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Mahogany

Mahogany is another hardwood brought in from South America. Its much softer than ipe but is still considered a hardwood. 

Mahogany tends to be a lighter reddish brown and sometimes pinkish in color

Mahogany has a life expectancy of 15 - 20 years

 

 

 

 

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Clear Cedar

Clear Cedar wood gets it name simply because its cedar without knots exposed. Clear Cedar typically comes in from Canada.

Cedar tends to be reddish or light tan brown color. Cedar is naturally insect resistant. 

There is really no structural or life expectancy different between knotty cedar and clear cedar. Its simply just the aesthetics.

Clear Cedar has a life expectancy of 15 - 20 years

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Bluestone

Bluestone paver are used indoor and outdoor because of their unique beauty, sturdiness, and versatile nature. They are also perfect for areas frequented by people or are constantly wet and slippery such as pool areas, walkways, driveways, steps, patios, and more. Bluestone pavers can withstand normal wear-and-tear and damages caused by constant exposure to changing weather or climate.

The beauty of bluestone is that every paver unit is unique from all the others, particularly in the color tone or shade.

One of the downsides to bluestone is that it is porous therefore its susceptible to staining.

 

 

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Ipe

Ipe is a hardwood known by many as Brazillian Hardwood. Ipe wood typically grows in tropical South-Central America.

Ipe is one of the hardest woods on the planet. Its also nicknamed "Iron Wood". It is very durable. Its color is reddish brown and will keep its color if it is oiled twice a year, but will turf a silvery gray color if not oiled. Both options are very desirable!

Ipe has a life expectancy of 25 plus years

 

 

 

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Knotty Cedar

Knotty Cedar wood gets it name simply because its cedar with knots exposed. Cedar is typically harvested here in the US.

Cedar tends to be reddish or light tan brown color. Cedar is naturally insect resistant. 

This is a much softer wood then Ipe and Mahogany which makes its much easier to work with. But it also makes it more susceptible to scratches and dents over time.

Cedar has a life expectancy of 15 - 20 years

 

 

 

 

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Porcelain Deck Tiles

Porcelain pavers are a great solution for any outdoor space. They are stain, scratch and frost resistant. They are light weight and fire proof. They can be placed on pedestals, directly set into concrete or compact sand or gravel. 

Porcelain pavers are also a great alternative to the very heavy concrete rooftop pavers for buildings with roof load limitations.

 

 

Cambridge Pavers

DCL Outdoor Contracting often uses Cambridge products for their interlocking Pavingstones system and retaining walls.

Cambridge products can be use for patios, pool decks, walkways, driveways, retaining walls, planters, and more. Cambridge pavers are basically maintenance free and a great alternative to the pricey natural stone pavers.

DCL Outdoor Contracting is a certified  Cambridge installer.