Exotic wood species on the terrace
Inspirations from the series "Floors, terraces - trends 2020".
It is accepted to say that what is beautiful is sometimes fragile at the same time. There is certainly a lot of truth in this - as long as we are not talking about wood. Exotic species prove that beautiful appearance and hardiness go together.
The list of decking materials seems to be endless. We can choose to our heart's content from solutions to suit the wealth of any wallet. However, if one is looking for the best... the answer is simple: exotic wood. Beautiful, noble, durable. Terrace made of exotic wood is a timeless showcase of the house and garden. What's more, thanks to its innate qualities, as part of the impregnation of the terrace, regular oiling is enough.
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Exotic species, or what kind of species?
The term exotic wood is used to describe heavy wood species from South and Southeast Asia, South and Central America, Africa and Australia.
Exotic roots are reflected in the spectrum and feast of colors offered, spectacular grain and unparalleled resistance to biological corrosion. The common denominators of this noble raw material are hardness, dimensional stability and impressive resistance to weathering. To sum up, exotic wood is the Rolls-Royce among decking materials. What's more, while a luxury limousine may not be the ideal choice for some Polish roads - exotic woods are the perfect choice for Poland's four seasons. - explains Darina Lazarova, a terrace specialist from JAF Poland.
Cumaru decking boards are a journey through shades of brown: from light brown to mahogany-amber. The matte surface is characterized by dense and dark grain and yellow-red accents. A striking and highly durable wood that is among the hardest varieties from Latin America. Cumaru boasts outstanding resistance to abrasion and potential mechanical damage. It can also be confidently used in areas exposed to frequent contact with moisture, because due to its structure - it does not absorb water, grease and dirt. In addition, it has a natural resistance to fungi and parasites. The durability of this amazing wood in outdoor garden architecture is estimated at 30 to 50 years. It is worth mentioning that this prestigious species will be purchased at an excellent price.
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A maroon-chestnut ornament of the garden, which cannot be passed by indifferently. The glossy, chocolate surface hides a very hard and durable wood from South America. Up to a height of 20 meters it generally has no branches, which translates into a small number of knots in the boards. A luxurious appearance is not all. This noble species boasts the highest class of fire resistance, comparable to reinforcing steel. It is characterized by outright sensational resistance to abrasion, scratching and biological aging. It is not afraid of moisture, nor does it rot.
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Let's welcome the undisputed ruler of the monsoon forests. Asian Teak is a legendary species, which is distinguished by the highest content of oily substances and silicic acid, thanks to which it does not absorb water, does not rot and is resistant to biological aging. Not only that - even sea salt is not afraid of it. Therefore, in addition to terraces, Teak is laid as a flooring material in bathrooms, saunas and on the decks of yachts and sailing ships (including the Dar Młodzieży). Teak is distinguished by its excellent mechanical properties, which it does not lose despite the passage of years, intense precipitation and changing weather conditions. Usually beige or light brown in color with dark streaks, over time it acquires depth and shades of gray.
Teak on yacht decks
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Exotics in everyday life
It is worth knowing that untreated wood exposed to weathering and UV rays - gradually turns gray. The silvery patina on the surface of the boards is an absolutely natural decoration, which does not negatively affect the technical parameters and biological resistance. Cumaru, Ipe, Teak - regardless of the species is an excellent choice for a terrace in Polish weather conditions. Terrace boards can also be grooved, which further facilitates the drainage of water and has an anti-slip effect. As you can see, exotic wood for a terrace is not only Bangkirai," concludes Piotr Lisowski, a terrace specialist from JAF Poland.
JAF has been operating in the market for nearly seven decades and has branches in many locations in almost twenty countries. We began operations in Poland in 2008. We are a wholesale distributor of timber and other materials, and the JAF Group's more than 70-year tradition in the sale of timber, a well-developed network of locations and a huge variety of products, puts us in the position of one of the leaders in this industry.
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