An extremely dense, tight grained wood. Generally a deep rich brown with some pieces displaying red and amber hues.
Very durable and naturally resistant to decay and insects. Offers up to 75+ year lifespan.
Compare Tigerwood Decking to the Competition
Brian Young of OC Deck & Patio installed a beautiful TigerwoodDecking.com Tigerwood deck for these Southern California homeowners who were originally considering a composite material. They couldn't be happier they chose TigerwoodDecking.com Tigerwood! They love the exotic grain and think of their deck more like a piece of furniture. Why wouldn't they want to show it off?!
|Tigerwood Appearance||Light golden brown to reddish brown with irregular black and brown streaks that sets it apart from the competition.|
|Ipe Appearance||An extremely dense, tight grained wood. Generally a deep rich brown with some pieces displaying red and amber hues.|
|Tigerwood Price||Tigerwood is less expensive than Ipe.|
|Ipe Price||Ipe is a more expensive alternative.|
|Tigerwood Janka Hardness||2170 lbs|
|Ipe Janka Hardness||3600 lbs|
|Tigerwood Bending Strength||19,285 psi|
|Ipe Bending Strength||22,560 psi|
|Tigerwood Decay Resistance||Very durable and naturally resistant to decay and insects. Offers 30+ year lifespan.|
|Ipe Decay Resistance||High rating for insect (termite) and decay resistance. Offers 75+ year lifespan.|
|Although both woods are a good choice for decking, Tigerwood stands apart from the competition because of its unique looks. Tigerwood also offers almost the same strong physical characteristics of Ipe AT A FRACTION OF THE COST. Tigerwood is clearly the best decking material available in its price range.|