Tigerwood Decking

Tigerwood Decking

TigerDeck Tigerwood Specie Technical Specifications

TigerDeck® is the largest importer and seller of Tigerwood decking in the United States. We spent 3 years testing and comparing numerous hardwood species to come up with what we believe to be the "finest decking system", integrating a strong, durable and striking specie with the best hidden fastening system. At TigerDeck®, each board is USA grade stamped to American Lumber Standards. 

Other Names

Astronium spp, Muiracatiara, Mura, Goncalo Alves, Kingwood, Zebrawood, Zorrowood 


Geographic Specifications

Astronium spp. is a common tree with an area of natural distribution from Mexico and the Caribbean through Central America and South America, to the Andes Mountains in the west and south to Argentina. There are no US CITES regulations (reciprocal international eco-region treaties concerning threatened or endangered species) with the references to Astronium. It is found at altitudes ranging from 500 to 3,000 feet, but is most common at 1,500 to 1,800 feet in both dry and humid forests. It has a short lifespan of 60-90 years and must have well drained soils to reach maturity. It is considered a good candidate for plantation farming with easy germination, wide habitat range and 35 to 45 year merchantable harvest rotations. 


Tigerwood is a visually striking exotic hardwood from Central and South America, that varies in color from reds to dark brown tones, with pronounced variform black striping. Tigerwood is one of the most durable hardwoods in the world, with a Janka hardness rating of 2,160 lbs., making for a long lasting and low maintenance deck. Available deck board widths are 4" and 6". Please see our Product Specifications for more information. 

Janka Hardness:  2,160 lbs
Stiffness (MOE):  2,230 (x 1000 psi)
Durability:  Extremely Durable
Bending Strength (psi @ 12%):  16,620
Density (KG/m3):  930
Life Expectancy:  50+ Years

Tigerwood Decking Comparison Chart