Choosing what kind of wood to use for your decking is all about style and practicality. Do you prefer deck boards or deck tiles, natural wood or engineered wood? The other thing you need to consider is the base that you will be constructing it on. Follow our advice on constructing perfect decking.
Why choose deck boards to build or renovate your decking?
Wooden decking is a great addition to your outside space and provides an area for entertaining and relaxation. Deck boards and deck tiles are often available in exotic hardwoods for their strength and longevity. Decking fits into the existing garden environment, it’s easy to build and can be adapted to any situation. Deck boards add value to your home and give you a true outdoor living space. Using wooden flooring on the inside and the outside of your house unifies the space.
Wood is a natural living material. It’s warm, attractive and ecological. It stands up to tests of time and needs little maintenance. It has low thermal conductivity and so remains at a temperature that is never too hot to touch. These qualities make it the first choice when creating or renovating a garden terrace.
Wood adapts perfectly to your style and needs, whether you want your deck adjoining your house, around a pool or even in a roof garden.
Wood is a living product that changes over time. Changes in colour and appearance are perfectly normal. Ultra-violet light changes the colour of deck boards and tiles to a silvery grey but your decking will still be as hard-wearing as ever.
Décoplus Parquets has selected a range of extremely hard-wearing materials that are suitable for outdoor use.
When considering wooden decking, follow the rules of the FCBA, the Association Terrasse Bois, the CSTB, and the DTU 51.4 Platelages Extérieurs Bois.