Top 5 wood floors for a long lasting outdoor deck
With the arrival of spring and good weather, outdoor spaces become the place where the main activities of a home take place. A good outdoor deck can transform an outdoor area into a true living space to relax in the sunshine, host family dinners or eat around a barbecue.
A well-thought outdoor deck can last years on end if you choose the right wood by considering things like the weather and use conditions it will endure. Fortunately, there are many options of wood for outdoor decking that will not only please you aesthetically but ensure that your outdoor deck is resistant and durable for years to come.
Offering you a wide range of wood to choose from, Exterpark is your best option when it comes to outdoor decking. Uniting beauty, resistance and sustainability*, Exterpark outdoor decking can help you achieve the exact look and feel you want for your outdoor areas.
Let’s look at some of the most popular Exterpark wood for outdoor decks:
1. Elondo wood
Elondo wood, also known as Tali, is a high-quality tropical wood. Known for its hardness and resistance to wear and tear, Elondo wood is used in many outdoor spaces exposed to bad weather. Like any tropical wood,
Colour: a wide variety of tones, from yellow-brown to reddish-brown
Elondo was used in Bluewaters, a vibrant lifestyle destination in Dubai featuring distinctive residential, retail, hospitality, and entertainment options.
2. Ipe wood
Responsibly harvested in the Tropical Americas, Ipe wood scores very high on rot and insect resistance, which makes it a very durable material. One of the most famous projects using Ipe wood is the boardwalk along the beach of NYC’s Coney Island, which is said to have lasted 25 years enduring a high amount of foot traffic and environmental stress.
Colour: Ipe wood can vary in colour, from reddish and yellow browns to darker blackish brown. Sometimes Ipe will have darker brown and black stripes that contrast with the wood.
Ipe wood is perfect for pool decks like the one in this private house in Belgium.
3. Cumarú wood
The Cumarú tree, or ‘Brazilian teak’, grows in Central America and northern South America. Its wood is tough and dense, highly resistant to insects like termites and to decay.
Colour: Cumarú wood tends to be a medium to dark brown and has a tonal warmth that creates a relaxing feeling.
Cumarú wood creates a unique rooftop area at Sir Victor Hotel in Barcelona, Spain.
4. Teak wood
With its close-grained hardwood and natural content in oil and rubber, teak wood is one of the most classically chosen woods for outdoors, from furniture to decks. It ranks top of the list for decay resistance and its heartwood is rated as very durable.
Colour: Teak tends to have warm medium-brown tones. Its colour darkens with age.
Teak decking used in a private house in Chipre
Learn more about Exterpark’s Teak decking
6. Iroko wood
Iroko is a stylish hardwood decking choice, sourced from tropical hardwood timber from the west coast of Africa. Its beautiful appearance makes Iroko a popular choice for those looking to add a touch of luxury to their outdoor space.
Colour: Similar to teak, it has warm medium-brown tones and its colour darkens with age.
Beautiful pergola made of Iroko wood in an Egyptian private house
More about Exterpark Magnet Iroko
What kind of wood do you need for your outdoor deck?
Planning on building or renovating your outdoor space with a beautiful, resistant deck? Get in touch with us and we’ll help you pick the best wood for your project.
*If you choose a tropical wood for your outdoor decking, you should make sure it carries the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) trademark, which certifies it has been harvested responsibly. All of Yvyra’s tropical wood is FSC-certified, which means we comply with the highest social and environmental standards on the market.