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.
Inset: Seasoned Batu Vertical Grain Color Variation
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.