Terrace boards (decking) – is the building material used for solid floors in open space, as it is resistant to different weather conditions. Decking is valuable for its quality and durability. Unlike decking made of WPS, wood decking boards allows to create round-shaped covering, which is impossible to do by using composite decking. Natural texture of wood creates unique style and emphasizes the special status of location or private property. Only designer and architect’s imagination limits the range of application of wood decking boards.
Decking is used for building and finishing of terraces, porches, arbors, as well as decks, piers, quays. Very often it is laid as garden paths or floor for sauna, swimming pools. The range of application of decking is very wide, because it has lots of necessary features for qualitative decoration of residential space and surrounding buildings. Decking is distinguished with humidity resistance, hardness, durability to wind and sunlight. For this very reason it is preferable to use decking for finishing open spaces, which are near water or in humid climate, subjected to wind, cold and other undesirable factors for the board.
Surface of terrace board is made so that it is impossible to slip on it even in heavy rain. Good terrace board keeps its appearance and features for a long time.
With correct treatment of qualitative raw material and further installation by means of special fixing, terrace board will permanently keep beautiful appearance of natural wood.
Brazil nut (Lapacho, Ipe, and ironwood) is among heavy kinds of wood with high density. It grows in South America and Central America. Ipe contains high concentrations of oily agents, which is natural preservative. For this reason, Ipe terrace boards serve for more than 40 years and do not lose its initial aesthetic and service properties.
Untreated Ipe decking keeps it natural color (beige or light yellow), after a while it darkens. After processing and covering with oil Ipe board gets chocolate color (Tabaco). This natural material is resistant to humidity and not subjected to putridity.
It gives out pretty and durable flooring for terraces and verandas on both private areas and in areas of high publicity and loads — restaurants and operated roofs.
One of the most popular types of wood is ash tree. The high demand for this wood has provided a number of high-quality characteristics. Durable, reliable and stable in terms of colour and size. In addition, ash is aesthetically very attractive material. Its natural pattern consists of clear, intertwined thin and broad lines. Heat treatment only enhances already solid wood. During the heat treatment, under the influence of steam timber is heated to the temperature of combustion. This technology allows on the molecular level to produce beneficial changes, giving to ash added durability. In addition, thermal wood gets rid of various micro germs, causing the appearance of fungus, mildew, and other negative entities. Heat-treated ash tree is also resistant to thermal shock, abrasion, rot, fissuring.
Decking from solid TEAK WOOD is popular in interiors. Teak comes from South-East Asia. The basic tone is yellowish-brown, with straightforward structure, separated out with almost black hue. Wood density: 660 kg / m3. The wood composition includes rubber; hence, it takes its high water resistance properties, high abrasion resistance. When taking a board of untreated teak into the hands one can feel its high lubricity. Tick comprises tektol that provides resistance to biological attack of mold and insects, particularly termites.
Decking teak is ideal for terraced decking, cladding of facades, construction of ship decks.
The vast forests of the African continent are rich in unique exotic species — Iroko. This tree is due to a hot climate got strong immunity to various adverse atmospheric influences. The rich content of oils in the wood structure provides iroko reliable protection against water and moisture, which protects the wood from such destructions as rotting, fissuring, formation of fungus, mildew and deformation. This type of wood and is resistant to various pests, including termites. That is why wood Iroko is ideal as a material for outdoor use, especially for terraced decks, porches, attics, garden paths, as well as furniture, bar tables and more. Iroko's durability is not inferior to quality characteristics that can be compared in this respect with teak, one of the most durable exotic species. At the same time, a significant superiority of teak in the price provided Iroko decking great demand all over the world.