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Timber decking

Selecting the right timber for your decking is crucial for both practical and visual appeal reasons.

Things to consider when choosing a timber decking are as follows:

Colour: Each timber product will have a different colour and each will provide differing atmospheres for any home or project.

Grading: The grade of the timber is essentially what the characteristics of the wood you choose are. This can cover the grain type, the colour variations that are highly likely, the size and quantity of the knots.

Softwood and hardwood: There will need to be consideration of your timber floors’ hardness varying on where it will be placed. There are two types of hardness: softwood and hardwood, both having different properties. Softwood is typically cedar, fir, pine and spruce, which are easier to work with and manipulate because of the low density, it is also cheaper and lighter than hardwood. Hardwood will typically be mahogany, oak and teak will naturally be denser than the softwood thus it being expensive.

Style: Ensure you outline what type of board you want, either wide board or 2 or a 3 strip floor that boasts a busier feel on the floor. When considering planks of wood, you can think of either accentuating them by having micro bevels, known as small grooves, on the longer edge or on all four of the edges, or you could have a flat surface.

Finish: The surface finish of your wood can vary from a hard shiny surface or a subtly less-than-obvious sheen, again you can choose whether to feel the grain of the wood or opt for a smooth surface.

There are many considerations that should be looked at prior to installing timber decking, as shown above.

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Cleaning timber

When cleaning wood and similar materials, most cleaning techniques involve a form of air blasting.

By using specifically designed units that blast different types of grit at the material to clean in question, and altering the pressure and amount of ‘grit’ so to not damage any delicate materials.
Grits can vary from very soft, which could be baking powder used for cleaning window frames without inflicting damage on the glass, to harder grits like fine glass grit which would be used on timber.

Some methods use water for cleaning, some manufacturers claiming it cuts problems with dust, which it does, but fine grit and material being removed would easily be ingrained in the substrate and would be almost impossible to remove afterwards.

Timber and timber decking should be brushed to remove any dirt, debris or leaves, then proceed onto a pressure washer and then allow to dry for one or two days.
Once your timber has completely dried, apply a varnish or timber protector and allow to dry also.

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