Brazilian hardwoods are known for their durability and a wide range of uses. There are different types to consider, with tigerwood being one of the best if you are looking for a reasonably priced material in a lighter color for your deck. By choosing a tigerwood deck, you can have a visually striking outdoor area using a material that is environmentally friendly. It is a suitable alternative to composite decks, too, especially if you like its brown graining pattern hue, which is a good match to ipe, in case you are using two different materials in an installation.
Tigerwood deck is a fine hardwood that comes in unique colors, such as reddish brown and light golden brown, with the notable brown and black stripes, resulting in a look that resembles that of a tiger’s coat, hence, the name. With kiln drying, the wood will dry to a reddish-brown color. Tigerwood itself provides an exotic look that will last for years, as it naturally resists decay and rotting. So, you can use it not just for floors, but also as trim or paneling for interior applications, too.
Ipe railings go well with a tigerwood deck, in case you are looking to add more character to your exterior spaces. Just like ipe, tigerwood will easily resist termites due to its hardness, which should turn off the bugs and other wood destroying organisms. Likewise, it is highly resistant to mold and rotting, even when it is frequently damp or soaked in water. When it reaches the end of its service life, it can be thrown in a landfill and left to decompose, which should occur quickly, unlike when you use composite wood that can take thousands of years to rot. Consider buying tigerwood from a reputable supplier that complies with the Lacey act, so you can be sure that the material is responsibly harvested from sustainable and properly managed forests.