Is Garapa The Right Choice For Your Deck?

By: Debbie George

May 22, 2017


Garapa Wood is Noted for its Outstanding Durability

Here at WoodCo, you could say that we have a thing for wood. We like wood so much that we created an entire business centered around providing individuals with access to some of the best hardwood flooring, decking, and paneling options available anywhere in the United States. As part of our mission to spread the good word about wood options, we wanted to take some time in today’s blog post to go over a wood that has been noted for decades for its amazing durability and natural resistance to decay. Garapa wood, commonly found in Brazil, is one of our more popular decking options and, today, we are going to go over some of the benefits that this wood option offers in relation to decking applications. Continue reading below to learn more.

Can Your Deck Handle the Weather?

While a deck can be a beautiful accent to a property, it can also become an eyesore if it is not properly maintained. Exposure to the elements can wreak havoc on wood that is not properly treated and sealed and, in our opinion, individuals are better off choosing a wood such as Garapa when planning a deck build. Below, we have listed a few of the reasons why we feel this way.

  1. Naturally Resistant: When it comes to choosing an appropriate decking wood, it is of vital importance that you choose a wood that will be able to stand up to the elements. When you think about it, decks have to put up with a lot of abuse. Fluctuating temperatures, wet conditions, and near constant exposure to insects means that deck woods with naturally resistant properties are the ideal materials to use. Garapa wood has been long noted for its natural resistance to decay, mold, and damage from insects such as termites. A properly maintained Garapa wood deck (one treated with a UV inhibitor) can last for over 30 years without the need of constant repair and chemical treatment. 
  2. Naturally Beautiful: While choosing a wood that is durable is an important aspect of deck design, it is also important to consider what the actual wood is going to look like. Constructing a deck from unattractive wood is like painting a picture without the use of proper materials; while the deck will be functional, it will not be attractive. Luckily Garapa wood is both durable and beautiful. Garapa wood ranges in color from golden to warm honey brown, creating an instantly inviting space that will add a comfortable ambiance to any outdoor space. 
  3. Affordable: When designing a deck, one of the biggest limiting factors for individuals is price. Decks, by nature, can be rather expensive to construct once all materials and labor costs are factored into the final amount. Fortunately, Garapa wood is relatively affordable and is around 40 percent cheaper than Ipe wood and between 30 to 50 percent cheaper than composite decking materials.

If you would like to learn more about the Garapa wood options that we offer, please visit our website today or get in touch with us at (855) 864-7867. At WoodCo, we are dedicated to providing the best products possible and we are certain that we can supply you with the materials you need no matter the project. Contact us today and let’s get started!