Compare the available decking woods. Read the following comparison and then give us a call1.877.232.3915. By any measure (hardness, strength, durability, appearance), our Garapa Decking is clearly the superior decking material across the board. Don't take our word for it, ask for a sample. Our Garapa Decking speaks for itself! All Garapa Decking is not the same. Our mills in Brazil cut only the finest logs for our decking production.
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There are many reasons why contractors choose the line of Advantage Garapa. From its golden honey tones to robust performance, this is a wood that contractors know will outperform pine, cedar, and other softer woods. Discover more and hear from one licensed contractor in South Carolina why choosing Advantage Garapa was the smart, and eco-friendly choice.
A fine-grained timber that is light yellow to a warm golden hue.
Very durable and naturally resistant to decay and insects. Offers up to 30+ year lifespan.
A light reddish-brown wood with generally straight grain.
Not naturally resistant to decay. Should be painted or stained to prevent decay.
Pressure Treated Pine
Very pronounced grain. Dusty yellow-green color due to chemical treatment of the wood.
A chemical preservative, chromated copper arsenate is forced into the wood. Offering resistance to decay, but also potential health concerns.
Several grades available that vary considerably in in appearance and quality. Usually straight grained with a fine, even texture. Color varies from cherry-red to dark reddish-brown.
Premium grades are more durable than most woods in common use. Resistant to decay, but relatively soft and quick to weather. Treatment is recommended.
Fresh cut, this wood appears a salmon pink color which turns a coffee brown over time. Species is generally straight grained.
This softwood is more durable than most woods in common use. Resistant to decay, but relatively soft and quick to weather. Treatment is recommended.
Interlocked grain similar to true mahogany, but with a courser texture. Species is generally medium to dark brown.
Only the dark red species are resistant to decay. Although more durable than cedar and redwood, it is still relatively soft compared to Ipe Decking.
Span Chart for Garapa Decking
3/4" x 3 1/2"
3/4" x 5 1/2"
1" x 5 1/2"
1 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Note: Garapa is a very strong material. The joist spacing shown is very conservative and designed to pass most area building codes and to have nearly zero deflection under standard loads. The joist spacing shown is also valid if the decking is laid in a diagonal pattern to the joist. The spans shown are typically used even with heavy loads such as hot tubs.