What is FSC Certified Wood and Why Use it?

FSC Teak

In the rapidly changing and environmentally conscious world we live in, it is more critical than ever to ensure that our resources are sustainably managed. One way we can do this is by choosing FSC certified wood for our construction and home improvement needs. What is FSC Certified Wood? The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is …

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Genuine Mahogany Wood Decking

Genuine Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) is a tropical hardwood species native to Central and South America, particularly in countries like Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, and Mexico. It has been valued for centuries for its beauty, durability, and workability, making it a popular choice for furniture, cabinetry, musical instruments, decking and boat building, among other uses. Genuine Mahogany …

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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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More Than Just Decking

Ambrosia Maple Live Edge

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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