Wood is still giving more attractions, whether for home, office, or other building’s decoration. The only reason is it creates a natural view yet exclusive style. For home, wood can be applied to many things like flooring, wall or even for outdoor flooring or we call it deck.
For deck or flooring, we need a certain type of wood. It should be stronger and durable. For Deck as an example, the wood will be applied at outdoor and it should be durable for all weather conditions for the location is outdoors.
Since the deck is for outdoors, then the wood must have high abrasion, acid-proof and strong for sure. We must select a solid wood or as an alternative we can use composite materials, vinyl and aluminum to anticipate extra wood used. The composite materials have the same texture like wood so it still looks natural.
There are 4 types of decking:
- Ground level patio: it is built directly on the ground surface
- Multi level: it is built in many surface heights.
- Raised model: the deck surface is raised using deck’s legs
- Patio for sloping ground.
Treating deck is the same like wooden floor or even more simple as the surface, usually laminated by special chemical that created to make the surface shiny. Never clean it with soap or any chemical materials.
Mop directly once the deck gets wet, especially between the gaps. The gaps will absorb the water and it can cause mold or porous. Apply particular liquid that’s designed to protect them from insects, mold and porous. Clean the deck on a regular basis.
Whether we use wood floor or deck, try to place the desired furniture that has lighter weight to avoid any damages on the wood’s surface. If it is possible, apply rubber material on each leg of the furniture we are going to place so that we can avoid any scratches caused by.