Hardwood decking is available in a wide range of temperate and tropical wood species but not all is suitable for use as garden decking, so it is important to choose a suitably durable species such as Q-Deck Bangkirai. Compared to softwood decking hardwood decking tends to be a lot tougher and stronger meaning it is harder wearing and can be fitted over more widely spaced support frame elements. It also tends to have fewer knots and thus gives a more uniform, slick appearance compared to most softwood species. Like softwood, hardwood decking will shrink and swell as the weather changes creating small surface cracks to appear that are most pronounced after periods of warm dry weather but perfectly normal and acceptable. It is also normal for hardwood decking to be slightly bent which is easy to deal with when fitting by using a hardwood decking straightening wrench.
Remember To take good care of your hardwood decking and ensure its well maintained. For help on how to keep your hardwood decking looking good for years visit the maintenance tips page. We also have several products to help with the maintenance of hardwood decking.
Hardwood Decking Range