Why Brazilian hardwood? We like hardwood for several reasons. First, long life: Hardwoods will last 40 years with little maintenance. Second, the amazing durability of these woods - they are virtually scratch proof. Third, safety: Hardwoods have the same fire rating as concrete - they simply will not burn. Finally, beauty: Nothing says 'nice deck' like these fine woods! Contact us for more information on a Brazilian hardwood deck or pergola.