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Tigerwood vs. TimberTech (Install & upkeep)

14 years ago

We've narrowed down our material choices to either Tigerwood or Timbertech. The lumberyard we're working with gave us prices for both and TT is almost 2x the price per linear foot of TGW.

When looking at price however, I'm more concerned with posts, fasteners, tread, etc, since the actual planks are so little of the overall project.

We're also concerned with maintenance. We are wanting to be fairly LM, and thought TGW was a good wood for that, but a man we talked to at a hardwood store said it needed to be sealed 3 times a year the first few years and once a year thereafter.

Another concern of mine is scratching. I have three great danes and when ice/snow forms on the deck, they dig at it to eat it. I watched our old ratty deck lose all of it's stain this winter.

Asetics aside, for overall cost, ease of installation (my carpenter husband and carpenter brother-in-law will install) and ease of maintenance, is tigerwood or TT preferred?

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