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Get Ready for Decking Season with AdvantageLumber.com

Spring is sweeping across the country, and before long you’ll be enjoying balmy summer evenings in your backyard. Now’s the time to upgrade your outdoor living space.

Home improvement spending across the U.S. has risen dramatically. Since the 2008 financial collapse, the industry has been on a steady recovery, and Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies predicts this growth will continue through 2014. Already, home improvement spending is estimated at $144.7 billion, up from $127 billion this time last year. That kind of cash brings outdoor renovations in line with bathroom and kitchen remodeling. It seems everyone agrees: the time to build the deck of your dreams is now, and AdvantageLumber.com is ready to help.

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Wood Decking Options

Cumaru wood deckingThere are a ton of decking materials in the market today. At Advantage we specialize in hardwood decking only because our customers demand the best. This is why, of the many wood decking options out there, Advantage has thoroughly tested and selected four of the finest, most reliable options that work well in any climate.

Tigerwood, Cumaru, Ipe, and Garapa are the Porsche, Mercedes, BMW, and Audi of the decking world. Each has their own distinct look at set of qualities, but one thing binds them together. The combination of reliable durability and resilience that serves to give you an outdoor retreat with  high performance.

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What Makes our Hardwood Eco-Friendly?

It’s not enough to say that you’re product is eco-friendly. People want, and deserve, proof. However, it is getting harder for all of us to cut through the marketing hype to see products for what they really are, not what you are told they are. So….with that said, what does that have to do with decking?

We received a phone call the other day from someone who was fed lies. They were told by someone trying to sell them thousands of dollars in composite decking that “anyone who buys hardwood decking from countries like Brazil are helping kill off the rain forest. ” This person was shopping around and asked us point blank, “How can I be sure that the hardwood you sell is really eco-friendly?”

At Advantage, we LOVE getting questions like this. Here’s our response: Continue reading

Brazilian Cumaru – Comparable to Teak, with Better Qualities

Brazilian Cumaru Hardwood Decking

Cumaru provides the perfect foundation to your outdoor deck.

Cumaru is a Brazilian hardwood with more benefits than Teak.


  • Is more affordable than teak, ipe, and synthetic plastic decking
  • Gives you more color variety than teak and ipe with a mix of reddish brown and golden hues
  • Is an excellent all-weather hardwood that can last well over 50 years
  • Does not need constant, if any, maintenance at all
  • Offers great slip resistance and won’t heat up like plastic composite decking
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Brazilian Teak aka Cumaru – Ipe’s Little Brother Grows Up!

Brazilian Teak

Brazilian Teak aka Cumaru is one of nature's most durable and beautiful decking materials.

Not many people know this, but Brazilian Teak aka Cumaru has very similar properties to ipe. With a Janka hardness rating of 3540, Brazilian Teak is almost as strong as ipe and is a lot more affordable, too!

By far, the biggest reason why Cumaru is gaining in popularity is the cost. Continue reading

Wood of the Week – Cumaru

Cumaru decking

Cumaru creates truly exceptional looking & durable decks.

Known as Brazilian Teak, Cumaru is one of the world’s finest hardwoods. Flooring experts, designers, and contractors tend to rave about the inherent qualities found in this exceptional exotic hardwood.

Here’s the most important facts about Cumaru:

  • Color can vary from a golden tan to reddish brown
  • Some dark grain accents may be present throughout the wood
  • With a 3540 Janka rating Cumaru is very durable
  • Resistant to both rot and fungi
  • Excellent weathering characteristics

When it comes to Cumaru decking or flooring, Advantage is your best source for hardwood flooring. With access to a convenient and easy to navigate online hardwood store, you can buy Cumaru at any time of the day, 24/7/365.

Or, if you prefer to speak to us directly, call us to order Cumaru via our:

Hardwood Sale – Ipe Decking & More!

Buy Hardwood On Sale From Advantage Trim & Lumber Company

Buy Hardwood On Sale From Advantage Trim & Lumber Company

Right now, Advantage is running two great sales!

We have both our Overstock Hardwood Sale and Holiday Decking Sale running at the same time so that you get the lowest prices and the most options on hardwood decking and hardwood flooring.

For our Overstock sale, we’re various sizes of the following hardwood species on sale:

  • Ipe Decking
  • Tigerwood Decking
  • Cumaru Decking

If you’ve been saving up to do a home renovation, or have been considering building a deck, now is the time to buy premium grade hardwood. Building a deck before the winter months is a practical decision because right now you can find a reputable deck builder who will work with you on price. Another good reason is building a deck will raise the value of your home and provide you with a great excuse to spend some time outdoors when Spring rolls around.