These will, therefore, be used if your wooden terrace does not need to be built, but directly installed. The tiles are ideal for covering an existing terrace. However, they are not available in all species. The boards thus remain the most available wooden coating solution for the construction of your wooden terrace. Aesthetic and friendly, a wooden terrace is a real place of pleasure. You can add a decorative touch by playing on the shape of the terrace, the lengths of boards and the different species available. In case of the eco composite decking also you will be having the best choices now.
How to choose your wooden terrace?
Use high durability woods, such as chestnut or oak, to guarantee the durability of the terrace. For the others, such as pine, an autoclave treatment is essential, knowing that all the solid woods used must have a class of use 3 or 4 resistance index in a humid environment.
It is the real star of the wooden terrace, whether in Bangkirai, Almendrillo, Itauba, Tali, Ipe or Massaranduba. The choice between its different essences is mainly made on the aesthetic aspect related to the different colors offered. Exotic wood is perfectly suited for use in a humid environment and therefore guarantees very good resistance to the terrace over time. The graying of this wood is normal over time, but certain treatments can delay its maturity.
An alternative to solid wood for those who prefer easy maintenance, composite wood also offers a greater choice of colors. It is made from recycled wood particles mixed with polymer resins. An alliance which offers it a very great resistance, it is also very appreciable for maintenance. Without splinter, rot-proof, frost-resistant, it has no knots, resists blows rather well, and is an ideal solution for outdoors.
THT Wood (High-Temperature Treated)
The wood is heated to a very high temperature of 200 to 270 ° C, in an oven. During the heating time, steam is injected. The wood thus loses half of its water absorption capacity. THT is therefore perfectly suited to exterior woods. It represents a real ecological alternative to chemical treatments. The caramel hue resulting from this treatment makes it a very popular wood for lovers of contemporary styles.
Composed of 60% rice husk, salt and mineral oil, the revolutionary material used for terraces has performances comparable to exotic woods in terms of appearance, resistance, durability, impermeability. The rice husk brings comfort since, without splinter, it does not gray and does not slip. It’s the kind of material which hardly expands. It lends itself to personalization, can be painted and repainted. It’s one of the recyclable materials. The installation of rice husk is easy.
Without any chemical product, modified by the only action of heat controlled to the nearest degree, the rectified wood is stable, exceptionally durable and 100% natural. Applied to local species, rectification allows poplar, pine, ash to be used outdoors in the most exposed situations. Wood meeting the criteria of reasonable exploitation and sustainable forest management is marked with the FSC label.
Tile or strip terrace
- For smaller spaces, duckboards are a good alternative.
- Easy to transport, even in the elevator.
- They are most often square with standard dimensions of 50 x 50 cm.
The tiles are assembled by interlocking on a geotextile and allow you to vary the aesthetics of the terrace by combining patterns or materials.