When it comes to construction materials, Ecotopes favors the most long-lasting, versatile + beautiful options available. We use only sustainably harvested Brazilian hardwoods for furnishings, fixtures + decking.
These hardwoods create an outstanding active surface, one that’s programmed for any human usage level. Great for treads on decks + steps, but also seating + dining.
Ecotopes has two favorite hardwoods: garapa + ipe. Garapa is golden + gorgeous, while ipe is dense + chocolatey. There are several other varieties of exotic hardwood that we’d be happy to work with too, like tigerwood, cumaru, or bamboo.
EXTENDED CARE INSTRUCTIONS
Supported by ongoing research, Ecotopes is recommending the annual use of Austrailian hardwood oil or Brazillian rosewood oil for exotic hardwoods used as a walking surface. For seating, we recommend treating with varnish every other year.
Ecotopes seeks to promote selective harvesting of trees using the techniques established by the Tropical Forest Foundation to protect forest canopy, seed trees and water sources which provides for conservation and utilization of forest resources. Learn more at www.iwpawood.org.
Projects that significantly feature exotic hardwood surface(s):