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Timber Decking: The Evergreen Choice in Outdoor Spaces

by | Nov 13, 2023

Despite the influx of varied construction materials, it’s remarkable how timber remains firmly rooted in its favoured spot. But what exactly gives timber this unwavering popularity among homeowners and businesses? Dive with us into this guide as we unravel the timeless allure of timber decking, demystify its elements, and spill some trade secrets on making it last.

 The Timeless Attraction of Timber Decking

Why does timber decking continue to capture hearts?

  1. Unrivalled Durability: Treat it right, and timber rewards you with unmatched durability, laughing in the face of rot, insects, and water damage
  2. Ease of Setting Up: With basic carpentry skills, even the DIY-curious find it a welcome challenge.
  3. Grace with Age: Unlike most of us, timber decking looks better with age. It’s a touch-up every few years and back to its glorious self.
  4. Naturally Captivating: Timber effortlessly oozes grace. Its textures, patterns, and colours meld seamlessly with nature, radiating a warm, inviting aura.
  5. Eco-friendly Choice: Sourced from sustainable forests, timber decking supports green initiatives. It’s a biodegradable and renewable choice, presenting a smaller carbon footprint than many modern materials.

Piecing Together the Timber Deck Puzzle

To assemble that picture-perfect timber deck, it’s important to all the parts:

  • Stair Treads: Think of these as the ‘grip’ of your deck, offering a sturdy foothold and checking those accidental skids. And when you’re sourcing from industry leaders like Conway Flooring and Decking, longevity isn’t a concern.
  • The Underlying Framework: The posts, spindles, and rails prop up your deck and impart an aesthetic grace.

Remember, the longevity of your timber deck hinges significantly on its pressure treatment, defending it against decay and pesky insects. Especially if the deck is ground-adjacent, ensure the material gets a user class 4 treatment.

A Testament to Excellence: The Lineal in Sandton

One of our proudest projects, The Lineal in Sandton, stands as a testament to the lasting beauty of Massaranduba Hardwood decking. The project still shines years after its completion in 2019, looking even better than day one. It demonstrates that the results can be extraordinary with the right timber and care.

Expert Decking Tips from Conway Flooring and Decking

Crafting an impeccable deck involves more than selecting top-grade timber. Here’s how you can ensure your timber decking stands the test of time:

  1. Pick Quality Timber: Go for durable species known for resisting external elements.
  2. Solid Support: A sturdy frame prevents sagging or cracking. Use galvanised nails or screws for longevity.
  3. Regular Maintenance: Apply sealants or oils as directed, and keep your deck clean. At Conway Flooring and Decking, we believe in proactive care. A simple solution of warm water and liquid dish soap can help maintain your deck’s allure. For mould or algae, a concentrated disinfectant treatment can do wonders.

In conclusion, while alternative materials come and go, timber decking remains an age-old favourite. Its combination of natural beauty, durability, and flexibility ensures it continues to dominate backyards and outdoor spaces. Timber decking is the definitive choice for those seeking both style and substance. Embrace the timeless elegance and practicality of timber with Conway Flooring and Decking. After all, the proof of quality, as they say, is in the pudding.