If you have been yearning for polished wooden floors for your outdoor space, Merbau decking would give just the right feel. It also gives varied colour options from yellowish-brown to orange-brown to deep brown or burgundy with which you can create a sophisticated deck; while its naturally oily surface would retain its lustre through decades.
With proper installation, Merbau decking can last through 25-50 years, according to Australian Forestry Department. If you are keen on having Merbau deck, make sure that you understand it’s weathering process, particularly when it is first exposed to rain or heavy dew, which would cause it to bleed. This is a natural process during which the excess natural oil is washed out of the wood. Moreover, as each piece of timber is different; therefore, the time period of bleeding cannot be ascertained accurately.
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