HOW IS GARAPA USED?
Strong, durable, and scratch-resistant, Garapa is the perfect choice for outdoor projects such as decks, porches, siding, railing, and furniture. Because it isn’t as hard as Ipe, it may not be the best choice for a commercial project that will undergo a lot of wear and tear. But for the average homeowner, a Garapa deck can easily withstand daily use.
WHAT DOES GARAPA LOOK LIKE?
Garapa is considerably lighter than Ipe. Available in shades of light yellow, bronze, and gold, this hardwood’s warm, honeyed hues are undeniably gorgeous. The graining of this exotic wood is just as appealing, similar to the fine graining of mahogany or maple. No two pieces of Garapa wood are the same – your deck will be a unique work of art.
Like Ipe, Garapa will begin to fade if it is not refinished regularly, but some people actually prefer the weathered wood’s soft silvery hue. If you’d rather keep the color of your deck as rich as the day it was installed, simply apply a UV-inhibiting oil to the surface once a year.