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Comparing Garapa Decking and Tigerwood Decking Garapa decking and Tigerwood decking are two different hardwood varieties with striking qualities that may sometimes make it difficult to choose from between the two. However, some differences exist which make it possible to choose according to needs. While similar in structural characteristics and price, the color is a major differentiator. Here is a ring side view of both the hardwoods and the differences therein. Garapa - also known as Brazilian oak, this has a distinct honey-yellow ribbon-like aspect in appearance. Fine, irregular and interlocked grains combine with the distinct aspect for an unique texture. Scoring heavy on the Janka hardness scale, Garapa has a hardness of 2280 lbf, making it durable with a natural resistance for termites and fungus. It is scratch resistant, making it a great choice for exterior decking. Garapa has natural resistance to water, insects, rot and decay, and it actually it does not require the use of a wood preservative. A UV-blocking finisher maybe necessary to preserve it’s natural blond hue and shade of the decking wood. One of the most durable lumber sourced from the Amazon rainforests it has a lifespan that exceeds twenty five years, The durability of the Garapa hardwood is because the tree battles possibly some of the harshest conditions for survival. The same weather-battle-hardened wood when used in decking, proves its inherent qualities by lasting long without the need for any preservatives or chemicals. There is literally no maintenance and the quality of the wood makes it naturally resistant to WDO (wood destroying organisms) . Refinishing the wood will restore it to its original shade and extend the lifespan of the decking. Tigerwood: also known as Muiracatiara, Tigerwood is most suited for use outdoors. It acquires its name from the stripes that resemble a tiger. Tigerwood is a beautiful red color with the dark brown “tiger stripes. Scoring high on the Janka scale, it fares close to Garapa. It is rated at 2016lbf which actually makes it stronger than Maple and oak. The hardwood naturally resists fungus, termites, pine borers and other WDOs. As a result the need to chemically treat the wood to prevent attacks WDOs is not necessary. As with Garapa, Tigerwood also requires a UV finisher to preserve its natural look. Tigerwood offers a cheaper alternative to other hardwoods. By being priced at a lower band, it makes it affordable to more individuals who would like to get decking installed in their homes. Offering high quality at low prices, Tigerwood is a good choice. Both Garapa and Tigerwood have qualities that make them superior, ranking among the top hardwood varieties. Apart from pricing, the difference lies in the shades. Garapa is of a light shade, while Tigerwood is reddish with brown stripes. Garapa makes an ideal choice for handrails and posts.

Comparing garapa decking and tigerwood decking  

Garapa decking and Tigerwood decking are two different hardwood varieties with striking qualities that may sometimes make it difficult to ch...

Comparing garapa decking and tigerwood decking  

Garapa decking and Tigerwood decking are two different hardwood varieties with striking qualities that may sometimes make it difficult to ch...

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