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For centuries, exotic wood materials have captivated homeowners and designers with their uniquely beautiful hues and details. Tigerwood is no exception. As its name suggests, this exotic wood has patterns of black and brown streaks running throughout the golden-toned and sometimes reddish-brown background. Naturally resistant to rot and decay, Tigerwood is known for its durability and 30+ year lifespan without added preservatives or extreme maintenance measures. 

Tigerwood is actually a colloquial name that was adopted from the species, Goncalo Alves. This species originates in Brazil and is sometimes referred to as Brazilian Koa, Zebrawood, and Muiracatiara. As mentioned, the material is known for its durability. It is the third strongest wood species that RMFP supplies, and is guaranteed to last. Tigerwood isn’t subject to beetle attacks and makes for great flooring and decking in most locations and types of residences or commercial properties. Homeowners love its hard surface because it can generally hold up against scratches from furniture, pets, and everyday mishaps of life. Decks tend to see a high volume of foot traffic especially in the summer months, so it’s a good idea to install one constructed with a material trusted by the industry and built to last. 

Beyond its incredibly functional and long-lasting features, Tigerwood is a beautiful material that is sure to stand out from the rest. Let your personality shine through with the one-of-a-kind details and designs that Tigerwood provides to any outdoor space. The natural intricacy and creativity the wood provides is great when combined with any natural surroundings of your property. You’ll notice that many composite and faux wood decking materials on the market will try to mimic the stunning features that Tigerwood has. At the end of the day though, none can come close to its immeasurable beauty and distinctive characteristics that Tigerwood possesses. 

Advantages of Tigerwood Decking


As if Tigerwood wasn’t amazing enough, it also has the added bonus of seamless installation. Decks can be a hassle to build, and Tigerwood aims to reduce the stress and guarantee strength and good looks for decades to come. On top of that, Tigerwood decking requires little upkeep and maintenance to stay looking new and lasting long. Oftentimes with natural wood decking, you’ll have to frequently power wash or re-stain the surface every now and again. Many wood species are also quite susceptible to pests and rot and need to be thoroughly looked over to ensure no damage has been done or repairs are needed. But with Tigerwood, we recommend giving your deck a good look through every few years or so due to its natural resistance and longevity guarantee. 


Beyond Tigerwood’s ability to resist rot and decay, it also does a fantastic job of holding up to sun damage. This is an especially desirable feature to have for a deck because it’ll often be exposed to higher levels of sunlight and other external weather conditions than we may initially consider. Even for those who live in areas with minimal sunlight or are planning to shade the majority of your deck, Tigerwood will retain its strength and resistance all the same. The hardness of the wood allows for negligible to no scratching or general wear and tear. If you’re looking for a deck to stay looking new from day 1 of installation to 30 years down the road, Tigerwood is the decking material for you.


Tigerwood’s high density allows for minimal warping, splintering, and cracking. As many deck owners unfortunately know, many decking materials are susceptible to warping in unpredictable climates. Warping is one of the most common reasons for deck repairs and unsatisfactory experiences. Tigerwood prevents all of that worry with its naturally dense physical makeup. Depending on your area’s humidity and climate, wood is known to splinter and crack. With Tigerwood, you can be sure your deck will be good as new in any environment for as long as you need. 


Tigerwood is a responsibly harvested and truly renewable resource. Everyone wants to do their part and contribute to the environmental efforts in any way they can, and installing a deck with Tigerwood is a simple way to make that happen. 

To learn more about Tigerwood or to get started, give our specialists a call or visit today. We’d be happy to help you with all of your decking materials needs!