Hardwood decks can be built from a variety of different hardwoods, which each have their own unique characteristics. There are a number of ethically grown and harvested, sustainable hardwood options available, which make gorgeous, extremely durable decks, including exotic and tropical species such ipe, cumaru, tigerwood, Brazilian Teak, Garapa, Massaranduba, and Cypress. These woods are revered for their extreme hardness, their natural insect and rot resistance, their rich, natural beauty, and their exceptional longevity, some lasting for as long as 50-75 years. The hardwoods we use at Karpentor Custom Homes are responsibly harvested from managed forests to provide a truly renewable resource.
Hardwood decking is one of the most beautiful of all decking materials. It is one of the best compromises between quality, durability, and appearance. Hardwood decks are usually oiled yearly to preserve the rich brownish colour of the lumber, and to protect the wood from the effects of harsh weather and sun. Hardwood decks are usually installed with 5/4 x 6 deck boards, and fastened with hidden screws. The professional contractors at Karpentor Custom Homes have the experience and skills necessary to provide our customers with exceptional and beautiful results when building hardwood decks.
Although these woods make beautiful decking, they are also more expensive options due to the increased labour needed when dealing with these woods, as well as the wood’s exotic origins. Contact Karpentor Custom Homes' skilled contractors for more information on stunning hardwood decks, as well as for the many additional services we offer to our Hamilton, St. Catharines, Cambridge, Burlington, Oakville, Milton, Flamborough, Dundas, Kitchener, Waterloo, Ancaster, Guelph, area clients.