When creating a deck for a home, one of the most important considerations is what type of flooring will be ideal for it. Homeowners have a wide assortment of choices today that include synthetic and composite materials, softwoods such as pine and hardwood options. The last option attracts the attention of numerous homeowners since hardwood timber flooring provides an earthy appearance and ambiance to any decking design. If you are in the midst of creating your own deck plans, read on to learn all the benefits of installing hardwood as your deck floor.
1. Indigenous Species Are Readily Available in Australia
Indigenous species of hardwood are plentiful throughout Australia, and many are ideal for decking. Redwood, jarrah, red gum, ironbark, spotted gum and blackwood are examples of what grows throughout this country in the way of hardwoods. Today, most of the hardwoods come from sustainable sources.
2. Hardwoods Provide a Higher Durability Than Softwoods
Hardwoods have a higher durability in comparison to pine and other softwoods. All hardwoods resist scratching, marring and insect infestations. When you install this type of timber for your deck flooring, it will last for years of daily use without the need of extensive repairs or replacement.
3. Hardwood Timber Offers an Earthy Ambiance and Appearance
Hardwood timber flooring offers an earthiness to your deck that is difficult to replicate with other materials. The grain shows through in intricate detail, even when you apply stain or another protective coatings. You can vary the position of the boards when a unique layout is your goal.
4. You Can Sand and Seal It
If your hardwood flooring starts to show wear, you can sand it smooth once a again and apply another coat of sealer without negatively affecting the durability of the flooring. You should perform this periodically throughout the life of your hardwood deck floor to ensure it maintains its rich appearance and warm ambiance.
5. Little or No Maintenance
Other than sanding and sealing your hardwood flooring when necessary, it requires little, if any, maintenance. Remove leaves and other debris whenever the need arises. Other than this, a rinse with clear water will do it until it calls for another application of sealer or stain.
Whenever your hardwood timber flooring on your deck requires professional sanding and polishing, contact us here at MAB Timber Floors. We help you enjoy the richness and durability of a hardwood floor on your deck by sanding the timber as smooth as possible before we apply deck oil, stains or other types of finishes to enhance its durability and appearance.