MATAVERDE® GARAPA DECKING
Compare Mataverde Garapa to Red Cedar
and Pressure Treated Decking
Mataverde Premium Garapa Hardwood Decking is much stronger and lasts far longer than red cedar decking and pressure treated decking. Garapa decking materials beat cedar decking and treated lumber decking on nearly every measurable characteristic. Garapa hardwood is a beautiful, long lasting and affordable decking material option. Compare Garapa hardwood decking to softwood red cedar decking and pressure treated decking materials below.
Garapa hardwood, also known as Brazilian Oak or Brazilian Ash is a beautiful hardwood that has a golden to yellowish brown color that darkens with age. The wood appears to shift from dark to light coloring in different lighting angles, which gives the wood a unique and aesthetically interesting appearance. When it comes to choosing premium hardwood decking, Garapa hardwood decking exceeds softwood decking species in many ways, which you can see below. Garapa decking is durable and has a high rot resistance and good insect resistance which makes it a great choice when looking for an affordable premium hardwood decking with a long life span.
GARAPA DECKING COMPARISON CHART
Mataverde Garapa Decking vs. Red Cedar and Pressure Treated Decking
PHOTO: Mataverde Garapa Deck with Ipe Accents and Posts
As you will see from the chart below, Garapa decking beats red cedar decking and pressure treated decking handily on density, span capacity, strength, splintering, rot resistance, decay resistance and more. For more information about affordable Mataverde Premium Garapa Hardwood Decking and other decking material choices, please click any of the links below.
|Product Characteristics||Garapa Decking||Red Cedar Decking||Pressure Treated Decking|
|Real Wood Product||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Sustainably Harvested Material||Yes||Sometimes||Sometimes|
|Initial Decking Cost||Low-Med||Medium||Low|
|Life Cycle cost / SF / year||Low||High||High|