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Distinctive, Original, and Beautiful: Tigerwood Hardwood Decking

Tigerwood decking, also known as Goncalo Alves, is one of the most distinctive natural decking materials in the world. There are other woods bearing animal-associated names, such as Para Rosewood's alternate moniker "Monkeywood." Unfortunately for Monkeywood, there are not many naturally ruby-red monkeys in the world.

However, Tigerwood (sometimes also known as Bois de Zebre, or "Zebrawood", in French) bears a beautifully striking resemblance to its namesake: The background of Tigerwood hardwood decking is a light yellow-orange to more distinct orange with a fine texture and a medium luster. Set over this is the distinctive bold black striping that completes the gorgeously exotic tiger-look of Tigerwood decking.

The Tigerwood Tree and Environmental Sustainability: The Origins of Our Tigerwood Hardwood Decking, Responsible Harvesting Practices, and FSC Certified Formats

Tigerwood can be found in many places and climates throughout Central and South America and the Caribbean and at a range of altitudes, predominantly in Neotropical forests. The tree itself can reach up to 3 feet in diameter, and reach heights of up to 120ft. Freshly cut, the Tigerwood log reveals brilliant orange tones with bold black striping.

Like all Nova wood products, we take special pride and care in ensuring that our Tigerwood Decking is manufactured and harvested in environmentally sustainable ways. We proudly offer FSC certified Tigerwood Decking products in addition to our other responsibly harvested formats.

Ferociously Resistant: Tigerwood Decks are Very Durable and Features a Substantial Janka Hardness Rating

A Tigerwood deck will age well. In a similar fashion to Ipe decking, it will slowly undergo a color shift if left untreated and attain a distinguished silvery-gray shade over time. Tigerwood decks feature great resistance to rot and decay, with particular resistances to insects and fungus.

Additionally, Tigerwood decks do not require unsafe chemicals in order to protect the wood from wear and tear. A Tigerwood Deck Janka hardness rating comes in at 1,850 pounds. Compared to many softwood decking products, Tigerwood hardness is vastly superior. A Western Red Cedar Deck Janka hardness rating is 340 pounds, with Tigerwood being over 5 times as hard.

Easy to Install with A Variety of Tigerwood Deck Formats to Suit Any Project: 1x4, 5/4x4, and 5/4x6

Our Tiger Wood decking is available in 1x4, 1x6, 5/4x4 and 5/4x6 deck boards from our US warehouses. In addition to great availability of decking formats, Tigerwood decking is also rated as easy to screw and nail, requiring less effort and strain for a successful installation.

Contact Information:

For further information about our Tigerwood Decking program, please contact Steve Getsiv at 503.419.6407 or by email.


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