By Design - Merbau Decking Experts in Perth
Merbau Timber Decking
So many homeowners look to decks to add more living room and when the weather is right, there is no better place to celebrate the sun than on a beautiful wooden deck.
Merbau is a popular hardwood from South East Asia which is highly sustainable. It is a high performance timber used externally in engineering, construction and marine applications due to its high degree of natural durability and strength. This makes Merbau decking perfect for Perth with its harsh Western Australian climate. Merbau also features in backyards as decking and can be used for outdoor furniture which can withstand the elements. Internally it is used for flooring and joinery.
As a deck, treated Merbau is resistant to termites and seasons well with kiln or air-drying. It is subject to very little shrinkage or movement. Merbau decking also resists rotting.
The grain of Merbau can vary but it is usually interlocked or wavy. Merbau timber has a coarse but even texture lending itself to an attractive appearance. The wood itself is classified as a hardwood and is suitable for high traffic areas making it perfect for busy alfresco entertaining areas.
Merbau Decking will have a consistent yellow/brown colour due to being tannin rich. It is durable and long lasting and will only require oiling and staining every 12 to 24 months to maintain its stunning colour and appearance.
Merbau Decking is ideal for coastal areas and conditions. An added bonus is that compared with other choices for your outdoor space, your Merbau Deck will stay relatively cool in the sun so you won't be hot underfoot which is an important consideration for sun drenched areas. The wood will absorb a little water making it ideal for swimming pool and spa areas - it actually makes for a safer non-slip surface. This is an important consideration if you have children running around pool areas.
With proper installation, Merbau decking can last through 25-50 years, according to Australian Forestry Department.
Your Merbau Deck will make a fabulous addition to your home. A deck doesn’t just make your outdoor space more accessible, it can also add real value to your property when you’re ready to sell.
So how creative do you want to be? This timber is easy to work with and is limited by your imagination. Speak with us about your design ideas and we'll show you patio designs for Perth homes with Merbau decking.