Local to the South-West of Australia, Jarrah is a highly favored timber. It is prized for its deep, rich, mahogany colouring and amazing grain characteristics. It is strong and durable (being a class 2 hardwood) providing natural resistance to termites.
While the natural gum lines found in Jarrah decking provide a fabulous character, these gum lines can be problematic if installed in exposed areas with excessive moisture. Opening of the gum pockets may occur over time in these conditions. Additionally, the rich mahogany colouring will bleach if exposed to the harsh sun resulting in a grey appearance.
Jarrah is harvested under sustainable forest management practices by the West Australian government. After every harvest, the forest is then replanted to ensure that it is available for the use of future generations.