Hardwood, Redwood & Cedar
Wood decks have a warm, natural look and feel that is perfect for bridging your indoor and outdoor spaces. Karpentor offers a wide selection of gorgeous and durable wooden deck options to fit all styles and budgets, including, hardwood, cedar, redwood, and pressure treated.
Hardwood decks provide gorgeous, durable, low maintenance deck options with a rich, natural warmth and beauty. Ipe, massaranduba, cumaru, red tauari, tigerwood, and Philippine mahogany are just some of the beautiful tropical hardwoods available for residential decking. These exotic, rich-grained woods are extremely hard, naturally resistant to insects, mold and rot, and very durable.
Ipe (which is pronounced ee-pay) is a popular hardwood for decks due to its extreme hardness and durability and its clean and rich look whether oiled or left untreated. Ipe is the most dense wood used for decking. Ipe does not have to be chemically treated like some other woods due to its natural resistance to insects, and has a beautiful natural variation in colour. The fire spread rating for Ipe is the same as for concrete or steel.
Hardwood is one of the most beautiful of all decking materials. Hardwood decks are usually oiled once a year to preserve the rich brownish colour of the lumber, and to protect the wood from the effects of harsh weather and sun.
Although this is the most beautiful hardwood decking, it is also the most expensive due to the extensive labour required, and the exotic origins of the wood.
Redwood is abundant, renewable, and energy-efficient, and is grown and harvested with sound forest management practices and the highest environmental standards in the world, which make it an environmentally responsible choice as well.
Redwood’s best quality is its rich beauty. The warmth and rich luxury of genuine redwood is not only affordable, but adds great value to your home. Redwood delivers natural beauty and durability, as well as a natural resistance to shrinking, warping, and checking (small splits). Redwood decks can be restored repeatedly with minimal effort and cost.
Cedar is straight grained, easy to work with, and is naturally resistant to rot, decay moisture, mold and insect damage due to the natural compounds it contains. Cedar decks are also wonderfully aromatic, hold solid or transparent stains, varnishes, and oil finishes well, and have a warm, natural look and feel that will lend beauty to your home. Cedar is one of the most beautiful and durable natural materials available, and cedar decks will leave your home looking beautiful for years to come.
Cedar decks will weather to a grey colour over time if not properly protected, so they need to be sealed or stained every 1-2 years. With proper maintenance, your cedar decks should last 15-20 years.
Cedar is also ideal for fences, gazebos, pergolas, benches and more.In addition to redwood decks, hardwood decks, and cedar decks, Karpentor provides a wide variety of additional services for decks, fences, and home renovations to Hamilton, Ancaster, Dundas, Flamborough, Waterdown Burlington, Oakville, Kitchener, Guelph, Cambridge, Waterloo, Milton, and St. Catharines, including:
- PVC Fences
- Composite Decks
- Hardwood, Redwood & Cedar
- Multilevel Decks
- Custom Decks
- Aluminum Decks
- Aluminum Fences
- Wrought Iron Fences
- Wood Fences
- Custom Fences
- Chain-link Fences
- Vinyl Fences