Mangaris® decking installation in Los Angeles
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Mangaris® decking installation in Los Angeles
Mangaris® decking installation at Calistoga Ranch
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Mangaris® decking installation at Calistoga Ranch
Mangaris® decking installation
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Tata Enterprises Inc
2177 Harbor Bay Pkwy, Alameda, CA 94502
(510) 865-8888

Mangaris® is a registered brand of top quality hardwood decking line manufactured from naturally durable species such as Mangaris® Red (red balau), Mangaris® Diamond (merbau) and Mangaris® E·deck (plantation rubber wood). Mangaris® guarantees premium grade selection of material and quality assurance in production, offering 20 years warranty against rot and decay.

As the exclusive owner of Mangaris® brand, Tata Enterprises, Inc. is supported by 40 years of manufacturing experience of its founders, serving Japan, Europe, Canada, and US, and a complete line of production facilities in Indonesia. Having the expertise, reliable and cost effective manufacturing source, we are able to constantly focus on improving, developing and providing high quality wood products and services.

Mangaris Red and Mangaris Diamond are Class A rated building materials by California State Fire Marshal. Certification documents: Mangaris Red | Mangaris Diamond.

our deck put the fire out by itself… no damage to the framing lumber

See pictures and testimonial from our clients.

® Decking

Mangaris® Red Decking

Mangaris® Red is produced from a genuine Red Balau species which is hard, clear grade, tight and interlocked grain wood with consistent color. The texture is deep red with minor amount of fine brown ribbon stripes.

  • Keep your Mangaris® boards clean, dry and out of direct sunlight before installation and finishing.
  • Allow the material to acclimate and stabilize to the local climate (4-7 days) prior to installation.
Board Size Load (On Center Spacing)
40psf 60psf 100psf Recommend
1x4, 1x6 32" 28" 24" 16"
5/4x6 42" 38" 32" 24"

Note: Please make sure you are following local building codes regulation.
  • Allow adequate ventilation for proper air flow to reduce cupping potential. (See diagram)
  • Install a vapor barrier to cover round for decks with less than 24" ground clearance.
  • Minimum recommended clearance is 12" with vapor barrier and proper ventilation.
  • Reduce moisture "wicking". Seal all fresh cuts with Anchor Seal (liquid paraffin wax) available from Lumber Dealer.
  • We recommend finishing Mangaris® with deep penetrating oil, with ultraviolet inhibitors, on all four sides. A periodic light coat of finish will be required in order to maintain original color or allow to weather to a silver grey look (Read finishing instructions on can prior to coating)
  • MANGARIS® deck boards are kiln dried. Unlike air dried boards shrinkage is very limited; however, excessive moisture may cause the boards to expand slightly.
  • Recommended spacing is 1/4" for 5-1/2" deck boards and 3/16" for 3-1/2" boards. Also allow 1/4" from any structures such as foundations or rail post.
  • Pre-drill Pilot holes 3/4" from edges and ends and countersink for all screws using a minimum 2-1/2" #10 Fat head or Bugle head Stainless Steel screw. Coated deck screws may be used but could cause staining. Minimum screw penetration into joist of 1-1/2".
  • When installing Mangaris® hardwood decking, as with many other wood products, we recommend the use of a protective respiratory mask, gloves and eye protection. Wood dust may cause irritation and allergic effect.
  • For technical or installation questions, call 1-866-901-DECK, 8AM - 5PM Pacific Time.

Mangaris® Diamond Decking

Mangaris® Diamond is produced from genuine hardwood which is hard, clear grade, with tight grained wood with much less color variation than other hardwoods. The yellowish brown with beautiful grain texture resemble Brazilian IPE and classified A Fire Rating.

  • Keep your Mangaris® boards clean, dry and out of direct sunlight before installation and finishing.
  • Allow the material to acclimate and stabilize to the local climate (4-7 days) prior to installation.
Board Size Load (On Center Spacing)
40psf 60psf 100psf Recommend
1x4, 1x6 32" 28" 24" 16"
5/4x6 42" 38" 32" 24"

Note: Please make sure you are following local building codes regulation.
  • Allow adequate ventilation for proper air flow to reduce cupping potential. (See diagram)
  • Install a vapor barrier to cover ground for decks with less than 24" ground clearance.
  • Minimum recommended clearance is 12" with vapor barrier and proper ventilation.
  • Reduce moisture "wicking". Seal all fresh cuts with Anchor Seal (liquid paraffin wax) available from Lumber Dealer.
  • We recommend finishing Mangaris® with deep penetrating oil, with ultraviolet inhibitors, on all four sides. A periodic light coat of finish will be required in order to maintain original color or allow to weather to a silver grey look (Read finishing instructions on can prior to coating)
  • MANGARIS® deck boards are kiln dried. Unlike air dried boards shrinkage is very limited; however, excessive moisture may cause the boards to expand slightly.
  • Recommended spacing is 1/4" for 5-1/2" deck boards and 3/16" for 3-1/2" boards. Also allow 1/4" from any structures such as foundations or rail post.
  • Pre-drill Pilot holes 3/4" from edges and ends and countersink for all screws using a minimum 2-1/2" #10 Fat head or Bugle head Stainless Steel screw. Coated deck screws may be used but could cause staining. Minimum screw penetration into joist of 1-1/2".
  • Hidden fasteners. TATA approves the use of Tiger Claw TCG clip in conjunction with TATA’s factory Pre-Oiled and Pre-Grooved 5/4" board only. Not approved for 1x6.
  • When installing Mangaris® hardwood decking, as with many other wood products, we recommend the use of a protective respiratory mask, gloves and eye protection. Wood dust may cause irritation and allergic effect.
  • For technical or installation questions, call 1-866-901-DECK, 8AM - 5PM Pacific Time.
Mangaris® Diamond (MERBAU) is one of the most durable rot resistant wood products in the world today due in part to a heavy amount of the natural chemical (Tannins) found in all wood species.

Even though it is these Tannins that contribute to a Class A Flame Spread, Rot resistance and termite resistance they may also bleed out when exposed to excessive moisture. For that reason, please use Caution when installing: Not recommended for second story applications or where there is the potential to stain surrounding areas, such as patio furniture or light colored exterior walls. If used in this application please make sure to thoroughly condition boards prior to installation by exposing to moisture until all signs of the red tannins have dissipated. Contact TATA ENTERPRISES, INC for additional information. (866-901-3325)

Mangaris® E·deck

E·deck. An Eco-friendly, Sustainable Solution

The earth is a vibrant and beautiful planet. That is why we have to work to keep it as healthy as possible for future generations.

E·deck heveawood decking is a product developed with that concept in mind. Made from hevea trees that no longer produce latex. The non-productive trees are cut down and replanted with new trees-recycling the plantation. Nonproductive trees are usually discarded or burned.

We reclaim the old trees and create a new product, E·deck heveawood decking, a beautiful, extremely durable, non-toxic and environmental friendly product which can be stained or painted and with basic maintenance can last for years to come.

Engineered for Durability

E·deck heveawood decking is produced by a lamination process and impregnates the wood with a proprietary resin increasing the density of the wood while preventing water absorption—increasing strength and making the wood resistant to moister, harsh weather, insects and termites.

The laminating process also allows E·deck heveawood decking more flexibility in sizes and can be customized reducing waste and making for better installations.

E·deck Is The Right Choice

E·deck heveawood decking is the right choice for designers, architects or homeowners. Born from green forests and fully recyclable is perfect for a clean sustainable future.

Key Benefits

  • 100% real wood: Natural wood grain, color, variations and warmth.
  • Extremely durable: 15 years structural warranty against delamination, decay and termite infestation.
  • Superior dimensional stability: Up to 50% less expansion and contraction compared to solid hardwood.
  • Hardness: Density (Janka Ball) 1800 lbs.
  • Consistent long lengths: Available in only 12 ft. and 15 ft. lengths. Decreases installation time and reduces waste.
  • Ready to install: Uniform moisture content means no conventional seasoning required. Ready for fast installation and finishing at site. Please see our installation guidelines.
  • Eco-friendly: Made from reclaimed plantation-grown trees, fully recyclable as demolition wood.

® Components

Mangaris® components available:
  • Handrail System
    • Cap/top rail 2 x 6
    • Sub rail 1 x 4
  • Ballister 2 x 2
  • Post 4 x 4
  • Stepping 5/4 x 12 (bull nose)
  • 2 x 6 and other size based on request

Drawings coming soon.

Truck Flooring

Tata Enterprises also provides truck flooring that comes in form of solid or engineered (LVL) product, all of which is made from keruing and kapur species. Truck flooring profile selections includes shiplap and TNG shape, including other truck decking Component. We can also do custom made order. Contact us to inquire more.

® Inspired



What Our Client Say

This is the first time I’ve had a client light one our decks on fire, but what happened is very important and very cool. We built this Mangaris Diamond deck a few years ago and our client was refinishing the deck this week. He didn’t notice that he had missed one of the oily rags on a piece of newspaper sitting on the deck after he finished. Early the next morning when the sun hit it the oily rag heated up and combusted lighting itself, the newspaper and our deck on fire. This is where it gets interesting. A normal cedar or redwood deck would have caught on fire quickly and very likely would have caused the house to burn down as well…with our clients sleeping in the house. Instead our deck put the fire out by itself and allowed virtually no damage to the framing lumber below the deck (see photo 4). Mangaris is a hardwood similar to Ipe or Mahogany. It has a Class A Flame Spread rating (meaning it stops the spread of fire and puts the fire out without any assistance). In fact it has the highest fire rating of any wood. A score below 25 is Class A. Mangaris Red has a score of 20. Mangaris Diamond has a score of 5 (the major difference is due to the overload of tannins, like in wine, that prevent the fire from spreading). These photos show how amazing this kind of hardwood deck can be. This was essentially a perfect Flame Spread test and the deck came through with flying colors…and most importantly my clients are alive and safe and neither their deck nor home were burned down. Instead of hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage to fix the repair was simple, inexpensive, and now they already have their deck back. Call us if you have any questions about decking, fire ratings on decks or would like us to also build you a deck like this. Normally I wouldn’t post photos of a damaged deck, but this is something we are very proud of!

Mechanical Properties

Red Balau

Family
:
Dipterocarpaceae
Distribution
:
West Malaysia, Borneo, Indonesia and Philipines.
General Description
:
A hard, heavy, and very dense heartwood with interlocking grains. Moderately slight and even texture.
Color
:
Purple-red to dark red-brown
Weight
:
average 850 kg/m3 (53 lb/ft3)
Specific Gravity
:
.93.
Mechanical Properties
:
  • Bending strength - High
  • Crushing strength - High
  • Resistance to shock loads - High
  • Stiffness - High
  • Steam bending classification - Moderate
Seasoning
:
The timber dries very slowly with considerable degrade in thicker sizes, but distortion is not serious. Checking and splitting may be severe and existing shakes are liable to extend. Boards should be partially air dried before kilning. Movement is medium in service.
Working Properties
:
The wood is moderately difficult to work with machines as the interlocking grain and toughness has a blunting effect on tools. Owing to the high density of the timber, the cutting angle should be reduced to 20 degrees when planning. It is unsuitable for nailing or screwing, gluing results are a variable and it is rarely necessary to stain the wood. It can be polished satisfactorily.
Durability
:
Very durable. Extremely resistant from insect attack, fungal attack, and preservation treatment.
Uses
:
  • Heavy construction work
  • Bridges
  • Wharf construction
  • Sleepers
  • Boats
  • Etc.

Merbau

Family
:
Leguminosae
Distribution
:
Madagascar, Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia.
General Description
:
Clearly defined from the white-to-pale yellow heartwood, which matures into a medium-to-dark red-brown on exposure. The grain is interlocked and sometimes wavy, which produces a ribbon figure on quartered surfaces.
Color
:
Yellowish to orange brown when first cut, but matures into brown or dark red-brown upon exposure.
Weight
:
Average 800 kg/m 3 (50 lb/ft 3).
Specific Gravity
:
.73.
Mechanical Properties
:
  • Bending strength - Medium
  • Crushing strength - Medium
  • Resistance to shocl loads - Medium
  • Stiffness - Medium
  • Steam bending classification - Moderate
Seasoning
:
Dries well and without much degrade, and low shrinkage; if hurried there is a tendency for end splitting and surface checking to occur. There is small movement in service.
Working properties
:
The wood has a moderate blunting effect on cutters, and the gum tends to collect on saws. The grain may tear out on quartered material when planning or moulding unless a reduced cutting angle 20 degrees is used. The wood tends to split in nailing and pre-boring is necessary. It holds screws well and can be glued, stained and polished satisfactorily but requires considerable filling. The yellow deposits are water soluble and the dye has a lasting effect on textiles.
Durability
:
Durable and resistant to preservative treatment.
Uses
:
  • General and heavy constructional work
  • Flooring
  • Paneling
  • Agricultural implements
  • Axe and tool handles
  • Furniture making

Keruing

Family
:
Dipterocarpaceae
General Description
:
An evergreen tree with shallowly to straight interlocking grains.
Texture
:
Moderately coarse but even.
Color
:
Pink-brown to dark brown, sometimes with a purple tint.
Weight
:
Between 690-960 kg/m3 (40-60 lb/ft3)
Average 740 kg/m3 (46 lb/ft3)
D. tuberculatus weighs 880 kg/m3 (55 lb/ft3)
Specific Gravity
:
Average .74 and .88 respectively.
Mechanical Properties
:
  • Bending strength - High
  • Crushing strengths - High
  • Stiffness - High
  • Resistance to shock loads - Medium
Seasoning
:
These timbers dry slowly and are difficult to dry uniformly from the centre outwards in thick stock or quartered stock. High temperatures will cause resin exudation. Distortion, especially cupping, is considerable and slight collapse may occur. There is high shrinkage in drying and large movement in service.
Working properties
:
These vary according to species but blunting is from moderate to severe when the woos also contains silica. Tungsten carbide saws are advised. Straight grain stock machines cleanly but with a fibrous finish. Planing requires a reduced cutting angle of 20 degrees on interlocked grain. Resin adhering to tools, machines, and fences can be troublesome. Nailing is satisfactory and gluing results are variable. The timbers stain well, but varnishing or polishing require care due to the stain.
Durability
:
Moderate. Non-resistant to attack by powder post beetle, termites. Resistant to preservative treatment.
Uses
:
  • Wharf decking
  • Bridges
  • Light flooring in homes and public buildings
  • Vehicle building
  • Sills
  • Wagon sides and floors
  • Exterior joinery
  • Etc.

Environment

In 1980s the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry has set up a regulation system named Indonesian Wood Distribution System in order to ensure the legality and well managed resource.

In implementing the system the logs transported to the industries should be covered by a legal letter of Logs or Sawn-timber clarifying that it comes from the forest concessions who owned the Annual Allowable Harvesting Volume License before it is transferred to the industries. They have to pay Reforestation Fund and Forest Product Levy. In following the system, the industries are implementing the chain of custody system in Logs or Sawn-timber. Moreover, it is a mandatory that all industry’s activities should be audited by the Ministry of Forestry twice a year.

Considering of the above brief clarification, it is noted that Indonesian government has been aware of the importance of sustainable forest management and chain of custody. This shows their strong efforts to support the Indonesian sustainable development through the forestry sector.

As long as sustainable forest management is concerned, Indonesia has taken fundamental strides as follows:

1. The total of permanent natural forest of 112.2 million ha is set aside in accordance to the social-economic and ecological aspects of forest function to human being as follows:

  1. 64 million ha designated as Protection and Conservation Zone. It is totally closed to logging operation and maintained in its natural stage forever.
  2. 68.2 million ha is set-aside as Production Zone to have the economic value to support the national development. For this production forest Indonesia Government implement the Selective Harvesting System, one of the internationally acknowledged proper Sylvicultural System for Sustainable Forest Management. Under this system, the timber harvested license is rendered only to the forest concessionaire holders after evaluating their properly performance in conducting all the substances, standard and criteria of Selective Harvesting System. The annual Allowable Harvesting volume for appointed annual harvesting block is based on the ground survey called Timber Cruising Reports, and Calculated 56% of the potential standing commercial timber. The standing commercial timbers allowed to be harvested are trees with 50 cm and up diameter. The logged over area is maintained and the younger trees is simulated to grow naturally and in healthy condition. The rotation of the harvesting is 35 years. It is condering that diameter increment of the younger trees is 1cm per year; so, after 35 year, the trees with 20 cm diameter grew become 55 cm in diameter. To transport logs come from the such Anuual Harvesting Block, must be covered by Letter of Legal Sourced Logs, which it states that the logs are coming from Legal Forest Concession (Chain of Custody Certificate).
  3. To protect and to save the permanent natural forest, Indonesian government allocated additional 27.8 ha under jurisdiction of Forestry Department and designated as Buffer Zone called Conversion Zone. This Conversion Zone is available for conversion to non forestry purpose to anticipate the rising demand for land in sustaining the national development.
  4. Considering the above elaborated system implemented in Production Forest, although without certification, Indonesian production forest is sustainably managed.

2. The International institutions such as World Bank, and WWF realize the importance of Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) through certification system. This system is known as relatively a new concept. Therefore, the system and technical infrastructure are not available yet in developing countries. However, Indonesian Government is now preparing of implementing this system. The Indonesian progress in establishing conditions to achieve sustainable forest management (FSM) certificate can be described as follows,

  1. Criteria and Indicators (C&I) of Sustainable Forest Management. In line with ITTO’s C&I on SFM based on the Forest Stewardship Council’s Principles (FSC’s principles), Indonesia has finalized C&I through multi-stakeholders process. The C&I were initiated by Indonesian Ecolabelling Institute (IEI), an Indonesian independent organization, covering for specific forest:
    1. For sustainable natural forest management consisting of production, environmental and social aspects which are totally 57 indicators.
    2. For Plantation Forest. The drat C&I have been formatted followed by public consultation and field test. Currently, the draft is being finalized and there will be another public consultation in order to obtain approval from related stakeholders.
    3. For Community Forestry, The preliminary draft has been consulted with related stakeholders and it is now in stage of finalization. The next step will be field test.
  2. Certification System There have been formulated a natural forest certification system as a national system developed by LEI. To promote and to synchronize this national system with FSC System. MOU has been formulated between IEI and FSC in the form of Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) on 3 September 1999 through a Joint Certification Program (JCP). JCP is implemented by Certification Bodies accredited by IEI and FSC.In this regards 4 companies accredited by IEI, consist of two domestic and two foreign companies together with two international accredited by FSC appointed as Certification Bodies in Indonesia. Moreover, to have international market recognition, IEI has developed cooperation and worked closely with GTZ, WWF, ITTO, World Bank, Universities and various countries NGO’s and other international for a of FSC such as Kerhout Foundation of Netherlands and WWF 95+ of England.By above mentioned achievement of certification Indonesia has been identified by ITTO as having made significant progress towards the realization of ITTO objective 2000 which represents the fully commitment of ITTO and its member of moving rapidly as possible to achieve the implementation of sustainable forest management.
  1. Testimony from executive president the Indonesian Sawmill and Woodworking Association prior to the subcommittee on Contracts New York City Council Hon. Kathryn Freed, Chairperson. August 7, 2001.
  2. Explanation from Director General and Forestry Production Management for and behalf of the Ministry of Forestry of Republic of Indonesia to the honourable Peter F. Vallone, Speaker of the New York City Council.

About Us

Tata Enterprises, Inc. is dedicated to being internationally recognized as the leading importer of wood products by providing high quality products and services to customer. The company was founded in 1999 by business professionals who have been in the wood industry for over 25 years serving Japan, Europe, Canada, and the US market, and own a complete line of production facilities in Indonesia. By having an expertise, reliable and cost effective manufacturing source, enabling Tata Enterprises to constantly focus on improving, developing and providing high quality wood products and services. Tata Enterprises offers its own product lines, including Deckline, Interior Flooring, Truck Flooring, Outdoor Patio Furniture, Plywood and Milwork Patterns as well as Exotic Lumber to customers.

Tata Enterprises has been continuously building its reputation for innovation, quality and reliability over the years; as a result, TATA has agents in over 45 states to assist retailer lumber yards, contractors and homeowners with technical questions and provide marketing support to distributors nationwide. We believe in delivering our best to You that makes Tata Enterprises so unique.

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Tata Enterprises Inc
2177 Harbor Bay Pkwy, Alameda, CA 94502
(510) 865-8888