What is Massaranduba Decking?
Massaranduba Decking (also spelled Macaranduba), also known as Brazilian Redwood, is a beautiful rich-looking alternative to Ipe. More fine-grained and uniformly colored, the light-reddish wood makes for an elegant deck. Widely used in Europe and South America, Massaranduba decking is knot-free, even-toned and low maintenance.
Massaranduba (manilkara bidentata) is very smooth to the touch and shares many of the durable properties of Ipe. It is strong, hard and will also last many years in service. Massaranduba Decking is a natural hardwood so it is recyclable at the end of its service life.
Many people appreciate Massaranduba because of it’s red color it can be thought of as a possible True Mahogany substitute for outdoor decking.
Our Massaranduba Decking is kiln-dried to limit shrinking and checking. If Massaranduba wood is allowed to age, it will turn to a silver/gray patina over time. Its color can be brought back with the use of a deck cleaner/brightening system and application of a hardwood finish specifically formulated for exotic hardwoods, such as Messmer’s UV Plus Finish.
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