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12 Feb

Why are Exotic Hardwoods Widely Used for Exterior Applications?

In a lot of people’s eyes, exotic hardwoods are the perfect building material because of their extremely dense core which not only makes them strong but also mold resistant, impervious to insects and the reason that they are classified as a class A fire rated material. Exotic hardwoods not only add value to your home or commercial space, but also add a luxurious, timeless look. With 5 species of tropical timber to choose from, Red Balau, Yellow Balau (Yellow Bangkirai), Dark Red Meranti, IPE and Cumaru, these tropical hardwoods are often used as a decking material or for pergolas, fencing, privacy screens, siding, and soffits.

What are the features of exotic hardwoods that make them a great building material?
- 100% clear grade
- Impervious to insects
- Resistance to mold & mildew
- Highest possible Class A flame spread - the dense core of the wood limits oxygen
- Strong material – due to its high density, exotic hardwoods are resistant to warping
- Lasts a lifetime – with minimal maintenance, exotic hardwoods will stand the test of time

Everything Exterior Store specializes in Kayu Batu Exotic Hardwood Lumber as well as other products for your Edmonton home exterior. All exotic hardwoods species are on display at our showroom, which is located on the south side of Edmonton.  


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