Is Balau wood good for decking?
Balau decking is highly recognisable. A rich, dark red colour, this truly is a hardwood decking option that oozes class. This decking solution is perfect if you want a deck that gets better as time goes by. Starting out rich and dark, it loses none of its charm, but takes on a silvery hue as the years pass.
How long will Balau decking last?
between 20-30 years
Balau is a type 2 decking which means that it has a life span of between 20-30 years depending on the treatment of the decking. We recommend oiling your decking boards as soon as they are laid, and then once every 12 months going forward.
How Much Is Red Balau decking?
Red Balau Decking Price Range Red Balau 5/4×6 S4S E4E with a random tally (8-22 evens) ranges in price from $2.80 to 2.96 per lineal foot. Red Balau 5/4×6 PG for hidden fastener system with a random tally (8-22 evens) ranges in price from $3.67 to $3.88 per lineal foot.
Is Balau a hardwood?
Yellow Balau (pronounced Bal-Ow) – Bangkirai – is a very durable Malaysian hardwood. It is a hard, heavy and strong timber with an even texture that is well suited to deck construction.
How do you seal a Balau deck?
We recommend homeowners coat their Red Balau decks with a penetrating oil finish. Our experience is that oil-based finishes reach deeper into the pores of the wood’s cellular structure to add protection while enhancing the grain. When applying the actual oil finish, it’s critical not to let the oil puddle up.
Should you oil hardwood decking?
Decking Oil soaks into wood and enhances its natural beauty. If you have a hardwood deck, such as teak you should definitely oil it. As the oil soaks into the wood, it will also help preserve and maintain the wood, keeping it protected and nourished.
Does hardwood decking need maintenance?
Clean Your Hardwood Decking Regularly Leaves, dirt, pollen, and other debris can dirty the surface of your deck quickly, but the more diligent you are about keeping it clean, the longer it will last. Hardwoods are naturally resistant to mold and mildew, but they aren’t immune.
Is Red Balau good for decking?
Red Balau is just one of the species in the Shorea genus and has been on the market as a decking product for many years as well. It is an excellent tropical decking solution with superior insect and rot resistance.
Is Balau wood sustainable?
Balau wood is generally sustainable thanks to its carbon sequestration. But the decline in natural habitat, the widespread illegal logging (with its adverse impact on the ecosystems), and long transporting distances make it less sustainable than timber from local temperate forests.
Is Balau rot resistant?
Balau Heartwood is red-brown to purple-brown. Straight, interlocked grain structure, and a moderate to coarse texture. Prone to rot in outdoor applications and is unsuitable for underground applications.
What oil do you use on a Balau deck?
Treatex Bangkirai/Yellow Balau Oil is an exterior wood finish which provides long term protection from UV rays and weather damage. Bangkirai and Yellow Balau as a species tends to grey quickly when exposed to the elements.
What is Balau decking?
The wood is cut from forests in South East Asia. The timber has a natural durability and will gradually weather over time to a silver-grey colour. Balau timber is durable, with a typical usable lifespan of between 20 and 30 years. All Balau decking orders are provided on a 15 day turnaround.
What is the lifespan of Balau decking?
The timber has a natural durability and will gradually weather over time to a silver-grey colour. Balau timber is durable, with a typical usable lifespan of between 20 and 30 years. All Balau decking orders are provided on a 15 day turnaround.
What is the turnaround time for Balau decking orders?
All Balau decking orders are provided on a 15 day turnaround. Please note, if you are looking for different sizes in any of our decking then please contact us. All prices quoted above are excluding VAT. We can provide a wide range of high quality, contemporary styled decking with nationwide delivery throughout the UK.
Who is the best importer of Batu decking?
Nova is the leading importer of Batu Decking, also known as Red Balau Hardwood. With over 30 years of experience in sourcing the finest Batu hardwood decking in the world, our staff is here to assist in your search for the perfect combination of quality and value. Fine landscape architecture demands the highest quality materials.