Tigerwood one of the finest quality woods available. Our Tigerwood Decking is responsibly harvested from managed forest to provide a truly renewable resource. There are many advantages to Tigerwood decking.
Here are just a few...
- 30+ year lifespan without preservatives!
- Tigerwood is an exotic hardwood that is naturally resistant to rot and decay.
- Available pregrooved for use with Ipe Clip® hidden deck fasteners.
- Unique DARK streaks distinguish this wood from the competition.
- Will NOT attract mold and fungus like composites.
- NATURALLY slip-resistant, unlike slippery composites.
Tigerwood Decking Technical Info
Tigerwood Decking Specs
Botanical Name: Astronium Fraxinifolium or Astronium Lecointei
Common Name: Tigerwood
Other Common Names: Brazilian Koa, Zebrawood, Urunday-Para, Mura, Bois De Zebre, Chibatao, Guarita, Aderno, Goncalo Alves
General Characteristics: Goncalo Alves is reddish-brown in color, richly mottled and with dark brown streaks and spots similar to Rosewood. Grain is irregular, and interlocked with alternating layers of hard and soft wood. Texture is medium. Weight is 59lbs per cu. ft.
Moisture Content of Decking: Our Tigerwood Decking is specially dried for use on exterior projects.
We also sell Tigerwood lumber kiln dried specifically for interior use. DO NOT use kiln dried interior lumber in exterior projects as it will expand. Tigerwood Decking dried for exterior use will shrink inside.
Janka side hardness: 2170 lb at 12% moisture content.
Bending Strength: 19,285 psi
Drying: Difficult to dry with strong tendency to warp and check. Should be air dried slowly. Small movement.
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: Highly durable. Not subject to beetle attack. Extremely resistant to preservative treatment.
Uses: High-class furniture and cabinetmaking, fancy goods and decorative work. Excellent for turning. Sliced veneers used in architectural paneling and face veneering.Also used for interior hardwood flooring and exterior decking.
Compare Tigerwood 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 Tigerwood Decking is clearly the superior decking material across the board. Don't take our word for it, ask for a sample. Our Tigerwood Decking speaks for itself! All Tigerwood decking is not the same. Our mills in Brazil cut only the finest logs for our decking production.
We stock Tigerwood Decking boards up to 20 foot long!!!
Span Chart for Tigerwood 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"|