Batu (Red Balau) Decking

Widely considered the Mahogany of Indonesia, Batu hardwood decking is a rare Indonesian wood, which comes in an elegant range of reddish brown tones with an even texture.

Batu’s strikingly rich appearance gives an outdoor project the look of luxury, but at a considerably lower price than most other tropical hardwoods. Batu, which means “rock” in Indonesian, is also resistant to scratches, dents and abrasions, which is another testament to its durability.


Batu is an economical hardwood decking material that resists rot, decay, termites and mold, and can last 30-plus years.

With splinter-free boards that are smooth to the touch, Batua is considered a premium hardwood, free of defects and knots.

Ideal for a variety of applications, from decks to fences and privacy screens, Batu delivers the classic look of more expensive woods with its superior finish.  If left untreated, as with all natural hardwoods, your deck will turn a silvery grey color. Versatile and durable, Batu is an ideal choice for those seeking a deck with the classic look of genuine Mahogany, without the costly upkeep.

Batu thrives in any environment from dry and hot to humid and has a Class A flame spread rating from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

Batu Benefits & Fast Facts

What Are The Benefits Of Batu Decking?

Strong and Durable

An extremely stable, dense and durable hardwood, Batu has a Janka Hardness of 2,100 lbs and is a very strong hardwood.

Long Lifespan

As Batu is a premium hardwood, this Indonesian decking resists the elements (when maintained), and can last over 30+ years.

Warm Coloration

With an elegant range of reddish brown tones and an even texture, Batu has a similar warm color tones as California Redwood.
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This beautiful, long-lasting decking option may be a tropical hardwood, but is priced at a much more affordable price point.

Flame Resistance

Similar to most hardwoods, Batu received an A-class rating by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

Withstands The Elements

This economical hardwood decking resists rot, decay, termites and mold and can be used in a variety of applications.

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