Islands Of The Caribbean, The #1 And Best Destination For Our Tropical Hardwoods
As a direct importer of sustainably sourced tropical hardwoods and deck building materials, Brazilian Lumber delivers premium lumber throughout the Islands Of The Caribbean. Based in Miami, Florida, Brazilian Lumber combines expertise in hardwood and exterior building materials with quality customer care, competitive prices, and fast, efficient shipping service.
Ipe is one of the most utilized hardwoods in he Islands Of The Caribbean, often used for exterior projects, especially near the ocean. Hardwood, especially Ipe wood, is ideal for exteriors because it resists sun exposure and heavy rainfall. It is virtually resistant to fungus, termites, mold, mildew, and other insects. Aside from being immune to the elements, hardwood is a beautiful and natural choice for exteriors.
Ipe, as well as Cumaru, Massaranduba, Jatoba, Garapa, and other hardwoods, have a variety of beautiful colors and will become a gorgeous silver patina if left unoiled. Most hardwoods have an A1 fire rating, which is the same as steel and concrete. You can see why Bahamian hotels such as the Atlantis, the Ocean Club, SLS Baha Mar, and The Cove on the island of Eleuthera chose hardwoods for the safety of their guests.
Brazilian Lumber will advise on the perfect wood species if you are looking for a particular color deck. Ipe wood has a brown coloring, Cumaru a reddish tone, Garapa a golden color, and Tigerwood has beautiful, stripped tones of caramel and ebony. All hardwood must be sealed and oiled periodically to maintain the original color; however, many Bahamian hotels chose to let the ipe go to a silver platinum color.