Category Archives: Eco-friendly wood

Thinking of Exotic Hardwoods for Your Project? Here’s What to Expect

Wood is one the most beautiful and environmentally friendly products in the world. It comes in a variety of colors, textures, patterns, grain, and much more. It is a natural material that can’t be duplicated and sometimes it may be hard to envision exactly what will arrive at your doorstep after you place an order.

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Ambrosia Maple Live Edge

More Than Just Decking

At AdvantageLumber.com we have specialized in Brazilian hardwood for over 20 years, but we do more than just decking.  At our North Carolina, Buffalo, and Florida locations we carry multitudes of species of exotic hardwood for turning, wood working, and many more uses.
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The Eco-friendly Art Deco Decking

We've brought back South Beach's Art Deco Decking

We’ve brought back South Beach’s Art Deco Decking

Art Deco is one of the classic styles of building that was made famous during the 1920’s – 1940’s. This style is characterized by narrow, bold geometrical shapes that are usually lavishly ornamented. In many areas across the United States like South Beach, the eclectic Art Deco style has begun a renaissance but not in traditional buildings rather in other structures like decks, porches, and siding of houses.
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Can Composite Decking be Recycled?

For years the decking industry has gone back and forth as to what is a “green” decking option and what isn’t. In an industry where everyone boasts their product is the best, how are we supposed to make an educated decision when buying a new deck? Some composite decking does use recycled materials, but does that mean the boards themselves can be recycled? The majority of the time the answer will be no. Our findings suggest that the composite deck boards that can’t be recycled are made from wood and plastic fibers which are combined using bonding agents that deter any machine from separating them.

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The Environment and Your Decking

AdvantageLumber.com is committed to responsible forestry.

AdvantageLumber.com is committed to responsible forestry.

Preserving the rainforest is a concern shared by companies, countries, and individuals all over the world. The rainforests are a unique niche in which an abundant array of species live and thrive. Not only is the rainforest a habitat for animals and wildlife, but it also provides an abundant amount of oxygen to our atmosphere. Unfortunately, because of economic and political pressures, ecological priorities are often pushed aside.

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What’s the Big Deal About Our FSC® Certified Decking Anyway?

When it comes time to purchasing decking material, you need to make sure that you buy from a company with a commitment to sustainable forestry. AdvantageLumber.com is fortunate to be one of those companies that are authorized by the Rainforest Alliance™ to sell FSC® certified decking.  

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FSC® Certified Massaranduba Showcases the Beauty of Eco-friendly Wood

At AdvantageLumber.com, we pride ourselves in supplying the best exotic wood available from the well-managed forests in Brazil. While all of our wood is responsibly harvested, we also offer FSC Certified materials. Many contractors, homeowners, and resort directors want to build beautiful wood decks while also attaining LEED credits for their green building project.

One project that utilized our FSC® certified Massaranduba was contractor Fermin Acevedo. His client wanted wood that could be traced back to where it was felled, to ensure it was sustainably harvested. Beauty and color, as well as durability and dependability were the main qualities that were taken into consideration when choosing the decking material. FSC® Massaranduba met all the requirements that Fermin wanted and he found it to be one of the easiest woods to work with.

Find out more about the factors that Fermin took into account when buying hardwood. See for yourself how AdvantageLumber.com™ helped Fermin with his project.