Tigerwood Decking vs. Ipe: A Comprehensive Comparison

Aged Tigerwood Decking

When it comes to decking, homeowners and builders are increasingly seeking materials that offer durability, aesthetics, and low maintenance. Two popular choices are Tigerwood and Ipe. While Ipe has long been celebrated for its unmatched hardness and longevity, Tigerwood is gaining in demand due to its unique characteristics. In this blog post, we will compare …

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What Decking Lasts the Longest?

Ipe Wood

When it comes to decking materials, longevity is a crucial factor to consider. Homeowners and builders alike seek decking options that not only look great but also stand the test of time. In this blog post, we’ll explore the top three hardwood decking materials known for their durability and longevity. We’ll also discuss some important …

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Looking for Cost-Effective Exotic Hardwood Decking? Check Out Tigerwood

The alluring pictures of beautiful decks and other outdoor retreats have driven many homeowners to rethink and remodel their outdoor spaces in order to create the ideal escape within their own backyard. The pictures show an idyllic retreat made with beautiful, uniform wood. Typically, the woods used in the pictures resemble the look of Ipe …

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Contractor Corner: OC Deck & Patio

This month we’re featuring OC Deck & Patio, a contractor based in San Clemente, CA where a lot of coastal-contemporary-style homeowners are remodeling their backyards and building new decks! OC Deck & Patio has been featured on our website and YouTube pages before because of their impressive work with our products.

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Get Ready for Decking Season with AdvantageLumber.com

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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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Tigerwood Decking – Durability with Smoking Hot Good Looks

Tigerwood creates an outdoor space you'll want to show off.

Let’s be honest. That is one awesome looking deck. We get pictures like the one above from satisfied homeowners every day. The people who send us these pics tell us that after they installed the Tigerwood decking they bought from Advantage that neighbors who never even said so much as a “Hello” all of a sudden say things like, “Wow. What kind of wood is that!?” and “That is one nice looking deck. Great job on the build!” The rusty browns and black mottled streaks of Tigerwood create a space you won’t want to step away from. It’s density also gives it properties that make it last well over 25 years. Mold and decay resistance give you exceptional structural integrity. For kids, the fact that Tigerwood is really hard to scratch or splinter means that bare feet will be safe. Oh, and when it rains? Tigerwood dries fast and thanks to reliable slip resistance. Oh, and those looks!

Why settle for the decking that advertises that says it “looks just like” something when you can have the real thing?

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Green Decking Options – 5 Things You Need to Know

Tigerwood is a green decking option.
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.

Here are 5 things you need to know about Green Decking:

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