Green Features of Decking Tiles

Less Wood The difference between conventional decking and Eco Decking Tiles,
in terms of USAGE of timber is vast: For 100 m2 of decking, conventional decking
uses in terms of area a total of 100m2, our product has a 5-mm gap between each
wood slat, therefore in terms of area, it uses 92.32 m2 of timber.
However in terms of volume, there is an even larger difference, for 1" thick
conventional decking, the total m3 used for the same 100m2 of decking is 2.54 m3,
because our product uses a 15-mm thick lumber, the m3 usage of timber is 1.04m3.
As a total for every 100m2 in terms of area the savings is 7.68m2, and in terms of
volume, the savings is 1.5m3. And this is NOT considering the wastage when
cutting conventional decking, which is about 10 to 20%.  For every CNTR
(approximate of 1,300 m2) we save in terms of lumber a total of 99.84 m2, and in
terms of volume, a total of 13.52 m3 (for your info, a 20' Container of conventional
decking has no more than 18m3). This is an enormous amount of lumber that is
saved, while providing a gorgeous deck with even a better look.

Sustainable woods All of our hardwoods are purchased through certified
sustainable forestry programs including lumber providers that carry FSC
certification (codes and documentation available upon request).   We are the only
manufacturer to provide a high quality certified decking tile. We are proud
members of the USGBC and are have provided funding for the lengthy process to
build and provide FSC certified decking tiles in North America.  These programs
are important for the lumber industry to co-exist with the demand for hardwoods in
the decking industry. By purchasing from us you are supporting the programs
endorsed by the FSC that we have supported over the years.  Our decking tiles
provide critical financial assistance and incentive to landowners who would
normally sell land for agriculture, this is the number one way to stop de-forestation.
By buying only from approved lumber providers we have created an incentive to
others in the area to follow FSC lumber procedures.  The value of sustain-ability is
recognized in these programs for future economic resources to the region.  

Our product is portable and re-usable.  Products that are re-usable and do not
need to be discarded for many years of use,  are green!  This is a term used for
materials that do not go to dump once used for a few years but rather can be
picked up and used elsewhere for years to come.  This protects your investment in
the material and ensures future use of the material in another living space.  A
simple coat of penetrating wood oil and the tiles will look new,  no environmentally
damaging treatments need be applied.

Deck tiles install over existing surfaces.  Another important green feature as
most materials require demolition or removal of a previous material to build new.  
Traditional decking removal (old Decks) stresses our landfills with concrete and
chemically treated wood. If possible, why not leave the existing framing and
resurface with our deck tiles.

The use of "shorts".  The Deck tiles use the "shorts" of the wood industry which
are pieces typically not able to be used for fine furniture or decking and flooring
boards.  Whenever possible these "shorts" can be used to make our products are.
This maximizes the use of the wood and makes sure none of it goes to waste.  We
would rather buy this quality wood and use them to make our beautiful deck tiles.
For example our Masaranduba rosewood is purchased from furniture companies
as shorts or end pieces that would typically be discarded.  This wood is of
incredible quality being used for high grade exterior furniture.
Some Useful Links to learn
about sustainable forestry
Our wood is certified and
endorsed through the
Superintendencia Forestal Di
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Latest News
March 09

We are now producing our Ipe,
Curupay and Garapa tiles in
FSC certified woods.   Lead
times may be up to 45-60 days.
Our modular deck tiles have been the number one in quality and durability across the nation for over 5 years and over 10 years internationally .