We get a lot of searches for Massaranduba on our website, so thought I would update folks with some info from Advantage Lumber, whom we order our exotic hardwood decking from:
What is Massaranduba Decking? Massaranduba (pronounced Ma-Sa-Ran-Doo-bah) is a hardwood native to South America. It bears the distinction of being one of the most beautiful and hardest woods in the world. One surprising fact about this natural hardwood is how well it performs under heavy load (bending strength) tests. These tests revealed that, as a decking material, Massaranduba is twice as strong as California Redwood and is even stronger than Ipe decking.
Sure, those technical statistics are impressive. But, the real driving force behind the popularity of our Massaranduba decking centers on one thing...that beautiful velvet red look. Many of our customers call us asking for California Redwood only to switch when they see the rich red look of Massaranduba.
Below are both a deck and a porch that we installed Massaranduba on when we first started installing the hardwoods. If anyone has any other questions, please feel free to call or email at anytime.