Decking - Real Wood, Cedar & Tropical
Facing stiff competition from composite and PVC decking products, the purists will still find a variety of in-stock options in good ol’ fashion, high quality wood from Kuiken Brothers. Cedar, Ipe, Garapa Gold, Pressure Treated, Siberian Larch and Meranti are our primary in-stock wood deck boards. We also purchase these boards from suppliers that ensure their products are sustainably harvested.
Iron Woods Ipe Decking
What is Ipe? A Brazilian species recognized for its strength and natural resistance to decay, Ipe (pronounced “e-pay”) is one of the most consistently durable and versatile timbers on the planet. The US Navy tested Ipe in a Panama Canal study beginning in 1962, and the results showed Ipe to be one of the top performing timbers in resistance to decay, termites, and borers. It dries extremely well with little checking, twisting, or bow. Ipe can be used in ground contact without preservatives or with additional treatments. Widely used in commercial exterior construction such as boardwalks, piers and benches, Ipe has become the best choice for residential decks due to its low maintenance, attractive color, and extremely smooth surface that stands the test of time.
Iron Woods Ipe Deck Tiles
Iron Woods Deck Tiles are in-stock at Kuiken Brothers in 24″ x 24″ size and are the perfect solution for either on-grade or roof deck applications. Each system is customizable to the measurements and desired layout of your deck’s footprint. Tiles can be laid in both mosaic and straight board patterns depending on your taste. Each Iron Woods Deck Tile System is made with world renowned Iron Woods Ipe. Ideal for any indoor or outdoor area, including patios, balconies, walkways, gardens, spa rooms, and pool decks.
Iron Woods Garapa Gold Decking (Timber Holdings)
Iron Woods Garapa Gold is the best lower-cost alternative to Iron Woods Ipe decking. A durable,scratch-resistant, and low-maintenance hardwood, Garapa is virtually indistinguishable from Ipe when left to weather to a natural, silvery-gray patina. And unlike composite decking, Iron Woods® can always be restored to its original appearance, because the wood’s natural beauty runs through and through.
We have teamed with BlueStar to bring you over 50 individual items of Meranti items for decks and porches. Blue Star products exceed all recognized industry standards for strength, durability, pest and rot resistance. As far as installing Meranti in deck applications, product ventilation is the key element to keeping Meranti in good shape. It should never be used in applications where the deck is less than 3 feet off the ground and the bottom should never be boxed in; only lattice should be used to allow for the free flow of air.
Pressure Treated Decking
Culpeper SELECT is #1 Prime Grade lumber and our most popular premium product. Culpeper SELECT has a #1 Grade knot structure, but its most redeeming feature is what it doesn’t have. Being virtually wane-free it has four usable edges. If you are looking for a cut above regular #1 lumber, choose Culpeper SELECT – whatever your project.
European’s have been using Siberian Larch for centuries. It is still classified a softwood, but it is one of the hardest and densest of the softwoods which gives it great durability. It is actually more than twice as hard as cedar and about 30% harder than southern yellow pine. 12′ and 16′ lengths in-stock. Use stainless steel fasteners only and end-seal with Anchorseal all cuts to prevent end splitting.
Western Red Cedar is a superior all-weather decking material. A cedar wood deck is naturally resistant to decay and insect damage. Cedar wood decking has a unique grown in the woods preservative oil that means no further treatment of the deck material is needed unless the deck material is in direct contact with the ground. Cedar wood decking material has less than half the swelling and shrinking tendencies of other domestic softwoods. Our wood decking material lies flat, stays straight, retains fasteners and provides a firm base for paints and stains. This allows your cedar wood deck to age gracefully through decades of extreme weather.