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FSC Wood Is Perfect for Building a Green Deck

AdvantageLumber.com is proud to offer customers worldwide a full selection of FSC wood that has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. Unfortunately, there are a lot of other companies who would rather say that they are eco-friendly without actually backing it up. Not every direct importer of exotic hardwoods has this highly coveted designation.

At Advantage Lumber, we believe that in order to have a sustainable business, we must promote sustainable forestry practices. The best way to do that is to sell eco-friendly decking materials that are FSC certified. As the industry leader in exotic hardwood and ipe decking, we made the investment of both time and resources to receive this highly-coveted FSC Certification.

We are proud to offer the following FSC Certified wood:

A green deck made out of FSC decking comes from managed forests where additional care is taken to ensure the cultivation and harvesting processes meets FSC rules. The Forest Stewardship Council personally oversees the process and strictly enforces their rules and procedures. At Advantage Lumber, we work with the FSC to maintain sustainable forests for years to come.

If you or your customers are concerned about the environment and want to build a green deck or patio, then direct the selection of FSC Certified decking at AdvantageLumber.com is the solution.

Ipe Decking Is Eco-Friendly & Beautiful

Few things in life are as refreshing as stepping out onto your ipe wood deck to enjoy the company of friends, loved ones, or just to have a moment of solitude. Homeowners who are looking to upgrade or replace their existing patio and outdoor entertainment area are turning to ipe in droves for many reasons.

The reasons why people are choosing ipe decking include:

  • Low maintenance
  • Better return on investment
  • A fresh and beautiful look that lasts
  • Increased resistance to mold, mildew, & fungi
  • Natural repellent to termite & other insect infestation
  • Ipe is eco-friendly

Also known as Brazilian walnut, ipe is a dark brown wood that comes from surprisingly versatile trees. The Tabebuia Serratifolia tree can measure a maximum height of around 150 feet and often has a trunk diameter of around 6 feet. Contrary to what you may have heard, ipe is not an endangered species and grows in a variety of places throughout Central and South America. In fact, ipe is as abundant in Brazil as yellow pine is in the United States.

The wood for ipe decking can be responsibly cultivated in managed forests that have been certified by the respected Forest Stewardship Council. The process to get FSC certified is laborious, time-consuming, and ultimately worth every second. When we, as a leading eco-friendly ipe wood importer, promote responsible forestry practices, consumers, retailers, contractors, and manufacturers start to see the value in using FPC certified woods. At Advantage Trim & Lumber we hope that when you step out on your new ipe deck, you will breathe easier knowing that you have an eco-friendly deck that is still the envy of the neighborhood.