KILN DRIED HARDWOODS

 

Brazilian Redwood (Massaranduba) – is known as one of the hardest exotic species used for decking and yet very smooth to the touch. It is naturally beautiful, dark reddish colored wood that will fade to a silver gray if left untreated. A finish with UV inhibitors is highly recommended. It is a clear all heart primarily straight grain wood that it is highly resistant to decay or termites. It is one of the few woods of the world that has a Class A fire rating. Brazilian Redwood is a kiln-dried hardwood used for heavy construction, beams, bridges, boardwalks and decking. (See the Kiln Dried Hardwood Installation Guidelines)


Cumaru - is a yellowish brown heartwood with yellowish brown sapwood. It has an interlocking tight grain. Its texture is medium to fine. A finish with UV inhibitors is highly recommended. Cumaru is a kiln-dried hardwood being very durable and resistant to fungi, insects, marine borers and termites. It is a beautiful hardwood used for heavy construction, decking, dock fenders and flooring. The botanical name for Cumaru is Dipteryx odorata The Cumaru flooring is commonly called Brazilian Teak. (See the Installation Guidelines)


Tigerwood (Muiracatiara) – is one of the most beautiful and distinct exotic hardwoods used for decking today. It is described as a light pinkish red and yellow sapwood color with occasional brown marbling streaks. It is a kiln-dried hardwood that is strong and durable; superior in strength to both Teak and Hard Maple. Tigerwood is one of the easier hardwood to saw, sand, turn and general workability. It receives a stain very easily. A finish with UV inhibitors is highly recommended. It is highly resistant to decay causing organisms, insects and termites. Tigerwood’s smooth texture and high density make it suitable for general construction, decking, fine furniture, cabinets and flooring. (See the Installation Guidelines)


Angelim Pedra – is a yellowish brown heartwood with some red-brown streaks and pink sapwood. It is a durable hardwood that is highly resistant to fungi and termite attack. It exhibits a straight grain, easy to use for heavy construction, decking, truck bedding, bridge timbers and ship building. A finish with UV inhibitors is highly recommended. Angelim Pedra’s botanical name is Dinizia excelsa and it is kiln-dried.  (See the Installation Guidelines)

 

 


Hardwood Comparative Chart

 

 

 

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