KAYU®- Batu ™ Hardwood versus IPE Hardwood

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KAYU® Batu ™ is uniquely beautiful; darker reddish-brown in color and is a carefully selected Red Balau hardwood species; the result of over 30 years of extensive worldwide importing of hardwoods for the U.S. and Canadian markets. A proven performer for decades.   Compare… Batu and Ipe are two of the highest density, quality and […]

KAYU Exotic Hardwood Decking – Start Living Your Dream

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KAYU ® International has skillfully provided our customers with Quality Lumber, Dependable Service at Affordable Prices for more than 20 years now! Our Owner and President, Steve Wilson, has been in the Lumber Industry for more than 40 years and began Importing Lumber from SE Asia in the early 80’s. He continues to acquire KAYU’s […]

Build Beautiful Decks With Authentic SE Asian Wood!

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KAYU ® Batu (Red Balau) Decking KAYU ® Batu is also known as Red Balau and is a vibrant Dark Red in color. Batu is a prevalent choice of wood because of its durability and resistance to insects, twisting and warping.  Also worthy of noting, because of its excessively hard density and elevated oil content […]

KAYU Golden Balau Compared to Teak Decking

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Teak is a popular choice for hardwoods.  Here it is Compared to KAYU Golden Balau KAYU Golden Balau (aka Yellow Balau and Bangkirai) and Teak are exotic hardwoods similar in many ways. They both have a rich, golden brown color and have a high oil content which makes both hardwoods very durable and resistant to […]

Wood Decking – Batu – Red Balau Hardwood Decking

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Wood Decking KAYU ® Batu Red Balau is a dense and resilient wood with a dark red color KAYU ® International specializes in exotic hardwood products, including decking, flooring, truck & trailer decking and dimensional lumber.  KAYU provides additional value added services such as pre-finishing and special, hard to get sizes and profiles. Our exotic […]

KAYU Batu versus Ipe

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KAYU Batu is a carefully selected Balau hardwood species imported from Indonesia.  This gorgeous Mahogany like wood is 100% natural, non-toxic, real wood.  Prior to shipment, every piece of KAYU Batu is inspected by a KAYU exclusive grader in South East Asia and then again at one of KAYU’s warehouses once it arrives in the […]

Red Balau Batu Hardwood Decking

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KAYU Batu (Red Balau) Hardwood Decking Natural Beauty for Generations    KAYU Batu (Red Balau) is a dense and durable hardwood with a beautiful, rich, dark red Mahogany color. Uniquely beautiful – 100% Natural – KAYU® Batu hardwood  is a carefully selected, 100% clear grade imported hardwood with with a dark red color.  It is even […]