Three Reasons to Install Mahogany Decking

At SEAL-A-DECK we know that there are many varieties of materials that you can choose for your new deck. With so many options, it would be easy to get overwhelmed without a little help from a professional. Our expert team is here to help you analyze what’s most important for your outdoor living space and make suggestions that work well for your budget and family. Here are the top three reasons that mahogany wood is a great choice for your new decking.

Beautiful Varieties

If variety is an important selling point for your decking choice, mahogany has many options from which to choose. There are many types of hardwood classified in the mahogany family including Cambara, Sapele, and Ipe, each having its own distinctive features. Cambara will be the most affordable option out of those listed and comes in a red-brown color. There are also very few knots, if any, found in Cambara. Sapele has a similar hue as Cambara, but is much more durable. It is also slightly more expensive, but due to its durability, this investment will last for many years. Ipe wood is the most expensive on the list, but you will not find a more durable hardwood on the market. According to Improvenet, Ipe can range in color from “blackish brown to deep red, or even a yellowed olive-brown”. Not only does it give you durability, but gives you aesthetic options as well.


As mentioned previously, you cannot find another wood more durable than the family of mahogany. The only match to it is redwood, and the only thing more durable is plastic and PVC material options. The upfront investment will be more expensive, but it virtually pays for itself over time because you will not need to do nearly as much maintenance as you would with a composite or pressure-treated wood. On average mahogany wood decking costs from $7 and $9 per square foot, but it has a large return on investment.

Minimal Upkeep

One of the best things about using mahogany wood for your outdoor oasis is that you do not have to worry about frequent maintenance. It is almost a “set it and forget it” material that is amazingly durable in the New England climate. At SEAL-A-DECK, we recommend this material to customers who are looking for a beautiful wood that won’t require us to keep coming out to do repairs. You could neglect mahogany for years and professional restoration can still be done to bring it back to its pristine condition. This is truly an investment that could last you a lifetime. With our Advantage Plan, you can set your maintenance plan ahead of time to save money. You won’t have to worry about it again when we are working for you.

Install Your Dream Deck

If you are ready to get a mahogany deck installed for your home give us a call at 1-877-SEALADECK today. We will be happy to answer any questions and walk you through the installation process. You can also get a free instant quote on our website at any time of the day.


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