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Why you might choose Hardwood Decking

Hardwood decking

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One of the most beautiful types of wood in the world is hardwood and there is no place that it is more pleasing on the eye than when used for your garden decking boards.

If your current timber decking has cracks and is otherwise in disrepair or you are thinking of building a deck then it is time to consider hardwood decking that will last for years and retain its beauty.

Compared to hardwood decking soft timber decks can look like the poor relation or just plain ol’ cheap decking.

Many timber decking areas built prior to 2004 and were made of soft timber and in some cases treated with chromate copper arsenate, even though seal finishing was applied these decks did not retain their original beauty.

The best wood to use on any garden decking is hardwood.

There are hundreds of different kinds, coming from all over the world. For example, Australian Red Cedar, African Zebrawood, European Beech, Australian and Tasmania Blackwood, India’s Andaman Marble-wood, and, of course, Ironwood from Australia and walnut from Brazil and Ipe and Philippine Mahogany.

Of course, many hardwood trees grow right here in the United States, including teak and mahogany.

When choosing the kind of timber hardwood decking that will best fit in with the home or business architecture, you will find many to choose from.

Always try to select something that will add more attraction to the area as well as have the hardness which will eliminate replacing for many, many years.

Hardwood offers a variety of patterns in each piece, including density, growth pattern, grain, pore size, and so forth. This provides the opportunity to have a hardwood deck that is truly beautiful in colour, design and construction.

Acacia Hardwood 12-Slat Deck Tiles, 10-Pack

Good looking garden decking offers an excellent location for parties, bar-b-cues, or just a place to relax and enjoy a beautiful backyard and hardwood decking would give that extra sparkle.

Your deck may be in the form of veranda decking all the way around the house or confined to just the backyard garden.

Hardwood timber decking also makes a lovely deck for a spa or surrounding a swimming pool.

Wherever it is placed, it will furnish many hours of enjoyment for you and your family. If you like to garden it offers an excellent resting place between weeding and planting.

Hardwood decking offers both elegance and individuality. With the wide range of choices available, it is possible for you to have something different that really enhances the value of your home and it will be the envy of others.

Additional benefits of hardwood decking includes the wide variety available and its resistance to moisture and insect damage.

If you want your garden decking to really stand out from the crowd, hardwood decking is the way to go.

Hardwood Flooring types and Hardness guides:-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janka_hardness_test

http://www.wood-database.com/wood-identification/#a

http://www.countyfloors.com/about_janka.html

Hardwood Decking examples:-

http://www.houzz.com/hardwood-decking

If you decide to build your hardwood decking yourself you will need to some hardwood decking tools and equipment 

Image by: http://www.houzz.com/

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