Structural Wood TilesBlack Locust and Ipe wood structural tiles
Architrex structural wood tiles offer a simple way to create solid wood surfaces over sloping or uneven exterior substrates such as rooftops, courtyards, terraces, pool surrounds etc. for both residential and commercial applications. These tiles are not interlocking like our SwiftDeck deck tiles which feature an integrated plastic base, but are solid wood tiles specifically designed to be supported by fixed height or adjustable height pedestals, eliminating the need for wood or steel supporting structures.
The 24″ x 24″ (nom.) prefabricated panels are constructed of 13/16″ wood slats screwed to three solid wood support battens with stainless steel screws, creating a tile with exceptional strength, durability and resistance to flexing.
We offer structural tiles in two wood species:
Ipe – sourced from Bolivia; tiles manufactured in Bolivia.
Black Locust – sourced from the USA and listed by the Rainforest Alliance as one of the most preferred alternatives to tropical hardwoods for outdoor applications; tiles manufactured in the USA.
- high resistance to termites, decay and mold
- very hard and dense
- wear resistant and scuff resistant
- Class B fire rating
- high bending and shearing strength
- high resistance to warping and twisting
- weathers without splintering
- sustainable and environmentally friendly hardwood
- hard and dense
- Class A fire rating
- indigenous to the USA – strongest and stiffest domestic timber
- fast growth – only 20 to 40 years for quality sawlogs
- high resistance to decay, insects and mildew
- tight grained, golden to brown color, similar to teak
- does not retain as much heat as darker woods.
|Standard tile sizes||23 7/16” x 23 7/16” or 23 7/8″ x 23 7/8″
23 7/16″ x 47″
|23 7/8” x 23 7/8”|
|Tile weight||23 lb||21 lb|
|Tile height||1 11/16″||1 11/16″|
|Slats per tile||8||8|
|Width of slats||2 7/8″||2 7/8″|
|Slat spacing||3/16″ approx.||3/16″ approx.|
|Ends & sides finish||S4S E4E (radius 1/8″)||S4S E6E (radius 1/8″)|
|End treatment||waxed with paraffin|
|Surface finish||not coated with oil||coated with VOC free natural oil with UV inhibitors|
|Fixing screws||stainless steel||stainless steel 305|
|Botanical name||Tabebuia sp.||Robinia Pseudoacacia|
|Color||Reddish brown, but can vary from olive brown to blackish||Golden brown|
fine to medium texture
|Tight, straight grain,
|Density||64 lb/ft3||43 lb/ft3|
|Durability||Class 1 (min. 25 years life)||Class 1 (min. 25 years life)|
|Hardness (Janka)||3680 (very hard)||1700 (hard)|
|Decay resistance||1 (very resistant)||1-2 (resistant-very resistant)|
|Fire resistance (ASTM E84‐16)||Class B||Class A|
|Flame spread index||35||25|
|Modulus of rupture||22,600 psi||19,400 psi|
|Modulus of elasticity||21,600 MPa||14,100 MPa|
|Crushing strength||13,000 lbf/in2||10,200 lbf/in2|
|Shrinkage||7% tangential, 6% radial||7.2% tangential, 4.6% radial|
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