Products in this category would include Ipe, Brazilian Redwood, Mahogany, Cumaru, and many others. Generally these products are harvested in South America. Few would argue that these products are among the most visually appealing of what is currently available. These products boast a density and resistance to scratching that most composites and traditional wood decking cannot duplicate. These products do not install as quickly as other alternatives, and also cost more from a material standpoint. In most situations, tropical hardwoods will be the most costly choice in comparison to their competition.
Reports on how these hardwoods fare in Colorado's climate will vary as well, with some indicating that a wood species grown in such a humid and tropical environment does not age and weather consistently in our dry and arid climate we have here. As a category in general, our projects have very few installations of tropical hardwoods.