Exotic Hardwood Decking,

Legendary Performance™

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 at Affordable Prices.

Quality Is Everything We Do


KAYU BATU™ is dark red in color, 100% clear grade hardwood decking. Also known as Red Balau, selectively selected from Indonesia. Learn More »



KAYU BORNEO-MAHOGANY™ is uniquely beautiful and a carefully selected, exotic mahogany hardwood species, also known as Dark Red Meranti. Learn More »

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KAYU GOLDEN™ is a popular choice for Indoor/ Outdoor decking; with a mixture of warm colors of Golden Browns and Light Browns. Learn More »


We offer an extensive selection of the finest quality hardwoods selected from around the world. View more on our hardwood decking products page. Learn More »

Throughout our history our main emphasis has always 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 have accomplished that and more. Our warehouses are stocked nation-wide, year round and are located on both the West Coast and East Coast.

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. KAYU® continues to maintain and purchase exotic hardwood for decades from many of the same Mill Owners.

A specialized team based out of Wilsonville, Oregon makes frequent visits each year to South East Asia to better communicate customer needs to the overseas purchasing staff and suppliers. Supported by full time and highly skilled experts, the Malaysian and Indonesian KAYU team continuously and extensively is; negotiating the best prices, ensuring quality control and expediting shipments. Additionally, KAYU offers the most advantageous shipping and logistical support, as well as constant monitoring of our U.S. and Canadian inventory.

With this level of experience and success you can be reassured that you will be getting the high quality products you need and the service you deserve.

KAYU®-Golden™ is a Balau / Bankirai hardwood species

Are you looking to build a Deck?   You’ve come to the right place.  Kayu International has been successfully Importing Tropical Hardwood since 1994 and has earned the reputation of being one of the world’s largest serving Direct Importers of the finest Tropical Hardwood.  We except nothing but the very best Hardwood from our mills.  Kayu® Legendary Performance™ At Kayu® we offer only a few carefully chosen select species and are extremely meticulous when sourcing; careful of who we use as manufacturers and ensure quality control by having our own exclusive

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Kayu® Tongue and Groove Ceiling Installation – Tropical Hardwood

Tongue and Groove Porch Flooring Installation Guides

Kayu® Legendary Performance™ At Kayu® we offer a few select species and are extremely meticulous when sourcing; careful of who we use as manufacturers and ensure quality control by having our own exclusive graders at the mill, inspecting every board.  Our Tropical Hardwood includes the very best hardwood species available, anywhere.  Exotically gorgeous, exceptionally durable and sustainable   harvested.  Compared to other commonly used woods, Kayu® is much superior in the vast majority of cases and in all comparisons we know of; outlasting and outperforming other materials. Our guideline here is

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Kayu® Tropical Hardwood Porches

Kayu® Tropical Hardwood Porches Balau, Ipe, Merbau, Mahogany, Meranti

At Kayu® International, we have the most incredible Tropical Hardwood which possess an amazing combination of beauty and performance, strength, and durability that is superior among even the finest porch materials available, today The front porch has evolved along with the quickening pace of everyday life. Porches were originally designed to create a more tolerable living space — a place for rest, relaxation and cooling breezes. Their decline can be attributed to many things: air conditioning, cars, radios, televisions, backyard decks. But despite modern conveniences, we can still revive the

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KAYU® Tropical Interlocking-Deck Tiles Balau

Dream it! Build it! – KAYU®- Deck Tiles™ Transform a plain space into a stunning deck for the outdoors or indoors, quickly and easily.  Interlocking tabs on all four sides ensure simple DIY installation No special tools, no adhesives, no nails and screws are required; just bring your handsaw to cut any tiles to fit remaining gaps or corners. Our KAYU®- Deck Tiles™ are constructed from KAYU®-Batu™, which is uniquely beautiful; darker reddish-brown in color and is a carefully select Red Balau hardwood species.  The tiles can be installed over

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Tropical Hardwood Fences and Posts Balau, Borneo Mahogany, Ipe

My husband often uses the phrase that “good fences make good neighbors.” He is definitely right. A well-designed, well-constructed fencing not only defines your own outdoor spaces and adds to your property value;. It also influences your neighbors’ outdoor space and can enhance the aesthetic value of your entire community. Red Balau fence and Gate. Brentwood, CA. Photo credit www.california-decks.com At Kayu® , we offer many different Topical Harwood Fence Materials that are proven performers in the most demanding applications with a class A Frame Spread Rating (same as concrete

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