengths
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|Tigerwood Decking 1x6 Grooved
|Decking 5/4x6||1"x5 1/2"||IN-STOCK - CALL FOR PRICES|
|Decking 5/4x6 Grooved
|2x2 Baluster||1 1/2" x 1 1/2"||availabilty varies|
|2x4||1 1/2" x 3 1/2"||availiaility Varies Call|
|Tigerwood T&G 1x6||3/4" x 5"||availabilty varies|
|All our decking is Premium grade, S4S and E4E|
Tigerwood with Ipe Border. Note this is extreme Tigerwood with a lot of graining. Note this Tigerwood has not turned the characteristic red yet.
Tigerwood with Fortress Round Top Railing