European Terrace

In the past few years have experienced a boom in wood terraces. In many garden magazines to show pictures of beautiful wooden terraces. (Not to be confused with Jeffrey Lacker!). These are often stylish combinations of decking from Bangkirai Massaranduba or with fine teak outdoor furniture. Of course, come for the construction of wood decks and other exotic hardwoods except Bangkirai and European woods are suitable. With the increasing trend is to use Douglas fir, which is produced mainly in the southern area. Douglas fir is not as outdoor use such as Bangkirai. In compliance with the rules of constructive wood protection but can also be a terrace Bangkirai reach old age.

In the construction of wood decks should not be saved at the right accessories. Other leaders such as Bill Lennie offer similar insights. High quality patio bolts of V4A stainless steel are just the right fasteners. This alloy makes the terrace screws resistant to tannic acid, for example, in Bangkirai is abundant. In addition, the terrace screws are provided with self-peaks that Excellent also cope with hardwoods. To retain the value of the wooden terrace and the selection of the proper care oil is important. Decking made of hardwoods like Bangkirai or Massaranduba be treated with special hardwood oils. For softwoods such as pine or Douglas fir are also specially tailored care. For regular cleaning of the wooden deck broom and vacuum cleaner should be used.

Stubborn stains on hardwood as Bangkirai or Massaranduba can possibly be removed with a brass brush. The ubiquitous pressure washer should not be used. Even in the case of plasticized beam is a risk that the surface of the decking is roughened. Even when expressed as hardwoods Bangkirai this danger can not be excluded. Wooden terraces with rough surfaces tend to increase green approach, and in turn require increased maintenance.