Tigerwood is Long-Lasting and Low-Maintenance
Usually, when you compare composite decking to wood decking, composite comes out ahead. Even though the initial costs of building a composite deck are higher than a wood one, the maintenance costs and longer life span of composite make it a better deal in the long run.
Tigerwood, however, may be even more economical than composite decking materials. Tigerwood is more expensive than most hardwoods, but it’s less costly than most composite materials. Similar to composite, it requires no maintenance thanks to its naturally high oil content. It’s water-resistant and doesn’t need a sealant. It lasts as long if not longer than composite decks.
If you compare ownership costs for a deck over 30 years, tigerwood comes out on top, despite the higher material and installation costs.
Tigerwood Offers Durability and Beauty
Tigerwood is becoming a popular decking material because, aside from offering stunning aesthetics, it is durable and cheaper than you realize. Compared to composite, tigerwood is less costly and lasts longer.
Pro tip: While tigerwood is insect-resistant, you might benefit from organic pest control to protect your home and deck.
Tigerwood Resists Heat and Moisture
We like using tigerwood for outdoor furniture and decking because it’s very hard wood. It’s resistant to heat and moisture, which makes it great for any outdoor usage.
Most of the time, it’s dried quite a lot before being used, which is great. It makes varnishing and treating [the wood] much easier than something like teak.
The one downside of tigerwood is that it’s very porous. So, if you’re using it for flooring or decking, it will soak up any spills very quickly if it’s not treated properly.
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