Class A Deck Contractor Compares Batu to Ipe

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KAYU Batu hardwood deck

A KAYU Batu Deck Built by Class A Deck Builder, Bruce in Virginia.

“I am a Class A deck and patio contractor in the Central Virginia area.  I’ve used exotic hardwoods on deck projects for decades and have always used Ipe until I was recently introduced to KAYU Batu.  I’ve been using KAYU Batu for over two years now with outstanding results and honestly would not go back to Ipe.  Batu’s density is very comparable to Ipe, but the color is much more consistent with the KAYU Batu.  Ipe has a wider range of color variation and I’ve found that most of my clients prefer the more consistent KAYU. Once they’re told of the price difference they’re absolutely sold on the KAYU.  As a high-end deck builder with an impeccable reputation for material selection and craftsmanship, I highly recommend KAYU exotic hardwood as the decking product of choice when the client prefers a high-end “natural” product for the mid-grade price.”

Bruce, Richmond, Virgina

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