Islands of The Caribbean
Tropical Hardwood & Decking Supplier for the Bahamas
As a direct importer of sustainably sourced tropical hardwoods and deck building materials, Brazilian Lumber delivers premium lumber throughout the Bahamas. 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. Whether you are located in Nassau, Bimini, Harbor Island or anywhere else in the Lucayan Archipelago of the West Indies, you are sure to find all the species of hardwoods you are looking for. We carry ipe decking (Brazilian Walnut), Cumaru decking (Brazilian Teak), Garapa (Brazilian Ash), Massaranduba (Brazilian Redwood), Santos Mahogany, Jatoba (Brazilian Cherry) for unfinished flooring, red oak, white oak, cypress, American walnut, ipe deck tiles in 24”x24”, cumaru deck tiles 24”x24” as well as all the decking hardware and accessories needed for outdoor projects. We carry a greater variety than most in decking boards and dimensional lumber, S4S, tongue and groove, for siding, and more.
If you are in the Bahamas and need ipe, we have it in the following dimensions: Ipe decking in 1×4, ipe 1×6, ipe 1×8, ipe 1×12, ipe 2×12, ipe 2×8 ipe 5/4×4, ipe 5/4×6, ipe 5/4×6, ipe 2×2, ipe 4×4, ipe, or ipe 6×6 Brazilian Lumber has it in stock and ready in all lengths from one-foot boards to 20 (twenty) foot boards.
Our inventory includes all types of outdoor materials such as composite decking, artificial turf and ivy, hardwood oils, hardwood and composite decking hardware such as screws and clips, as well as a large inventory of live edge slabs. Our customers in the Bahamas include purchasing managers for grand hotel chains, professionals in the construction industry, architects, designers, carpenters, deck builders, developers, and homeowners. Ipe, pronounced e-pay, is our most requested hardwood in the islands.
Ipe is very one of the most utilized hardwoods in the Caribbean often used for exterior projects, especially near the ocean. Hardwood, especially ipe wood is ideal for exteriors because it resist both sun exposure as well as heavy rainfall. It is virtually resistant to fungus, termites, mold, mildew, and other insects. Aside from being resistant 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 un oiled. Ipe as well as cumaru and other 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. If you are looking for a particular color deck, Brazilian Lumber will advise on the perfect wood species. 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 in order to maintain the original color; however, many Bahamian hotels chose to let the ipe go to a silver platinum color.
If you prefer maintaining your deck its original, Brazilian Lumber does offer maintenance kits including cleaning products as well as UV finishers like Ipe Oil, and Ipe Sealer.
If you are interested in wood flooring for interiors, we have a selection of hardwood flooring as well as engineered flooring. We have vinyl flooring as well, with stunning products. If interested in other interior décor product, we also offer live edge slabs. Find the most unique live edge slabs with a natural finish at Brazilian Lumber. We have a wide selection of live edge roots, round live edges, prefinished or unfinished slabs for our customers at the Bahamas.
If you would prefer an alternative to natural hardwood, Brazilian Lumber can offer wood alternatives such as high-tech composite decking and PVC brands. The 25 to lifetime guarantee and zero-maintenance mean many Bahamian clients are opting for composite decking, especially if looking for a particular color and. We export the following brands to the Bahamas: Armadillo, Azek, CaliBamboo, Dekorators, EnDeck PVC Decking, ForUS decking, Lumber Rock, MoistureShield, NewTechWood, NorX, TimberTech, Trex, and Zuri. Our sales team will help you make the best selection for your project. If you are looking for a low-maintenance deck option trust us to find you superior quality PVC or composite decking that incorporates technology and recycled materials for flexible design and great warranty.
Since water is not always available for lawn maintenance, our artificial turf is a great option for a beautiful Bahamas garden. Imagine how beautiful the surround area of Fort Fincastle would be if it were always green. Brazilian Lumber carries synthetic grass options for golf resorts such as the Lyford Cay Club, canine friendly turf, as well as artificial grass designed for children’s play areas. Since artificial grass does not require maintenance, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, or water, it is an environmentally friendly and cost-effective option. We also have artificial ivy for wall accents and coverings.
Living in the Bahamas means living in a high-humidity environment. So, what product do we advise for hardwood maintenance? Oils that are specifically formulated for such as Easy Oil, Ipe Oil, ProLuxe, and Penofin, since these are all end-grain sealers, as well as deck cleaners and deck brighteners. Our hardwood oils have UV filters and will nurture your deck and protect it against the Caribbean sun.
Can’t decide between a wood deck and a composite deck? We are happy to advise on such choices, and since we know that Bahamians like choices, we offer one of the biggest varieties of composite decking. We have options for every lifestyle. You can choose from bamboo decking, PVC decking, recycled material decking from the most famous brands, we have something for everyone. Please call to inquire about Azek, Trex, Timbertech, MoustureShield, Deckorators, ForUs Decking, NorX, Zuri, and others.
As complimentary products, we offer artificial grass options, including turf, ivy, and moss. If you are looking for brand and grass recommendations, one of our experts will help you decide which has the best product for your needs. Whether you need K-9 grass, golfing or put-put turf, rooftop, decking, or patio grass, or greenery for your children to play on, we have options. One of the best places to see artificial grass installed in the Bahamas in on Great Guana Cay on Abaco Island where homeowners struggle to keep their grass green given their proximity to sea water.
Some of the best designers in the Bahamas are using live-edge wood as part of their design. Our hardwood live edge slabs are cut directly from the trunk and show the outline of the tree giving a very organic feel to any project and space.
Products We Offer in The Bahamas
BRAZILIAN COMPOSITE ARTIFICIAL
LIVE EDGE SLABS
TURF & IVY
At Brazilian Lumber we offer all types of tropical hardwood, decking hardware, oils and sealers, deck brighteners and cleaners, as well as deck tiles, composite decking and composite decking accessories, artificial turf and faux ivy, as well as natural live edge slabs. We ship containers directly to Freeport and Nassau of all our hardwoods including ipe, cumaru, massaranduba, garapa jatoba, and tiger wood. All the species of hardwood are durable, dense, rot and decay resistant, and are great options for both outdoor and indoor usage. We offer the decking boards pre-grooved, tongue and groove decking, or anti-slip decking. We also offer other types of milling services for standard decking boards.
In addition to offering hardwoods and composite decking, you can buy all the decking hardware and installation tools from Brazilian Lumber as part of a package. As data collected by the Ministry of Works (New Providence and Grand Bahama), the Department of Local Government and the Grand Bahama Port Authority show, the value of construction as an industry has
increase of approximately $80 million or 28%. There is a high demand for our hardware, especially deck clips and screws (we have color matching heads), deck finishes, deck tools, and deck maintained and refinishing oils. Our selection of hardware is for both hardwoods and composite decking. Customers have liked the clip system and hidden fasteners we carry since they are specifically made to withstand outside temperatures and harsh Caribbean weather conditions. Since you may need a variety of drills and drivers for top screw installations, hardwood wrenches and gap spacers, we offer these deck building tools at optimal prices. Our fasters meet Bahamas’s building and safety standards, and we offer fasteners such as staircase angles, adjustable stringer connector, post bases, standoff post bases, column bases, post caps, retrofit post bases, deck joist ties, and knee-brace stabilizers for safe and secure deck structures. Shop from the trusted deck building brands such as DeckWise®, CAMO®, and Simpson Strong-Tie®. Brazilian Lumber is your one- stop-shop for the outdoor living industry!
Why the Bahamas Chooses Brazilian Lumber?
Clients throughout the islands of the Bahamas have entrusted their wood needs to Brazilian Lumber because we are a forward-thinking lumber importer and their direct source for tropical hardwood and high-tech composite decking. We offer solid hardwood for exterior construction. They know that by being direct importers we have full quality control and can thus provide premium A grade hardwood in an incredible variety of dimensions and lengths. For example, ipe or cumaru in 1×4, 2×4, 2×2, 1×3,1×6, 2×6, 5/4×6, 5/4 x4, 2×6, 4×4, 1×8, 1×12, 6×6, S2S1E, S4S, E4E and many others. We provide peace of mind to our customers knowing that they will get the best service, the best product, and the best price for ipe, cumaru, tigerwood, garapa, and jatoba available in the Bahamas. They also know that they have full access to all the premium composite decking brands such as Azek, CaliBamboo, Dekorators, Lumber Rock, MoistureShield, NorX, NewTechWood, TimberTech, Trex, and Zuri.
If you are in the Bahamas, where can you buy all other outdoor building materials and accessories? At Brazilian Lumber, of course! Aside from our hardwood options, we also have deck building tools, deck building hardware, hardwood specific oils, and artificial grass, turf and ivy.
Available Hardwood and Decking
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Tropical Hardwoods are the number one builder’s choice for the Bahamas because of the weather conditions and climate. Tropical hardwoods, especially ipe are known for being ideal around sea water and sunlight, which the Bahamas have plenty of. Ipe and other hardwoods are extremely dense, which means they are quasi-impermeable to mildew, mold, termites, splintering, cracking or warping. Ipe has a lifespan of around 35 years without maintenance, even under the Bahamas’s weather conditions.
Brazilian Lumber offers hardwoods in a large variety of species. We are proud to offer more species than most lumber yards, and with our warehouse’s proximity to the port, our shipping are very convenient. Though our hardwoods are all A-grade, please keep in mind that hardwood is a natural product so some color variations and some character can be expected from board to board.hardwood specific oils, and artificial grass, turf and ivy.
In the Bahamas we know Sustainability is Important
The Bahamas is known as an eco-friendly destination and building standards and homeowner’s choices in building materials reflect that. This is why Brazilian Lumber offers responsibly harvested hardwoods for our customers including certified lumber. Customers can rest assured that all the proper protocols and standards are met and that the communities where the wood is produced benefit economically.
All the hardwood that is chosen is done so under the strict supervision of IBAMA’s (Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources which in Portuguese is Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais Renováveis) which requires harvesting companies to meet very strict standards. This means that all governmental fees and taxes are covered including the fees for forestry exploring social tributes, goods taxation, and environmental and labor duties and tributes. In addition to these legal proceedings, all hardwood sourced must be approved by the Sustainable Forest Management Plan (Plano de Manejo Florestal Sustentável – PMFS), it must have an Annual Operational Plan (Plano Operacional Anual – POA) and an Operating Authorization (Autorização de Exploração – AUTEX). By following these processes, we can guarantee accountability and legality of our products.
The trees that are selected for milling are certified as dead by a forestry manager. By removing such trees, sunlight can penetrate to the lower parts of the forest, allowing more saplings to grow. All our wood is LACEY Act compliant, and we can provide all certificates required. Hardwood is a very green option as no chemicals are used to produce it or pesticides used to coat it. It is biodegradable and renewable. Choosing Brazilian Lumber’s hardwood means making a green choice. As a natural product, wood decomposes once it is no longer in use instead of filling landfills.
Contact Brazilian Lumber in The Bahamas
We are always here to help you find the right product for the Bahamas! Our sales team has the knowledge you need, and has the friendly attitude you have come to expect! Please count on us to make all your outdoor lumber purchases. Call us at (877)-559-5925 to inquire about products and prices. If you prefer to reach us by email, contact us at email@example.com. You can also always shop directly from the website: