A Tigerwood deck highlights how wood decking is beautiful, versatile, & eco-friendly.
These days, being green and using eco-friendly products is more than a trend. Our whole economy is starting to recognize and value materials and items that have been manufactured and/or promote a healthy, green, and eco-savvy lifestyle. Even the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has shown us that there can be a heavy price to pay when we rely too much on environmentally problematic and damaging resources and materials.
What does this have to do with wood decking?
Well, there is a huge marketing push led by composite decking companies to cast all wood decking as non-eco-friendly. These companies want you to believe that all wood decking comes from illegal logging and that it decimates the world’s forests. Here’s the truth, as an FSC certified lumber supplier, the wood decking that we sell here at Advantage comes from eco-friendly forestry practices.
Genuine wood decking produces spectacular structures you can depend on.
Wood decking is the best material to use for garden and outdoor decks. Period. Case closed…
Not buying it, are you? Are you still thinking that composite decking is a viable and better choice? After all, it IS “eco-friendly” and “maintenance free”, right? What makes wood decking any better?
Here are 10 Reasons why Wood Decking species like Tigerwood, Cumaru, Garapa and Ipe are better choices for your deck:
Why settle for the “look of real wood” when you can get the real thing? Nothing beats the feeling of knowing that your real wood deck is 100% genuine. Most species have such a distinct look that you now see composites coming out with “tropical looking” decks. If you wanted to buy a Mercedes and the dealer showed you something that looked like a Mercedes, would you buy the imitation? Probably not.
The research this homeowner did prior to buying Ipe has paid off.
It’s almost Summer and thousands of homeowners across the country are getting ready to start working on their deck. Some will be remodeling and many will be building a deck for the first time. But, before hammer goes to nail, the question you must answer is, “What kind of material is best for decking?”
Should you go with real wood decking, or composite “wood” decking? Regular readers of this blog already know the limitations and problems that plague composite deck materials. Let’s face it; if plastic decking were so good, wood decking would be obsolete. But, because of the documented issues that both composite and PVC decking face, many people are opting for real wood deck materials.
So, let’s say that you chose to buy wood decking. What material should you choose, and what pitfalls are to be avoided when buying decking?
At Advantage Trim & Lumber we carry Tigerwood, Cumaru, Garapa, and Ipe deck boards up to a length of 20 feet!
What is the advantage of buying 20 foot deck boards?
We carry this length of deck board so that extremely large decks, or decks that are designed diagonally can be installed without having to worry about cupping. Also, for more high-end decks, the lack of seams is also a major reason why people buy 20 ft decking.
We offer varying lengths of exotic wood deck boards in the following profiles:
E4E S4S (Eased 4 Edges Surface 4 Sides)
Tongue & Groove decking
Contact Advantage Trim & Lumber for all your wood decking needs. Even if you just need some 1x4x10 ipe, you can rest easy knowing that you’re buying premium grade decking at prices that can’t be beat.