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Today, experts agree on one fact and that is that decking Wood is back in fashion! Yes, it's a good investment in your home, which is decisive in the choice of flooring for your patio, because its appearance changes over time. In the market you will find a wide selection of wood oiled or untreated wood surfaces. But what kind of wood is most suitable for your patio? If you ask yourself this question, read on.
Blade wooden terrace - 30 beautiful photos that will inspire you
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What type of wood choose to coat the deck? Your patio is your own outdoor scene, is not it? This is the place where you can contemplate the zenith of the sun, green trees and fields to the horizon, the mountains in the distance and the chimneys of the other buildings. The terrace, which gives you access to a new world, is located where you feel free and contact with nature. We can enumerate many reasons why you need to develop your special outdoor space so it offers a pleasant atmosphere and relaxation. Therefore, choosing a wood floor is so important. The wood gives each inside and outside a feeling of complete harmony. In the garden, on the balcony, roof terrace or around the pool, it creates an aesthetic magnifique.Contrairement to stone and tile, wood is the material that generates heat and creates a pleasant atmosphere, warm and memorable.
Teak Decking - an original classic
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When told teak, it is associated, for example, the life of a colonial splendor and life in the south. The teak comes from the regions of South and Southeast. This is one of the best known types of wood that can be adapted not only to the exterior design. This classic coating is ideal and approved for use in open spaces. Teak, which is very elegant, we impresses with its high quality, elegant design, its natural durability and resistance. Its structure and color reminiscent of European walnut. The typical property for teak is its structure that gives a distinctive look and an interesting character with teak floors.
Teak is perfect for lining the patio
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Wood Flooring decking - teak is a good choice
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Ipe - smooth surface and durability
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The flooring ipe is durable, stable, and it is characterized by high mechanical strength. The Tabebuia trees, native to tropical regions of Latin America, give this precious wood which is very suitable for outdoor use. These trees reach a height of about 30 meters. The wooden material, freshly cut, is light yellow-green or brown color and it gradually darkens to become dark brown and olive brown. The color of such a coating ipe is heterogeneous and creates animated images on the ground. When the texture is smooth, its appearance is brilliant. The high density and fine texture ipe literally complete the look of the entire exterior.
rattan furniture and modern garden shower on the terrace
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Large sofa in stylish design wood on the terrace lined with ipe
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White Umbrella, chairs and original design bench on the deck
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Deck chairs and white umbrellas near the pool
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Larix (larch) - for a warm air
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The structure is different and stands out with its annual rings are clearly visible and interrupted by circular nodes. The colors of larch: a rich palette yellow, light brown and brick red. Over time, larch wood darkens considerably. One characteristic of this tree is its great height - it can reach 40 meters. The large amount of resin is typical, is emits a pleasant aroma. This evergreen tree is resistant to weather conditions over long years.
Bricks and wood in green patio
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Flooring Balau yellow - look elegant, soft colors
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These trees reach a height of 30 meters, can be seen in Southeast Asia. The wood material has become the symbol siding because it is resistant to outdoor conditions. Indeed, bangkirai has long been known in Europe thanks to its outdoor application. Its color is light brown. Its structure is very homogeneous. The impregnation of the material is not required because it is not threatened insects. Because of the high density of wood, pre-drilling is recommended that the slots are avoided. The recommended distance from supporting profiles is 50cm.
Beautiful rectangular pool, deck chairs and wooden venetian view into the garden
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Balau yellow of wood is light brown and, over time, its color is gray, like all other types of wood exposed to outdoor conditions. Its treatment with special oils works well, but it must be remade regularly - 1-2 times a year.
Massaranduba - dark red and beautiful structure
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Massaranduba is a tree also known by the names balata, balata franc or Manilkara bidentata. Its origin is Peru and is a tropical species such as wood Bangkirai.
Its color is impressive. Once seen, the flooring in Massaranduba remains etched in the memory with its dark red hue and reddish brown. This gives this type of wood in the regions of South America and the Caribbean. This is a very hard wood. Its application is in shipbuilding, for instance. Because of its high density, this material creates sustainability ETDE print stability at every step.
Lanterns and outdoor brick fireplace
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Battens of masaranduba are not protected small slits. This type of wood is the most durable that the market offers. Its structure is fine and homogeneous. Be certain that if you choose this material to coat your deck, it will be the jewel in your patio.
Mahogany - natural shine and beautiful print
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Mahogany trees grow in Africa and reach a height of 45 meters. After proper drying, the resulting material becomes resistant to twisting and distortion. These trees are suitable for outdoor use as all types of wood listed in our article. Freshly cut, the color of mahogany is orange-red with a golden glow. The surface of this shaft is smooth due to its porous structure.
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This tree is very resistant, durable and is perfect for use as flooring.
Decking Ash heat treated
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The ash coverings impress with their charming appearance. These trees grow primarily in Central Europe. This tree reaches a height of 35 meters and its average age is between 60 and 100 years. After heat treatment, the material gets its name Ash heat treated. It is valued for its high strength and durability. Its dark brown color is very elegant.
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The annual rings are clearly visible. This tree has a compact texture and a smooth, pleasant to the touch.
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Pine heat treated - modern forms, interesting look
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This tree reaches a height of 30 meters, which depends on the region where it grows. After heat treatment, its color changes and is reminiscent of caramel. This type of treatment makes the tree more sustainable and resistant to external conditions. Sunlight gives its color to silver-gray shades. To protect the material from external conditions, regular treatment with special oils is recommended.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- What type of wood used to coat the floor of the balcony?
Practically, one can use several types of wood, taking of course into consideration their appearance and physical properties.
We recommend: choose the material after having examined the colors in your patio. So you get a smooth appearance regarding the choice of wood.
- What type of decking is recommended?
The choice of blades depends on your personal preferences. Smooth wooden blades offer a stylish look. They are easy to repair in case of damage and defects. The raised surfaces so its not slippery, but they require special care regarding cleaning and maintenance.
The smooth surfaces and fine look different. The choice of blades the quality of the coating. But still, opt for this material that you like the most.
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- Do we need a pre-drilling?
The wood material whose density is large, requires a pre-parking before the wood planks are fixed to the support structure. In principle, we recommend pre-drilling for all types of wood.
- Do we need a support structure on the terrace?
When it is a wood coating, the support structure is recommended. This prevents direct contact with the ground. The distance between the ground and the support structure will provide ventilation is essential. It is also recommended that the structure be installed on a sloped surface, so that water can flow quickly.
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What are the physical properties that must be considered regarding the choice of wood?
Wood is a natural material that changes according to the surrounding conditions. This applies fully when it comes to flooring. The following properties must be considered before purchasing a given material:
- Change of the form: swelling, shrinkage, distortion
It is known that wood is a hygroscopic material which humidity changes according to the ambient air. Moisture can seriously change the shape of the material (swelling, shrinkage, distortion). Therefore, one of the most important properties to consider is the hygroscopicity of the material chosen.
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The key to the quality of the material you intend to use outdoors is its durability. In direct contact with the ground or water, covering your stand well with this quality.
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- Graying Wood
All types of wood used outdoors without special treatment, lose their color over time and become gray. The recommended treatment is the application of special oils or wax wood. Regular maintenance is recommended because the oil can be washed out by rain.
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How to protect the wood floor?
There are three types of protective wooden floor - structural, chemical and technology. Structural protection maintains the wood structure. Chemical impregnation protects vacuum. The heat treatment for a good technical protection.
How to clean wood flooring?
Light stains can be easily cleaned with a brush and water. We recommend using special products that can penetrate even deep.
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