Demand for Tropical Hardwood is Projected to Rise

According to industry analysts, the residential market for tropical hardwood decking will account for the vast majority of a 7.0 percent growth in imported hardwoods. More homeowners are selecting tropical hardwoods such as such as Ipe, Tigerwood, Cumaru, Garapa and Massaranduba because of their long term durability, fungal and insect resistance, and imperviousness to damage caused by moisture. They also value the fact that decks made from tropical lumber require much less maintenance than other wood types.

While an increase in consumer awareness of the benefits of tropical hardwood decking will spur demand for these materials in the residential market, analysts predict non-residential building and non-building construction applications will also see solid growth. Commercial facilities and non-building projects are increasingly opting for tropical hardwoods because of their durability, long life span and low maintenance needs.

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