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Wooden Terrace - Wood for Terrace Construction - Wooden Terrace Planks


Are you looking for a contractor to install your wooden terrace? Are you looking for a contractor for the installation of your terrace? Do you need wooden boards to install your own terrace? Then you have come to the right place at Woodstoxx! At Woodstoxx you will find different types of wood for the installation of your new terrace. We only offer the very best wood species with a PEFC and FSC label. This proves that the wood for your terrace only comes from sustainable forestry. In our range of terrace wood you will find the well-known tropical wood species such as Padouk, Ipé, Afrormozia, Massaranduba, Cumaru, Tatajuba and Jutai. In addition, we also offer terrace wood in thermal pine. Are you looking for a professional installer for your terrace? Then you can count on the team of Woodstoxx craftsmen with years of experience in the terrace world.

 

Why choose a (hard) wooden terrace?


Because of its natural character, a wooden terrace fits practically all different types of homes and styles. Because of the many different types of wood, types of surface treatments, lengths and widths, there are endless possibilities to make your wooden terrace a unique one. A hardwood terrace exudes class and luxury, which cannot always be said of a tiled terrace. In addition, wooden terraces heat up less under direct sunlight, in contrast to tiles that can get terribly hot. Moreover, wood is a natural product. If they come from sustainable forestry, then a wooden terrace is a very ecological alternative.

 

Price of a wooden terrace

 

The price of a wooden terrace depends on the type of wood. If you choose a scarce type of wood, it will be very expensive. If you choose tropical hardwood, it will also be slightly more expensive than a European wood. In addition, there is the installation cost, the cost of the decking girders, the floor beams, the screws and optionally the treatment of the wood.

 

Woodstoxx Terrace installation service/placement service

 

Contact us free of charge and without obligation for a quote for the professional installation of your terrace by our Woodstoxx craftsmen. Our craftsmen have many years of experience in the installation of wooden terraces, and have already realized thousands of terraces. You can find the terrace realisations here.

 

Cleaning a wooden terrace

 

Chances are, of course, that a green deposit will form on the terrace wood. In order to remove the green deposits, it is best to clean the terrace with water with a dash of javelin. You simply rub the wood with a scrubbing brush and let the bleach soak in for a while. Then you can spray the terrace with a high-pressure cleaner, albeit from a sufficient distance. If you spray too densely with a high-pressure cleaner, the wood fibre could be damaged and the wood would shatter.

Terraces made of tropical hardwood

 

Wood must meet certain conditions in order to be used outdoors. It must be sturdy, hardwearing and resistant to fungi and moulds. In general, there is a direct link between the density of the wood and its durability. Most tropical woods weigh more than 600 kg per m³, which is about the threshold above which wood has a high natural resistance to fungi-causing organisms.

Depending on the natural durability, wood is classified in durability classes from I to V. Class I wood is very durable and remains good for at least 25 years. Types of wood from class 3 to 5 are not durable enough for a terrace, so we do not offer them.

Other properties of the wood that must be taken into account are its stability, in order to prevent as few changes in shape as possible, and the stiffness, which determines the load-bearing capacity of the wood. Each type of wood ages in a different way, with a unique grey colour and unique drawings.  The ease of maintenance, quality and durability of a wooden deck will be determined above all by the type of wood chosen and the thickness of the boards.

Below you will find brief descriptions of the different terrace woods we offer, with their properties and strength points. The most common tropical wood species at Woodstoxx are Padouk, Ipé, Afrormozia, Massaranduba, Cumaru, Tatajuba and Jutai.

 

Padouk Terrace Wood - Tropical hardwood padouk terrace

 

Padouk is a very durable wood species from Central and West Africa, more specifically from Gabon and Cameroon. It is a stable wood species with a beautiful coral red colour, a purple-brown core colour and a cream-coloured sapwood. Like all types of wood, this colour ages over time. With Padouk the aging happens quickly and strongly, but the shades in the wood remain clearly visible. If you wish to keep the original colour, the padouk terrace planks can be treated with a layer of oil. The padouk hardwood is very suitable for high quality applications such as exterior joinery. In Belgium, padouk is always imported as rough sawn wood of top quality FAS (First and Second). Padouk has a lower density than Ipé, but has the same durability class 1.

 

Ipe Terrace wood - Tropical hardwood terrace made of ipé wood

 

One of the most popular wood species in recent years is the Ipé wood, originating from South America, mostly from Brazil. It is a wood species with a very fine grain, a brown core, yellowish sapwood and often with light to dark stripes. Because of its hardness and density, this tropical wood is 1,050 kg per m³, suitable for interior joinery, such as wooden floors and furniture, as well as exterior work, such as constructions, cladding, garden furniture and terraces. This wood species also belongs to durability class 1, and the life span of this wood is around 20 to 25 years.

 

Cumaru Terrace wood - Tropical hardwood from cumaru wood


The cumaru wood is a tropical wood species from South America, from the countries Brazil, Panama and Colombia. Because this type of wood is not very stable, it is always placed in a fog. It is a perfect alternative to the bankirai wood species, a wood species that is no longer in our range, because it is just a little too slippery to overflow when it rains. Cumaru has a durability class 1, has a yellow-brown to reddish-brown colour, with dark medium grain. The cumaru wood is very heavy, namely 1,070 kg per m³ and is naturally very hard.

 

Afrormosia Terrace wood - Tropical hardwood from Afrormosia wood

 

Afrormosia wood originates from Central Africa, and is a reddish-brown wood species with dark fine veins. Afrormosia belongs to endurance classes I and II, and is rather a light wood species, with a weight of 740kg per m³. It is also a protected wood species on which trade is strongly controlled. We also have the PEFC and FSC labels for this wood species.

 

Thermal Pine - Terrace wood from thermal pine, coniferous wood species


Thermal pine is pine, one of the most common softwoods, which was thermally treated in a kind of furnace. By treating the wood with steam and high temperatures, life is taken out of the wood, so it will not expand or work. Through this process, the pine wood is modified into a durable and hard wood that is comparable to tropical wood species. This process is realized without chemicals, making it ecological. The price difference is also very remarkable, because softwood species grow very fast and can be found in Europe.