Features and application of decking
In the construction of such open spaces as terraces or verandas, it is necessary to use rather unique building materials that would not be afraid of either sunlight or water. Perhaps you pay your attention to the decking. Sometimes it is even used for laying areas at pools, paths in the country, etc. This building material has many advantages. We will try to talk about them in this article.
Immediately, we note that decking is a highly inflammable material. But it burns very badly. It has a high moisture resistance. With a special non-slip surface, decking is perfect for the poolside tracks and throughout the countryside. This material is chosen for its attractive appearance and texture of natural wood. Therefore, it fits perfectly into the natural background of your site.
The terrace board is made of rather strong wood of cedar, oak, larch, teak, redwood, etc. But the best quality boards have, for the production of which was used Siberian larch. This wood is not afraid of the sun, water, well tolerated changes in humidity and air temperature. To protect this material from harmful insects, it is covered and impregnated with special protective compounds. They are not only able to create a special protective layer, but also give the decking board a more saturated look of natural wood.
Installation of such materials does not cause much difficulty. But, before embarking on such works, the decking should remain in these conditions for several days. During this time, she “acclimatized” here. Fastening of a terrace board is made by means of self-tapping screws which were made of stainless steel. So is the so-called indoor installation. You can also use special metal plates, thanks to which the board mounts themselves become almost invisible.
To acquire the necessary variety of decking is currently not difficult. On sale there are many of its varieties, differing not only in colors but also in prices.
And not so long ago, a special composite decking board, which received wide popularity, began to be on sale. It successfully combines natural wood and various polymers. The latter are added to increase the duration of use of wood in the most difficult conditions. Repair or replacement of such a composite board may not be required for a long time.