Western Red Cedar, STK grade decking
Specie: Western Red Cedar
Botanical name: Thuja plicata
Size: 26x190x2100-5100 mm
Density: cca 400 kg/1m3
Durability class EN350: 2
Certificate of legal origin: EUTR
Kiln dried: KD
Usage: exterior decking
Packing: loose laid
Profile: S4S, E4E, both side smoth
About Western Red Cedar
Western Red Cedar one of the most beautiful species in the world. Western red cedar offers much more than just good look. This unique specie we import from British Columbia is one of the most stable and most durable species. Wood remains straight without twistability, does not contain dyesand very well accept many kinds of protective coatings.
Tips for installation of Western Red Cedar decking
The best option for installation of terrace boards is to use stainless steel screws. For most of applications, stainless steel grade 304 sufficient and provides adequate corrosion protection. For terraces salt water resistant 316 degree use screws for installation must be long enough to penetrate at least 3.5 cm into the underlying joist. Two screws must be be use on each side of the planks terraced on each connection with every boards with supporting beams. The spacing of base prisms is 40 cm is recommended for boards in size 26x140 mm. This spacing is used for normal trafic and load of about 100 kg between grids. Imposition of base grow above the soil, for example, to target designated for this purpose, it increases their durability. Use cedar base prisms, achieve consistent properties and behavior of the underlying wood beams and wooden boards, and the best result.
Although cedar is naturally resistant, surface treatment is recommended for increased protection of wood and prolong its life. Cedar wood very well tolerated a wide range of stains and other coatings, however, any such product, should be recommended specialized supplier. When selecting a suitable paint, make sure it meets the following.
Water repellent - hydrophobic
Resistant to mildew
Penetration oil-based paints, especially those containing pigments, are recommended for cedar. Pigments provide increased resistance to UV radiation. Coatings should contain components capable of withstanding the abrasive wear, i.e. threadbare coat. Using heavy-layered paint or other coatings is not recommended for cedar patio decking. These coatings can create cracks or flake off when they are applied, and it is very difficult to remove them.
Tips for installation and maintenance
The gaps between individual boards provide adequate drainage and also allows natural movement of the wood due to climatic changes. Wood, which can dry out after soaking lasts longer than that, which remains wet. Keep terrace boards without fallen leaves, pine needles and other debris that can hold water and moisture, thus allow adequate drying wood. Between individual boards to create during installation gap of about 5 mm. Moisture and dirt can form in places butt ends of boards connected to the underlying prisms. Create a trailing gap in width of about 3 mm between the ends of the boards connected in length. Places podkládejte double grate with a space separated by about 9 cm for the possibility of runoff water and drying options. From time to time, move the pots, benches and other accessories of your patio that you allow sufficient drying of wood under these points.
Before and during installation make sure that wood is not exposed to direct sunlight, rain, snow or other weather conditions. Keep wood covered under the foil or store it under the roof with relative humidity similar to outdoor conditions. Place the wood on stickers to allow air ventilation and keep wood out of moist and mold formation. Follow these storage instructions to prevent wood against twisting, bowing or other deformations which may apear during incorrect storage.
Care and maintenance
Clean your deck regulary, keep it out of dirt, soil, sediments and pollen. This prevents the penetration of dirt macropores into the wood. The black dirt stains can occure under objects like umbrellas stands, flower pots, bowls, mats and other where water and hight moisture can stand without proper air ventilation. Therefore carry these objects time to time and ensure natural drying and ventilation. This helps to avoid creating of dark spots on the wood.
We will show you our products before purchase in our warehouse. Wood is a natural material, each piece is a unique original. The supplied wood will be different from the displayed photos and samples.
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