Garapa Decking Around Pool

Saligna, Balau, Accoya, Massarunduba Decking


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Is Saligna good for decking? 

Originally from Eastern Australia, Saligna is now grown in South Africa as a structural timber but is now being used for everything from doors and windows to decking and internal flooring. It is an affordable, entry-level hardwood deck that, if treated and maintained well, can offer reasonable durability.

Is Saligna wood strong?

Compared to commercially important Mainland species, saligna eucalyptus grown in Hawaii is considered exceptionally stiff and the green wood is stronger than average for its density: however, the strength of air-dry wood and hardness of green and air-dry wood are considered about average for the density.

What are the advantages of Saligna wood?

It is very versatile for use in many functions, as it is quite a hard, coarse, and even textured wood. With its rich dark honey-coloured feature it has become widely used within the furniture and wood decking trades as it delivers a beautiful end product.


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Red Balau, also known as Bangkirai, is a popular type of hardwood decking material known for its durability, strength, and rich reddish-brown colour. It is native to Southeast Asia and is often used in outdoor decking due to its resistance to rot, decay, insects, and fungi. Red Balau decking is known for its natural beauty and is often chosen for its attractive appearance and long lifespan. However, it can be more expensive than other decking options.


<img src="accoya deck.jpg" alt="pool deck"/>A deck really is best when it’s made from real wood. The feel under foot of a natural material, or the authentic look achieved with genuine wooden boards. Accoya delivers all this and much more.

For a low maintenance deck that withstands wear and tear in any climate, Accoya is the answer. Resistant against cracks and splinters with superior stability compared to typical decking materials, Accoya combines the charm of real wood with exceptional performance credentials. Ideal for extending your living space to the great outdoors – barefoot and fancy free.

Stay cool in the sun

Heat build-up can be a significant problem on patios and decks. In summer, decking boards warm up in the sun. Some materials heat up so much that they become too hot to walk on barefoot. Not Accoya. Tests with thermogram images showed that Accoya wooden decks stay pleasantly cool, even on the hottest days. Accoya performed significantly better than comparable decking materials.


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Is Massaranduba good for decking?

Massaranduba is one of the hardest woods in the world which lends to its incredible durability and longevity. It is also naturally resistant to insect attack, mould, rot, fire and decay. Due to the wood’s fine texture, Massarandba offers great slip resistance. Massaranduba decking is incredibly versatile.

Is Massaranduba sustainable?

Architects and designers enjoy using Massaranduba because it is robust, durable, easily sustainable and is an aesthetically pleasing wood, especially for homes with deep dark tones or reddish finishes.
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