Hardwood decking is a great way to transform your outside space. No matter whether you’re lucky enough to have a pool and decide to deck around it or you simply have a tiny terrace that you want to enjoy, a good quality hardwood deck is the perfect way to get the most out of the space you have.
When it comes to choosing the right decking for your project, you might be torn between composite deck boards (a composite deck) and a hardwood deck; you might be wondering whether a broad deck board or a narrow deck board would work best or you might be swinging between the likes of teak or balau? Either way, one of the things that will be on your agenda at some point or other is the thickness of decking board you should choose.
Why decking thickness is important
Making the right decision for the thickness of decking you choose is important for various reasons. For example, if your deck is going to have to face up to a high amount of traffic during its lifetime or is going to be asked to support heavy weights, such as garden furniture, parasols etc., then you’d be best to opt for a thicker board. The reasons for this are twofold. First, a thicker board will ensure a more stable surface for heavier weights. Second, if your footfall is going to be high, you need to have the peace-of-mind that you can re-sand and re-finish your deck a number of times in its life. As you can imagine, the thicker the board, the more times you can sand and re-finish.
Hardwood decking boards at Wood and Beyond come in three thickness options: 19mm, 21mm and 28mm. Which you choose will depend on a mix of elements such as the size of your budget, the surface you’re laying your deck on and the look you’re hoping to achieve.
19mm thick hardwood decking boards
When you choose a thickness of 19mm size hardwood decking, you know you’ll get a high quality product that will stand up perfectly to the rough and tumble that outdoor life throws at it. What you’ll also get though is a great price for your deck. With our current prices for hardwood decking that’s 19mm thick starting at less than £35 per square meter, when you choose this option, you really know that you’ll get a whole lot for your money.
21 mm thick hardwood decking boards
If however, you’d prefer a thicker decking board, perhaps if you’re planning a suspended deck, or you just want a chunkier look, this thick, 21mm size hardwood decking lets you enjoy the luxury of a thicker board at only a tiny bit more price-wise. With prices starting from just over £38 and rising to just under £80, in our range there really is something for everyone who’s searching for a thicker than standard decking option, but on a budget.
28mm thick decking boards
Finally, if you have your heart set on a 28mm size hardwood decking option, you may well be interested in looking at this stunning UPM decking solution that we offer at Wood and Beyond. This decking option lets you choose from a host of colourways and promises you a seriously low-maintenance decking solution that’ll stand up to the test of time and look great all along the way. Choose from the likes of Sunny Beige, Stone Grey or Silver Green to add real interest and charm to your garden.
So there you have it, a superb range of decking thickness options that’ll let you choose the very best solution for your project. But don’t forget that if you need help, the whole team at Wood and Beyond are completely passionate about everything wood flooring and decking related. So, if you’d like any help whatsoever to make the right decisions for your indoor or outdoor space, don’t think twice about getting in touch.