This is the most frequent hardwood decking FAQs we receive. We are direct importers of tropical hardwoods and carry domestic softwoods as well. In hardwoods, we carry ipe, cumaru, massaranduba, santos mahogany, sapele, oak, teak, mahogany, walnut, and maple. In softwoods, we carry California redwood, cypress, Douglas fir, spruce, cedar, yellow pine. We also have a large stock of pressure-treated wood and marine-grade pressure-treated wood. We have live edge slabs in various dimensions. During South Florida’s hurricane season, we also carry plywood. We have many board sizes and lengths available. Please visit our shop section or call one of our sales associates at 954.404.8011 for more information.
We stock ipe, cumaru, massaranduba, santos mahogany, garapa, jatoba, and sapele. We can also help with other types of hardwoods that you may be looking for. We can source tigerwood, zebrawood, Burmese teak, and Purple Heart for our customers at excellent prices. Please contact us so we can provide you with the most up-to-date information.
Ipe is a type of hardwood that can withstand harsh weather such as extreme heat and dryness or extreme humidity and rain due to its provenance from the tropics. It has a class “A” fire rating, which is the same as concrete and steel. Ipe has high concentrations of tannic acid, which makes it resistant to rot, insects, and fungi. It is also one of the densest hardwoods on Earth! It can resist surface scratches and is 3x harder than cedar, and ipe has heat repelling properties, which means your deck won’t be hot on bare feet!
Cumaru is a type of tropical hardwood which is ideal for outdoor construction and is known for its beautiful reddish brown color.It is perfect for constructing decks, siding and cladding due to its hardness. It can withstand harsh weather, is fungi and rot resistant, is not penetrated by termites, is not easily scratched and does not overheat in the sun.
Most projects are measured out in square feet. Our hardwood is sold by the linear foot. One of our sales associates would be happy to help you calculate the amount of material needed.
If you are interested in calculating it yourself, here is an explanation of how to do so:
In order to calculate linear from square footage you will have to know what your board width is and the gap between the boards.Look at the chart below to see what number to multiply your square footage by.
For Decking Projects with a maximum 1/4” gap:
4” decking boards
6” decking boards
A) What is your square footage?_______
B) What is your board length?________
C) What multiplying number does your board length correspond to? ______
Multiply A x C to get the linear footage required for your project.
Here is are two example:
You have a 12’ by 10’ area that you want to cover with ipe deck. You have chosen 1×4 ipe deck boards and would like to know how many linear feet of ipe decking to buy.
12’x10’ = 120 square feet to cover
For 4″ decking, multiply your square footage x 3.43
120 square feet x 3.43 = 412 linear feet of material.
You have a 6’x12’ deck you will cover with 5/4 X 6 cumaru decking.
6’x12’ = 72 square feet
For 6” decking multiply by 2.2
72 x 2.2 = 159 linear feet of cumaru
Again, the calculations above are for projects that have a ¼” gap.If tongue & groove boards are used, then use the following chart:
For Decking Projects with in tongue and groove:
4” decking boards
6” decking boards
Please note this does not include any waste for cut offs. We strongly urge ordering 5-10% more material for waste.Again, we would be happy to calculate the amount of material you will need. Just give us a call at 954.404.8011 or send us an email
Shipping costs will depend your location and the size of your order.We have warehouses in various parts of the United Sates and will work on getting you the best shipping rate available. If you are in a 50-mile radius of our Hollywood (FL) warehouse, we charge a $120 delivery fee.Please keep in mind that longer board lengths generally have higher shipping costs.Also, due to federal regulations certain items can only be shipped via land (such as ipe oil).
For items delivered in a 50-mile radius of our Hollywood (FL) warehouse, you will receive a phone call to coordinate the delivery.If your shipment is to a further destination or international, the shipping or freight forwarding company will provide you with a tracking number.You are also always welcome to call us to get the status of your shipment.
This is another frequent hardwood decking FAQs we receive. We carry most of our hardwood in stock, so it can be easily packaged and shipped to your location. For orders of our most commonly sold items, you can expect to have your order shipped within one to three days. For special orders, we usually require three to seven days. Please let us know your timeframe, and we will work hard to have your order to you by the time you need it.
If for any reason you need to cancel an order, please let us know as soon as possible.We charge a 20% restocking fee for orders that have already been processed. Unfortunately, special orders cannot be returned because they were milled to your specifications and thus cannot be resold.