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Cumaru Decking Vs. Other Wood Decking Materials

CUMARU DECKING - COMPARE  TO RED CEDAR DECKING

AND PRESSURE TREATED DECKING

Mataverde Premium Cumaru Decking outlasts and outperforms red cedar decking and pressure treated decking materials on nearly every measurable rating.  Check out the comparison between Cumaru decking, red cedar decking and pressure treated decking materials below.

Comparison chart showing Cumaru decking compared to red cedar and pressure treated decking

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PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS ↓

CUMARU DECKING

Red Cedar Decking 

Pressure Treated Decking

Real wood product   Yes √ Yes √ Yes √
Sustainably harvested material Yes √ Yes √ Yes √
Low maintenance   Yes No No
Warranty   Yes √ No No
Insect resistance   Yes √ No No
Rot resistance   Yes √ No No
Cupping   Low √ Med.  High  
Splitting   Low √ Med.  High  
Warping   Low √ Med.  High  
Checking   Low √ High   High  
Splintering Low √ Medium High  
Heat retention   Low √ Low √ Low √
Stability    High √   Med.  Med. 
Strength High √  Med.  Med. 
Span capacity High √   Med. Med.
Density High √   Low Med.
Initial Decking cost  Moderate Moderate Low √
Life Cycle cost / SF / year   Low √ High   High  

As shown above, Cumaru decking beats red cedar decking and pressure treated decking hands down on density, span capacity, strength, splintering, rot resistance, decay resistance and more. To learn more about Cumaru decking and other decking material choices, please click any of the links below.

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