Wood is still a major design attraction whether for your home, office, or other spaces. The main reason is due to it creating a natural yet exclusive style. For your home, wood can be applied to many things, like flooring, walls, and even for outdoor flooring, like your deck.
Deck Flooring Design Ideas
For deck flooring, you need a certain type of wood. It should be stronger and durable than your indoor wooden flooring. Deck wood flooring will be applied outside, so it should be durable for all weather conditions based on where you live.
Since a deck is outdoors, the wood must have a high resistance to abrasion. You should select a solid wood, or as an alternative, use composite materials. The composite materials have the same texture like wood so it still can look natural.
A deck is usually installed on home terrace, beside the swimming pool, or in the middle of your garden with a function similar to a gazebo.
There are 4 types of decking:
- Ground level patio, which is built directly on the ground surface.
- Multi level, which is built on many surface heights.
- Raised model, which is raised using deck legs.
- Patio model, which is for a sloping surface.
Treating your deck is similar to wooden flooring. As a matter of fact, it’s even simpler as the surface is usually laminated with a special chemical that creates a covered and shiny surface.
Mop your deck whenever it gets wet, especially between the gaps. The gaps will absorb the water and it can cause mold. Apply deck cleaner that’s designed to protect your deck from insects and mold.
When you have a wooden deck, try to select furniture that’s lighter in weight to avoid any damages to the wood surface. If it’s possible, apply rubber material on each leg of the furniture so you can avoid any scratches caused by them.