MATAVERDE® PREMIUM SANTA MARIA DECKING

 
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What is Santa Maria hardwood?

 

Mataverde® FSC® Certified Santa Maria hardwood is a great choice for those looking for a beautiful and sustainable decking material.  A medium-high density hardwood with rich and beautiful coloration and graining, Santa Maria has many characteristics that are similar to genuine Mahogany. 

Grown naturally throughout areas of South and Central America, Santa Maria (Calophyllum brasiliense), and is also known as Jacareuba and Bella MariaSanta Maria decking is sustainably harvested, affordably priced and makes a handsome and durable choice as a porch flooring and decking material. 

 


 

What's so special about Mataverde® Santa Maria wood?

 

Mataverde® FSC Santa Maria Hardwood Decking is harvested in an environmentally responsibly manner using sustainable forestry guidelines. As part of our steadfast commitment to providing our customers with green building materials, Mataverde Santa Maria decking, siding and lumber is eco-friendly and naturally free of chemicals and toxic preservatives. You can be assured that this stable, consistent and durable Mataverde hardwood will last ... and last beautifully.

Mataverde® Santa Maria is only produced quartersawn. This elaborate cutting technique helps make sure that each piece of Mataverde® Santa Maria is even more beautiful with rich graining and figuring. By manufacturing our Santa Maria hardwood in a quartersawn  manner, each piece of wood also has increased stability as well as beauty.

 


 

Color and Graining of Mataverde® Santa Maria 


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Mataverde® FSC Santa Maria Decking and Porch Flooring is all heartwood, and ranges in color from beige to pinkish and reddish brown colors with some slight darker veining. The medium interlocking grains create a beautiful pattern and have the rich lustrous appearance of genuine mahogany thanks to its inherant striping and color variation. 

Like other hardwood porch flooring, decking and siding materials, Santa Maria hardwood decking will eventually age to a light silvery gray patina when left to weather naturally. With a coat of rosewood oil penetrating sealer, Santa Maria decking quickly shows its rich warm reddish brown tones and coloration. Santa Maria decking is a medium grained, medium-high density hardwood and looks absolutely stunning as a siding, decking or porch flooring material.

 


 

Mataverde® Santa Maria Physical Characteristics 

and Mechanical Properties 

 

fsc_santa_maria_decking_and_pedestrian_walkway.jpgMataverde® Santa Maria decking, porch flooring and siding is kiln dried to approximately 14% moisture content, making it a very stable decking, siding and porch flooring material.  At this moisture content Santa Maria decking has a bending strength of 15,700 psi. That means it would take 15,700 pounds of pressure per square inch to rupture Santa Maria hardwood. Santa Maria is stronger than red oak or white oak. Santa Maria decking also has a hardness of 1,150 lbs (harder than red oak and more than twice as hard as redwood).

Kiln dried Santa Maria decking is highly resistant to shrinking, splintering, twisting, cupping and checking. When used for outdoor projects, Santa Maria is rated as a durable wood species which is hard, fairly dense and is resistant to fungi, decay and dry wood borers. Mataverde® Santa Maria Decking is rated as moderately durable to termite attacks. For this reason, Santa Maria is not covered by the Mataverde 25 year limited warranty.

 
DURABILITY
Santa Maria hardwood is a stable, consistent and durable medium-high density decking and wood siding material.
HARDNESS
Santa Maria is stronger than red oak or white oak. Santa Maria decking also has a hardness of 1,150 lbs (harder than red oak and more than twice as hard as redwood).
FIBER BENDING STRENGTH
Santa Maria decking has a bending strength of 15,700 psi. That means it would take 15,700 pounds of pressure per square inch to rupture Santa Maria hardwood.
DENSITY
With a density of .65 g/cm3, Santa Maria is hard, fairly dense and is resistant to fungi, decay and dry wood borers. Santa Maria hardwood has minimal resistance to termites.

 


 

Santa Maria Decking Installation Tips & Techniques 

 

Like other high and medium-high density hardwoods, special care should be taken when installing Santa Maria decking. Pre-drilling holes prior to screwing down the decking boards is one option. Another installation option for Santa Maria decking is to use the Ejector screw, which requires no pre-drilling of holes and provides very sturdy deck fastening.  For those of you who prefer to see only the beauty of the decking itself, you may want to consider a hidden fastener such as Eb-Ty hidden deck fasteners.

Installing Santa Maria and Other Hardwood Decking

 


 

Mataverde® Santa Maria Decking Care & Maintenance

 

penofin allicationSanta Maria decking is a low maintenance decking material. Like any other decking material, Santa Maria should be cleaned to remove debris and dirt to look its best. Santa Maria hardwood decking will eventually age to a light silvery gray patina when left to weather naturally. With a coat of rosewood oil penetrating sealer, Santa Maria decking quickly shows its rich warm reddish brown tones and coloration.

Care and Maintenance Options of a Santa Maria Deck