Application of Bangkirai Woods in Decking

Wooden deckings are known to increase the aesthetic factor of any house. It creates a natural connection between the home and garden and thus in the process, extends the living space, outside to absolute greenery. The natural material in the decking takes in only the right amount of heat during the hot summer days and ensures pleasant conditions in cold winters as well. One of the most common woods preferred for the application is Bangkirai wood. The wood is obtained from the Bangkirai Yellow Balau (Shorea laevis) tree that is usually found in countries like India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Indonesia.

Wooden Deckings from Bangkirai Tree

The Bangkirai wood are supplied air-dried for their application in decking and do not have moisture content more than 25%. The core of the woods is in its fresh form and has a yellow-brown to greenish look that mostly gets darkened to olive-brown. The difference in colour shades is quite common and natural to observe between individual planks. Bangkirai wood is a very highly regarded timber when one talks about its application in decking. Its grains are either straight or interlocked with a glossy surface. The growth rings of the wood are not perceptible and the dried woods are without the stench. Durability and static properties of the wood are not affected when the insects damage the woods.

Bangkirai wood

Wooden decking from Bangkirai tree need to be treated after a gap of approx. every 2-3 months after the time of installation with oil. This is due to the fact that there is a natural reduction observed in the wood’s contained substances. Apart from decking, Bangkirai woods are an excellent timber for application in ships, boats, flooring, bridges and many more.

Advantages of Bangkirai Wooden Decking

Bangkirai woods are extensively preferred for decking due to its low moisture content. It is a highly resistant wood and the core woods does not get rid of the sapwoods that are relatively lighter. Additionally, rot and mould do not affect the wood, either. It is an excellent wood to be used for decking in places, which are highly prone to insects, as they do not seem to affect the static properties and hence, the durability. Woods obtained from Bangkirai Yellow Balau (Shorea laevis) trees are highly dense because of their large density and the contained substances. Wood, when left untreated, remains unharmed and as the time passes by, the surface turns silver-grey.

On treating the decking surface with OSMO decking oil, one can achieve great optical value. The wood remains protected from the UV rays, which is one of the major factors behind them turning grey. It must be ensured that the woods in decking or balcony are used in a manner that the rainwaters coming off them are taken away by guttering. This is due to the fact that the oil content of the wood may get washed away by the rain in the first period.

The Bottom Line: Au-Mex supplies Bangkirai wood deckings of the finest quality. We have developed quite a reputation amongst the users for our penchant of providing products that boast of durability and long life. The deckings from Bangkirai wood have a very hard structure and exhibit immensely high resistance to rot and mould.