Hailing from South America, this hardwood has a light color that's light on the wallet too. Garapa may not have the hardness of an ipe or tigerwood, but what it lacks in density this product makes up for in consistency, beauty, and affordability.
LIGHT COLOR. HEAVY TRAFFIC.
Don't count this light-colored hardwood out, Garapa is still about four times harder than redwood and cedar according to the Janka Hardness Test. So if you want the lighter color of some softwoods like cedar and treated pine, but need a product that can take a licking and keep on ticking, then Garapa is the answer.
HARD TO RESIST. EASY TO MAINTAIN.
Garapa is naturally resistant to the primary causes of decay and rot, which include insects and harsh climates. But, using a hardwood product doesn't mean keeping the color you fell in love with has to be a challenge. By applying a UV inhibiting oil once a year Garapa will stay as beautiful as the day in was installed. No need to wander a big home improvement store looking for the right product, we have what you need in stock!
WHEN THE HEAT IS ON, GARAPA STAYS STRONG.
If not properly acclimated to it's environment, garapa has a tendency to shrink or crack over time. The best way to keep your deck lasting fifteen years or more is by using only kiln-dried (using heat) garapa instead of air-dried. How do you know you have kiln-dried product? We can't speak for other suppliers, but we only sell kiln-dried hardwoods.
EASY ON THE EYES, AND THE ENVIRONMENT.
Partnered with Overseas Hardwoods Company (OHC), TimberTown sends a hardwoods buyer to Brazil annually to inspect the mills and forests our hardwoods are coming from. This ensures we have the highest quality product harvested from a sustainable forest. As one of the few exotic hardwood suppliers who purchases directly from the source, we can stand behind our product with confidence.