Purpleheart, is resistant to rot and decay and has excellent durability making it a prime decking choice. This sustainably sourced, tropical hardwood is tough and strong with stellar weatherability properties. TerraMai Reservoir ReclaimedTM woods have been lying perfectly preserved but submerged for decades in reservoirs created by hydroelectric damming of rivers in the tropics. We are carefully removing, drying and milling this lost and forgotten resource as an environmentally viable tropical hardwood decking option. Purpleheart is unique in that it does not grey with age and exposure to UV light like most woods but becomes a dark brown with a touch of purple.
Source: Reclaimed from reservoirs in the tropics.
Species: Peltogyne paniculata
Colors: Purplish brown to eggplant purple. Ages to a dark brown with a hint of purple.
Net Dimensions: 7/8" thick x 5" wide x 6' to 12' random lengths
Millwork: Surfaced four sides (S4S) with four edges beveled. DeckWise clip system profile (5/32" height x 1/2" depth).
Character: As with most exterior woods, over time and exposure to the elements, Purpleheart will develop shallow surface checking. This does not affect structural performance of the material.
Finish: Material is available unfinished or pre-finished (exterior commercial grade clear oil applied to all sides).
Pricing: $9.95/lineal foot
Volume discounts available: Email your rep.