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Cleaning and maintaining your hardwood deck

Posted by Chris Nolan on Thu, Jun 27, 2019 @ 13:06 PM

There is nothing better than relaxing on a nice clean deck to enjoy the great outdoors.  High density hardwood decks such as Ipe, Cumaru and Garapa are a cinch to clean. Here are a few helpful tips.

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Topics: Care and Maintenance

Hardwood Decking Weathers Gray for a Great Low Maintenance Deck

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Aug 8, 2017 @ 06:08 AM

When our clients first install their hardwood decking, about half of them want to keep that like-new wood look over time.  To achieve that look, most deck owners will put an oil finish on their deck and re-oil it as needed. The other half of our clients really like the naturally weathered silvery gray look. Interestingly enough, after about five years, we have learned that the great majority of our clients tend to appreciate the natural weathered look of their deck boards. Because high density hardwoods last so long and perform so well, you can choose either option (oil finish or unfinished) and still have a beautiful deck that will serve you well for many years.

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Seal Once with Semi-Transparent Tint for Hardwood Rain Screen Siding

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Mar 14, 2017 @ 06:03 AM

"Seal Once with a semi-transparent tint works well for rain screen hardwood siding. See more about the pros and cons we have learned here."

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Topics: Rain Screen, Care and Maintenance

Ipe Decking Ages Gracefully and Outlasts Other Wood Decking

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Jan 24, 2017 @ 06:01 AM

We get a lot of questions about what will Ipe decking and other hardwood decking materials look like when they age? How long will hardwood decking last? We have written about this in the past in articles and our websites. As a matter of fact, one of our most widely viewed videos answers both of these questions.

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Topics: Hardwood Decking, Care and Maintenance

How to Care for Your Hardwood Decking

Posted by Amy Cornell on Thu, Apr 23, 2015 @ 09:04 AM

Mataverde premium hardwood decking is extremely durable and creates a beautiful focal point for any outdoor space. Learning how to properly care for your 100% natural hardwood decking will keep it looking new and extend its lifespan for decades of your enjoyment. 

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Topics: Hardwood Decking, Care and Maintenance