Garapa - This essence is used to make portions of small to medium sized floors and decks, subject to low to medium foot traffic for private and residential settings. Its colour and price make it a popular alternative to teak.Thanks to its characteristics, this essence can be used for cladding the facades of buildings. If it is exposed to water or moisture before it is oiled, dark spots may appear on the surface of the strips. It is recommended to always oil the wood prior to installation.Ravaioli Legnami recommends installation with visible screws to a substructure with a 45 cm interaxis. Before installation, it is advisable to keep the material securely strapped on pallets and possibly stored in a shaded area, protected from inclement weather and atmospheric agents.When wood is exposed to sunlight and inclement weather, its tone will naturally be altered and its colour will fade over time. Regular maintenance with oils can slow down this process.