Timber decking is the use of timber as a platform or walking surface. It is an ancient technology used for both structural and aesthetic purposes. If you’re considering timber decking for your Gold Coast home, choosing a qualified and experienced contractor is important. At Decking Gold Coast Experts, we have years of experience in installing timber decks of all shapes and sizes. We use only the highest quality materials, and we also offer a wide range of finishes to ensure that your deck matches the style of your home.
A modern style Gold Coast property with timber decking
Decking Gold Coast Experts can give you great decks and outdoor spaces ideas. From large pool decks and entertainment areas to smaller personalised pairings, our team has experience in all kinds of installation projects. We’re happy to visit your property to discuss design ideas, or alternatively, you can come into our showroom to browse through our extensive catalogue. Our materials are sourced worldwide, meaning that no matter what type of look you want for your deck, we will have something perfect for you. We provide our customers with innovative solutions blended with excellence in service delivery.
Why is timber a popular choice in Gold Coast homes?
There are many reasons why timber decking is a popular choice for Gold Coast homes. Firstly, it is a natural material that blends in well with the surroundings. It also has a warm and inviting look that can add value to your home. Timber decking is also strong and durable, making it a good choice for areas that people or pets will frequent.
Another reason why timber is preferred is that it can be easily maintained. If you are looking for a low-maintenance option, timber is what you should be aiming for. You can use natural oils to ensure that it lasts longer.
Types of timbers available for decking
There are several types of timbers, not just from Australia but also from around the world. The most common type is spotted gum because it is known to be a hardy species and comes at a very affordable price. The colour may vary depending on factors such as sunlight exposure, rainfall amount and so on, so it’s best if you have a look at the timber before purchasing.
Other popular types of Australian timbers used for decking are ironbark, blue gum and blackbutt. All these timbers have their own advantages, disadvantages and colour variations as well. For example, blue gum is a very hard timber with a high resistance to rot, making it perfect for areas with high moisture levels.
When it comes to imported timbers, Merbau is one of the most popular types. It has a rich red hue that darkens over time and is known to be one of the toughest timbers around. Teak is another type of timber that’s popular for decking because of its durability and natural resistance to pests and decay.
How to maintain and clean your timber deck
Maintaining a timber deck is important to ensure it lasts for years. A good cleaning routine will help remove any dirt, dust or leaves that may have built up over time. Here’s a simple guide to cleaning your timber deck:
• Sweep the deck with a broom to remove any loose debris
• Mix 1 part vinegar with four parts water and spray onto the deck (use a spray bottle for easy application)
• Let the vinegar solution sit for a few minutes before using a brush or sponge to scrub the deck clean
• Rinse the deck with water after cleaning and allow it to dry completely. It’s also important to seal your timber deck every couple of years to protect it from moisture and UV damage. A quality sealant will help keep your deck looking its best all through.
Why Choose Decking Gold Coast Experts?
Decking Gold Coast Experts takes into account the environment and plays its part in helping you protect it too. Our process is eco-friendly, which means our products do no damage to the environment when processing begins. They don’t produce any harmful gases or toxic waste either.
The Gold Coast Decking team will help design an outdoor living space according to your needs and requirements. We understand that different homeowners have different tastes, so we are willing to put in the extra effort of customising your decking project according to your preferences.