Garapa Decking Technical Info
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.
Find Out What Contractors Say About Garapa Decking
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.
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"|