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Garapa Decking

Advantage Garapa Decking Creates Luxurious Decks Without the High Price
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Garapa Decking Specs

Botanical Name:  Apuleia Leiocarpa

Common Name:  Garapa

Other Common Names:  Brazilian Ash, Grapia, Amarealao, Marotoa, Muiratua, Muirajuba

General Characteristics: A fine-grained timber that is light yellow to a warm golden hue. Garapa is an exotic hardwood that is naturally resistant to rot, decay and insect attack. Garapa is naturally scratch resistant which allows the surface to remain smooth for many years.

Moisture Content of Decking: Our Garapa Decking is specially dried for use on exterior projects.
We also sell Garapa lumber kiln dried specifically for interior use. DO NOT use kiln dried interior lumber in exterior projects as it will expand.  Garapa Decking dried for exterior use will shrink inside.

Janka side hardness:   1,650 lb at 12% moisture content. 

Bending Strength:   12,900 psi

Working Properties:  Has a blunting effect on cutters, use of carbide tipped saw blades is necessary.  Routs nicely.  Must be predrilled for fastening.

Distribution:  South America

Durability:  Great durability with a very high resistance to daily wear and tear. Garapa also features a Class B fire rating.

Uses: Exterior jointery, carpentry, ship building, turned goods, furniture, flooring, stairs, tool handles, exterior decking.

Compare Garapa Decking

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.

Click here for the Garapa Decking online price list.

Find Out What Contractors Say About Garapa Decking

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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.

Garapa Decking

A fine-grained timber that is light yellow to a warm golden hue.
1,210 lbs.
12,900 psi
Very durable and naturally resistant to decay and insects. Offers up to 30+ year lifespan.

Douglas Fir

A light reddish-brown wood with generally straight grain.
670 lbs.
12,400 psi
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.
690 lbs.
14,500 psi
A chemical preservative, chromated copper arsenate is forced into the wood. Offering resistance to decay, but also potential health concerns.

California Redwood

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.
420 lbs.
10,000 psi
Premium grades are more durable than most woods in common use. Resistant to decay, but relatively soft and quick to weather. Treatment is recommended.

Western Cedar

Fresh cut, this wood appears a salmon pink color which turns a coffee brown over time. Species is generally straight grained.
580 lbs.
7,500 psi
This softwood is more durable than most woods in common use. Resistant to decay, but relatively soft and quick to weather. Treatment is recommended.

Philippine Mahogany

Interlocked grain similar to true mahogany, but with a courser texture. Species is generally medium to dark brown.
760 lbs.
12,000 psi
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

 Nominal Dimension Finish Dimension Joist Spacing
1x4 3/4" x 3 1/2" 16"
1x6 3/4" x 5 1/2" 16"
5/4x6 1" x 5 1/2"  24"
2x6 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" 32"

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.

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