DECKING

Since it is usually outdoors, a good decking has to be able to withstand harsh weather conditions. Here at Woodcrafters, we have exceptional wood that is meant for outdoors, namely Chengal and Accoya.

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outdoor timber decking

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Accoya Timberwood Outdoor Decking
Accoya Timberwood Outdoor Decking

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outdoor wooden flooring

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BEST TIMBER FOR DECKING

When it comes to timber decking for balconies and outdoors, there are a handful of wood species to choose from. These include:

1. Accoya

2. Teak

3. Chengal

4. Ironwood

5. Merbau

 

Each species has its own qualities. Lets find the one for you depending on your preference. 

ACCOYA

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Accoya is a highly prized wood because of its high performance. It is one of the best wooden floor decking and gives a modern appearance. It is a processed wood that contains no toxic substances as the process simply increases the levels of already present elements within the molecular structure of the wood.

 

It is a top tier wood due to its exceptional dimensional stability, barely shrinking or swelling and rot resistant – making it the perfect wood for outdoor decking.

Accoya wood is highly rot-resistant and very stable across varying climates. Containing no toxic substances as the process simply increases the levels of already present elements within the molecular structure of the wood.

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TEAK

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Teak has been named for centuries as one of the world's most durable and stable wood for outdoor use. Traditionally used on boats, outdoor wooden flooring, and furniture, it has great qualities that are suitable for a decking. 

It can withstand harsh weather conditions and is not prone to shrinking and expansion. Because of its strength, it has adequate amount of resilience against impact – weight and falling objects. 

 

It gets better. Teak is known for its secretion of a natural oil that contains a form of iron composition. This repels insects. The oil also acts as a barrier for water, deterring water from seeping in thus avoiding water damage. 

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CHENGAL

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Chengal is very popular in Singapore because it is generally more affordable than most outdoor timbers. Known for its durability and high resistance to termite infestation and fungi attacks, this tropical hardwood is ideal for timber decking.

Timber authorities classify chеngаl wооd аs a hеаvу trорісаl hаrdwооd. Its hardiness ensures that the decking does not rot as easily when exposed to temperamental wеаthеr conditions, making it perfect as a decking material in Singapore’s tropical climate.

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IRONWOOD

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Ironwood is one of the hardest wood for deck floor. This is because it is extremely dense. Builders consider Ironwood to be one of the most stable wood, making it suitable for an outdoor decking.

Ironwood is also known to be one of the hardest timbers in the market. . Moreover, it has very high dimensional density which makes it stable to external pressures such as changes in moisture and temperature of the surrounding. The density of the iron wood is already very high even before the kiln drying process.

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MERBAU

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Merbau has sap that bleeds out which gives the wood a very distinct maroon red colour. This deters people from choosing Merbau for outdoor decking. However, we cannot deny the hardiness and strength it possesses. 

To minimise the bleeding, we take measures such as drying the wood thoroughly before installation and applying a coating on the decking. The bleeding of Merbau is unavoidable. 

All these timber species are good for decking. If we have to recommend one, it will be Teak for its beauty, durability and stability.

All these timber species are good for decking. If we have to recommend one, it will be Teak for its beauty, durability and stability.