Hardwood decking is essentially flat, wood planks, laid over an outdoor area, on which you can place furniture or plant pots. The ideal way to extend your living space and really enjoy the great outdoors, hardwood decking is a stylish and popular way to create terraces, pool surrounds and seating areas. The hardwood used for decking is sourced from particular species that are resistant to fungal growth and offer naturally superior levels of durability and wear resistance, without the need for chemical treatment.
Hardwood Decking Types:
Ipe Hardwood – Ipe Hardwood originates from South America and is dark brownish olive to dark olive in appearance. Ipe is popular as a decking material due to its insect resistance and durability as well as being naturally fire resistant.
Teak Hardwood – Teak Hardwood originates from Indonesia and starts life as a golden colour before turning into a classic silver-grey patina. Because of its superb weather resistance qualities, Teak is used in a variety of ways, from out-door furniture to garden and boat decking. Unlike other species, Teak boasts natural oils which eliminate the need for preservatives and sealants.
Iroko Hardwood – Also known as ‘African Teak’, Iroko wood is native to Africa and starts its hardwood life as a yellow wood, which quickly darkens into a rich brown colour. It is used in a variety of ways, from the construction of flooring, worktops and decking to boat-building and even musical instrument construction. Iroko is unaffected by insects, fungus, acids or alkalis, making it the ideal choice for decks.
Cumaru Hardwood – Also known as ‘Brazilian Teak’, Cumaru wood is native to South America and starts life as a deep red/yellow wood before turning into a classic silver-grey patina. Cumaru decking is exceptionally strong and boasts a Class A Fire Rating (the same as concrete or steel) which, together with its anti-decay and anti-insect damage characteristics, makes it ideal for decking.
Hardwood Decking Prices:
|Decking Wood||Origin||Insects / Fungus Resistant||Fire Resistant||Other||*Prices From|
|Ipe||South America||Yes||Very Good||Naturally Oiled||£48.70|
|Teak||Indonesia||Yes||Good||Best Weather Resistance||£69.00|
|Iroko||Africa||Yes||Good||Turns Into a Rich Brown Colour||£52.00|
|Cumaru||South America||Yes||Very Good||Has Anti-Decay Properties||£32.90|
*Prices From: According to Oct 2011. Prices will Vary.Google+