MATAVERDE® SANTA MARIA DECKING
Compare Santa Maria Decking to Pressure Treated and Red Cedar Decking
Mataverde Premium Santa Maria hardwood is an all natural sustainable decking material that has some clear advantages over both red cedar and pressure treated decking materials on many measurable performance ratings. Learn how Mataverde FSC Certified Santa Maria hardwood decking compares to red cedar decking and pressure treated lumber decking materials in the Santa Maria decking versus softwood decking materials comparison chart below.
Santa Maria Decking vs. Red Cedar and Pressure Treated Decking
|SANTA MARIA DECKING||
Red Cedar Decking
Pressure Treated Decking
|Real Wood Product||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Sustainably Harvested Material||Yes FSC||Yes||Yes|
|Life Cycle Cost / SF / Year||Low||High||High|
|Initial Decking Cost||Moderate||Moderate||Low|
SANTA MARIA vs. OTHER HARDWOOD DECKING
When you compare the beautiful and versatile Santa Maria medium density hardwood species to high density hardwood options such as Ipe, Cumaru, Machiche and Garapa, Santa Maria falls below them in hardness and strength. This does not mean that Santa Maria is not a beautiful and excellent decking material - because it is. It simply means that Santa Maria is not as strong as some of these other high density species.
When you compare Santa Maria hardwood decking or porch flooring to other wood decking material options, Santa Maria is in a league of its own. As you can see in the Santa Maria hardwood decking versus other wood decking materials comparison chart above, Santa Maria medium density hardwood decking clearly beats red cedar decking and pressure treated decking in terms of density, span capacity, strength of decking, splintering, insect resistance, decay and rot resistance and many more criteria.