Yellow Balau Decking
Yellow Balau decking boards are supplied with a smooth face and beveled edges.
Yellow Balau (pronounced Bal-Ow) - Bangkirai - is a very durable Malaysian hardwood. It is a hard, heavy and strong timber that is well suited to deck construction.
Yellow Balau decking has an interlocking grain and a fine and even texture. Its colour varies between yellowish-brown, brown and pale reddish-brown. Occasional pinhole and hit and miss is acceptable within the grading rules of Yellow Balau decking.
It is recommended that Yellow Balau is cleaned with a solution such as Sansin Wood Cleaner and sanded prior to surface treatment.
It is recommended that a finish is applied to all surfaces, including ends, before installation. The type of coating wil be determined by the final finish and appearance desired. Click here to view Silva Timber's Wood Finish range.
Finish protects the wood from moisture absorption and UV degradation. It helps prevent staining caused by mildew and extractives and will increase the service life of the timber. For more information on how weathering affects timber click here.