|Dimensions||21 x 145, 25 x 145 mm|
|Profile||Reeded / Smooth, Reeded / Grooved|
|Wood density||approx. 1100kg/m3|
|Kiln dry||18 - 22%|
Massaranduba is a wood native to South America and Brazil.
Massaranduba is tropical timber regularly used for exterior decking.
Extremely fine, even-textured wood has a purple-reddish brown color with various shades. Color differences between the individual boards are natural and usual.
Massaranduba is similar to Ipe in many ways and is often used interchangeably with Ipe. Massaranduba is one of the hardest woods globally, which lends to its incredible durability and longevity. It is also naturally resistant to insect attack, mold, rot, fire and decay. Due to the wood's fine texture, Massarandba decking offers great slip resistance.
Massaranduba wood is one of the most popular woods for terraces and is generally considered solid and hard. Thanks to artificial drying, the wood is dimensionally more stable and offers durable massaranduba wood decking.
We recommend treating Massaranduba wood terraces with wax on all cutting sides before installation - Osmo Wax for cutting edges No. 5735. If you decide to finish the Massaranduba decking, then it is possible after approx. Three months after exposing the terrace to direct weathering.
If you choose not to finish the deck's surface, a gray patina will be created. Graying occurs due to sunlight and water. The essential component of radiation that affects the graying of wood is UV radiation. Wood molecules absorb this radiation. Due to radiation and water, gray patina forms on the surface and into the wood's depths. This gray patina will eventually become natural protection against further exposure to UV radiation.
Wood is a hygroscopic material, and for this reason, it changes its shape depending on air humidity. Depending on air humidity and ambient temperature, this humidity change process is reversible but does not occur on the same plane. For the same relative humidity and air temperature, the wood's moisture is higher during desorption than during absorption, with a range of relative humidity RH 30% - 90% by 2.5% to 3.5%. It means that the wood reduces its volume during drying and does not return to its original dimension when moisture is taken back. This fact has a fundamental influence on the behavior of the Massaranduba terrace in Kiln dry state.