KAYU International, Inc.
Quality Is Everything We Do
Kayu® International was founded in 1994 and is a direct importer of the finest exotic Hardwood for the U.S. and Canadian markets; providing decades of high quality hardwood, dependable Service, and affordable prices. We specialize in exotic hardwood products, including decking, tiles, flooring, and dimensional lumber. KAYU provides additional value added services such as pre-finishing and special, hard-to-get sizes and profiles.
Throughout our history our main emphasis has been focused on providing the best quality hardwoods for our customers, when they want it. With business growing solidly every year, we can honestly say we accomplish that and more. Our Distributor’s warehouses are stocked year-round in both the U.S. and Canada.
Exotic Hardwood Decking and More!
Dark Red in color, 100% clear grade hardwood decking. Also known as Red Balau, selectively selected from Indonesia. An excellent choice for outdoor decking; used by Interior Designers, Architects, Builders and Homeowners. Extremely dense, durable, kiln dried, smoothly finished and always double checked by KAYU exclusive graders.
is uniquely beautiful and a carefully selected, exotic mahogany hardwood species, also known as Dark Red Meranti. Reddish Brown, Mahogany color. When freshly installed, it displays a light Reddish Brown color. Overtime, Mahogany deepens in color to that famous Rich Red Brownish color. 100% clear grade, Extremely dense, durable, kiln dried, smoothly finished and always double checked by KAYU exclusive graders.
KAYU Siap (pre-finished)
is your ‘ready to go’
exotic hardwood deck; the perfect choice for top performance at an affordable price. Carefully selected Red Meranti hardwood with a uniform, Dark Mahogany like color, prefinished with a proprietary Mesmer’s UV Plus for Hardwood Decks. 100% clear grade, Extremely dense, durable, kiln dried, smoothly finished and always double checked by KAYU exclusive graders
is a gorgeous, dense exotic hardwood with a unique blend of rich, Golden Red/Brown colors. It is a proven performer with the ultimate combination of warmth, beauty, adaptability, durability, performance and value. 100% clear grade, Extremely dense, durable, kiln dried, smoothly finished and always double checked by KAYU exclusive graders. Priced considerably lower than Ipe with a more beautiful look and greater density (many prefer this over IPE). With a density of about 1150/mg, Ipe can’t even compare with those numbers.
KAYU Golden Balau™
is a popular choice for Indoor/ Outdoor decking; with a mixture of warm colors of Golden Browns and Light Browns. The Balau species is typically chosen for its rich hue and subtle grain; standing up to heavy use, allowing it to survive the years of trampling it will receive as part of your high traffic deck. Untreated, weathering first to a light-brown and then ultimately to a soft silver-grey patina color. 100% clear grade, Extremely dense, durable, kiln dried, smoothly finished and always double checked by KAYU exclusive graders
is one of the most visually interesting exotic hardwoods on the U.S. and Canadian market. Tigerwood is prized as much for its durability as it is its beauty. Tigerwood is as versatile as it is beautiful, and its durability makes it useful in many wood projects. It is an all-around standout for construction, especially outdoor construction, due to its weather resistance and density. With its fine straight to medium grain throughout, the risk of distortion of checking is minimal; making it ideally suited for swimming pool or hot tub surroundings. The coloration of Tigerwood is one of its greatest characteristics. It is named such because of the striking longitudinal bands running through it, which resemble tiger stripes. Fresh timbered Tigerwood has a Russet or Orange Brown color with medium to Dark Brown stripes. As the wood ages the coloration darkens slightly and the stripes become nearly black.
KAYU Genuine Teak™
Adding a genuine teak deck can be a wonderful way to turn an attractive outdoor area into a true living space. Teak has long been a top choice for outdoor decking, due to its warm Golden Brown color and durability. Unlike other lumber that is chemically treated, our teak is free from chemical toxins and is environmentally safe for your family. Teak is a close-grained hardwood with a high natural oil content. It is one of the most durable of all timbers, highly resistant to any rotting and almost impervious to the effects of hot sun, rain, frost or snow. KAYU ® genuine Teak Decking requires little or no maintenance regardless of the environment. Once seen primarily on elegant yachts and in the most extravagant estates, our KAYU ® Teak wood is plantation grown and harvested to preserve the natural teak trees, which are becoming endangered today. Specially selected and plantation grown, bringing down the price of our Teak wood and offering an affordable alternative; a premium wood of choice for designers of hotels, corporate headquarters and homes.
KAYU® Truck Decking
We serve the U.S. transportation industry for truck and trailer decking and deliver Apitong – Keruing
throughout the U.S. and Canada. Apitong – Keruing
is the leading hardwood
in use today for truck and trailer decking. Offering the best durability and life expectancy. With a Janka Side Harness as much as two times that of White Oak, these tropical hardwoods will perform in the toughest conditions. When you choose – Apitong – Keruing flooring you can look forward to a hard wearing floor that is designed to last. This type of wood has been used for flooring in trucks for more than a quarter of a century and has become an extremely popular choice amongst truck owners who want something that is durable, strong and still very affordable.
Kayu® Deck Tiles
are your answer to instantly transpire your space into a warm, beautiful outdoor / Indoor living environment. Available in different sizes to suit your needs. The Tiles can be quickly and easily installed, eliminating expensive labor cost. Installed over any ground with a relatively flat surface. KAYU ® Deck Tiles don’t require any nails, glues, hammers, special tools or skills – they just interlock together. Just like that! The Tiles can be installed in a straight direction or turned to create any pattern creating a warm and unique living space. Able to withstand the rigors of harsh climates from the desert, tropical to frozen winters, making them a perfect choice.
Nothing will affect the appearance of your home or business more dramatically than the exterior siding you choose. KAYU® Exterior Hardwood Siding provides you a great way to add color and definition to your house or business and at the same time provide benefits in terms of weathering and damage to your structure. Choosing the right material is just as important as creating the right image. While aesthetics are always important you will also want to consider the material’s durability, ability to resists water, ease of installation and versatility. KAYU® International expertly selects 100% clear grade exotic hardwoods which are extremely dense, durable, kiln dried, smoothly finished and always double checked by KAYU exclusive graders.
provide you with a great way to design your perfect space to suit the architectural style of your house or business. Hardwood for siding has been in use for centuries and Exotic Hardwood is quickly becoming a popular choice for both residential and commercial projects. Natural beauty, durability, resistance to insects, mold and mildew make hardwood a very attractive choice. While aesthetics are always important you will also want to consider the material’s durability, ease of installation and versatility. KAYU ® International expertly selects 100% clear grade exotic hardwoods which are Extremely dense, durable, kiln dried, smoothly finished and always double checked by KAYU exclusive graders.
are an ideal way to beautify your home, keep pets and children safe, and provide privacy. No matter what your end goal, our exotic hardwood is available to make your dreams become a reality. We offer our KAYU® Hardwood Fencing and Gates material in KAYU® Mahogany, KAYU® Batu and KAYU® Genuine Teak. These South East Asian exotic hardwoods create the opportunity for you to create the look you want to achieve in your home or business.
We also sell decking accessories, including stains and screws.