Tropical Hardwood decking has become popular due to its exquisite beauty, density, longevity, and rot & bug resistant properties. These precious species come from the world’s rain forests. Because of the overuse of pesticides, illegal logging of old growth timber and minimal forest management, it is imperative that we purchase only lumber certified to be sustainably harvested.
Species used for exotic decks include:
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a non-profit organization devoted to encouraging the responsible management of the world’s forests. FSC sets high standards that ensure forestry is practiced in an environmentally responsible, socially beneficial and economically viable way. The Forest Stewardship Counsel has criteria in place for forest management that addresses indigenous rights, labor rights and environmental impacts.
Landowners and companies that sell timber or forest products seek certification as a way to verify to consumers that they have practiced forestry consistent with FSC standards. Independent certification organizations are accredited by FSC to carry out assessments of forest management to determine if standards have been met. These certification organizations also verify that companies claiming to sell FSC-certified products have tracked their supply back to FSC-certified sources. This chain of custody certification assures that consumers can trust the FSC label
If you are interested in Ipe or other tropical hardwoods as decking solutions for your home, call us. It’s important to hire an experienced contractor that knows how to create a high quality end result efficiently and cost effectively. Clough has many years of experience installing Ipe and tropical hardwoods. Let us create a lasting tropical hardwood deck for your home in Marin County.
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