It offers the best of both worlds as timber decks are visually pleasing and hard-wearing. Few materials can match the beauty and practicality of tropical timbers for decking. Effortlessly complementing all types of surroundings, especially natural settings, timber decks are not only soothing to the eyes but can also serve as a quick facelift as they are easy to install. Timber decks also do not require elaborate, time-consuming foundation work.
Their flexibility also gives landscape artists the freedom to incorporate enhancements such as handrails, balustrades, pergolas, screens, and gazebos.
Malaysian hardwoods are a popular choice for high quality timber decks because of their durability, strength, and attractive grains, making them sought-after by discerning buyers. Timbers such as Balau, Merbau, Red Balau, Merpauh, Kelat, Kempas, Keruing, Mengkulang, Bintangor, Dark Red Meranti, Gerutu, Mersawa and Yellow Meranti are some of the best hardwoods for decking.
Testament to this are the numerous world class holiday resorts throughout the world, such as in the Maldives, Seychelles, Mauritius, and Malaysia where decking made of Malaysian hardwoods add to their warmth and beauty.
These timbers’ rich natural colouring add to the rustic appeal that make Malaysian hardwood decks a wise design choice.
Aesthetically pleasing, a wide range of natural grains and colours can be chosen for hardwood decking. Unlike other materials, they look and feel natural, plus they also radiate warmth and coziness, allowing plenty of possibilities for decking.