Specialty Woods

Specialty Woods Decking


Install Decking Using Specialty Woods

Mahogany DeckingNothing matches the appearance of high-quality wood for a deck in the backyard or around the pool. K.P. LaMarco & Associates installs decks with a variety of specialty wood species, including mahogany, teak, ipe, and Brazilian cherry. While these woods may be more expensive than some of our other decking materials, they are popular choices among many homeowners. Each species has its distinct advantages.


  • Has a natural warmth, beauty, and rich color.
  • Is strong, durable, and resistant to scratches and other damage.
  • Resists damage from rain and moisture.
  • Is less prone to splitting than other species.
  • Naturally resists rot and decay.
  • Can last 25 years or longer.


  • Has an attractive and versatile appearance. Fades to a beautiful gray or silver color as time goes by.
  • Does not require surface treatment.
  • Has natural oils that repel insects.
  • Has a non-slip surface.
  • Is easy to clean and maintain.


  • Ipe Wood DeckingDoes not rot or decay.
  • Can withstand heavy traffic and frequent use.
  • Does not scratch or splinter.
  • Has natural oils that make it extremely insect-resistant.
  • Does not absorb heat, so the surface stays cool.
  • Resists growth of mold and fungus.
  • Is more slip-resistant than some other species.
  • Lasts longer than composite decking materials.

Brazilian cherry:

  • Has beautiful colors ranging from orange-brown to deep red-brown. Some planks have contrasting gray-brown streaks. The colors grow darker and richer when they are exposed to light.
  • Closely resembles teak, but is much less expensive.
  • Is very hard and durable.
  • Resists damage from insects and termites.
  • Is extremely resistant to rot.

K.P. LaMarco & Associates installs decks made with premium specialty woods at homes throughout Connecticut.


Call us today at (203) 415-6773 to learn more about the advantages of installing a deck made from mahogany, teak, ipe, or Brazilian cherry at your house.


David & Marie Witko Homeowner, Lisbon, CT
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Thank you so much for such a job well done! Our new Roof, Siding & Windows make us feel like we live in a brand new home! We absolutely can’t wait to take advantage of our new decks! We always dreamed of having the decks off the back of our home for years and you made our dream a reality. We are so grateful for the quality of work done on our home. We will recommend K. P. LaMarco to everyone we know!

Decking Gallery

Installing a deck in your backyard will increase the amount of usable space and let you enjoy spring and summer days and evenings in the great outdoors. K.P. LaMarco & Associates can install a new deck and railings at your home that will let you enjoy nature and increase your house’s value.
Most homeowners choose wood for their decks. You have many options, including mahogany, teak, ipe, and Brazilian cherry. Composite and PVC decks are becoming increasingly popular with homeowners who want the appearance of wood without the maintenance that is typically required. Click through the images in the gallery to see some of the decks we have created for our satisfied customers.