MataverdeDecking.com Blog

    Cumaru Lumber Creates Durable Outdoor Living Space

    Posted by Michelle Nichols on Thu, Jul 31, 2014 @ 11:07 AM

    Are you thinking of expanding your outdoor living space by adding a deck onto your home? If you're in the market but aren't sure exactly what type of wood and materials make for the best deck, look no further! If you've not heard of Cumaru decking before now, get familiar! It's a must-have material for your new deck or patio area.  With its yellowy brown to reddish brown natural color variations, cumaru hardwood decking and lumber is a great option for decks and other outdoor projects.

    Read More

    Topics: cumaru decking, cumaru hardwood decking, cumaru wood, cumaru hardwood, best decking material, cumaru lumber, outdoor living space, patio, adding a deck, type of wood

    Ipe Hardwood Decking - Proper Wood Acclimation

    Posted by Chris Nolan on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 @ 11:12 AM

    "Ipe hardwood has so many amazing natural characteristics and properties, people sometimes forget that it is a natural wood product. Like any exterior wood, Ipe needs to acclimate properly for best results. If you take care of your Ipe decking, especially initially, it will take care of you by lasting longer and performing better."

    Read More

    Topics: deck maintenance, best decking, best decking material, decking installation, decking installation tips, ipe hardwood, proper wood acclimation

    Find the Right Decking Material for Your New Deck

    Posted by Chris Nolan on Wed, Oct 30, 2013 @ 11:10 AM

    If you are struggling to find out what is the right material for your new deck, you are not alone. Finding the right information about decking can be a real challenge.  Finding unbiased information about decking can be even more challenging. With the wide variety of new man-made decking products available on the market, there is an equally wide variety of advertising claims about these new products. Reading though the sheer volume of paid advertising for synthetic decking materials alone can be overwhelming. This article intends to provide you with a starting point for your search (and research) about decking materials.

    Read More

    Topics: best decking, best decking material, choosing decking material, the right decking materials

    Playland Park Gets a New Ipe Boardwalk

    Posted by Chris Nolan on Thu, Jun 13, 2013 @ 11:06 AM

    Playland Park in Rye, New York was ravaged by Hurricane Sandy, along with many other coastal areas along the East Coast. With careful planning and timely execution, this project came in ahead of schedule and under budget.

    Read More

    Topics: ipe decking, ipe, best decking material, ipe boardwalk

    Mataverde Cumaru Decking and Siding Earns ASTM Class A Fire Rating

    Posted by Chris Nolan on Thu, May 30, 2013 @ 11:05 AM

    After rigorous fire testing, Mataverde® Cumaru hardwood decking and siding has exceeded the requirements for a Class A fire rating. Recent test results for Mataverde Cumaru decking and siding confirm that this beautiful and durable exterior decking and siding material is a “Class A” Fire rated hardwood building material. Mataverde Cumaru hardwood met the requirements for a “Class A” flame spread and smoke according to all the criteria of ASTM E84-10 testing, "Standard Method of Test for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials".

    Read More

    Topics: cumaru hardwood decking, cumaru, best decking material, fire rated decking, fire rated decking and siding