Massaranduba Decking: Explore Its Enduring Beauty and Strength

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Massaranduba deck with pool.

If you are looking for a deck that combines stunning aesthetics with exceptional durability, you should strongly consider Massaranduba decking. Massaranduba stuns with its warm visual character. Freshly cut, it boasts a rich golden brown with reddish hints, reminiscent of mahogany or walnut. When left untreated, this color matures to a silvery gray patina, a rustic detail that still looks good all the way.

The grain is a showstopper – straight and bold, ranging from medium to coarse. This adds depth and dimension, particularly captivating on larger surfaces. Massaranduba’s natural oils grant it a beautiful satin luster, which can be further enhanced with oiling for a consistently warm look.

The images below is a beautiful example of what Massaranduba decking looks like, this is a project done by Deckscapes.

At Sabie Poles, we offer a wide range of hardwood decking, however, in this blog we will discuss why we recommend using Massaranduba decking in particular.

5  Reasons why you should choose Massaranduba decking

Before we continue, it is vital to remember that before choosing any timber material for your deck, you should also consider your environmental conditions. Fortunately, as you keep on reading, you will find that Massaranduba is able to handle tough weathering conditions.

Here are 5 reasons why Massaranduba decking might be the perfect fit for your dream deck:

1. Unmatched Durability

The Janka hardness test measures the force required to drive a steel ball halfway into the wood. A higher Janka rating indicates greater resistance to dents, scratches, and general wear and tear. With a rating of 3,190, Massaranduba ranks among the hardest decking woods available.

Due to its exceptional hardness, Massaranduba decking can withstand heavy foot traffic, dropped objects, and even harsh weather conditions without succumbing to scratches, dents, or cracks easily. This translates to a deck that will look beautiful and function flawlessly for many years to come.

With proper care, a Massaranduba deck can truly last for generations. Regular cleaning removes dirt and debris that can accelerate wear, while occasional oil application helps maintain the wood’s natural oils and moisture resistance. This proactive maintenance, combined with Massaranduba’s inherent hardness, extends the deck’s lifespan to a remarkable 30 and more.

2. Natural Defense System

Nature has equipped Massaranduba with its own defense system. The wood produces natural oils that repel moisture, preventing rot and decay. These oils also offer some protection from insects that might otherwise target the wood.

By repelling moisture, Massaranduba’s natural oils indirectly prevent rot and decay. Fungi, which are the primary culprits behind wood rot, thrive in damp environments. The reduced moisture absorption achieved by the oils creates an unfavorable environment for these fungi, hindering their growth and spread.

The unique chemical composition of Massaranduba’s oils also deters insects. Many insects find these oils unpalatable and even toxic. This discourages them from burrowing into the wood or using it as a food source, minimizing insect damage.

3. Low-Maintenance Elegance

Massaranduba’s natural oils contribute to its low-maintenance requirements. The wood’s inherent resistance to moisture, insects, and sunlight minimizes the need for constant upkeep. This allows you to spend more time enjoying your deck and less time maintaining it.

4. Unique Character in Every Board

Massaranduba’s color variations aren’t defects, but rather a celebration of its natural character. Each board boasts its own unique blend of reddish-brown tones with subtle hints of purple, thanks to differences in growth patterns and the presence of natural chemicals. This variation creates a visually captivating effect, with each board adding its own story to the overall aesthetic.

Unlike some uniform-colored woods where replacing a single board can be a challenge due to fading or slight color differences, Massaranduba’s inherent variation eliminates that worry. Because each board is unique, finding a perfect match when replacing a damaged piece becomes unnecessary. The beauty lies in the natural, harmonizing blend of colors.

The color variations within Massaranduba add depth and richness to your outdoor space. The play of reddish browns and purples creates a visually interesting surface that prevents the wood from appearing flat or monotonous. This characteristic makes Massaranduba a perfect choice for those who appreciate the natural beauty and character of wood.

5. Enhanced Fire Resistance

Massaranduba’s high density makes it naturally resistant to catching fire easily. Unlike softer woods that ignite quickly, Massaranduba takes longer to heat up and combust. This delays the spread of flames, giving you valuable time to react in case of a fire.

Fire resistance is often measured using a flame spread rating system. Massaranduba typically achieves a Class B rating, which means it shows moderate flame spread. While it will eventually burn in a prolonged fire, it resists flames traveling quickly across its surface. This is a significant advantage compared to faster-burning woods.

Because Massaranduba burns slower and resists spreading flames, it contributes to a safer outdoor environment. This is especially important for decks, patios, or walkways where fire hazards like grills or fireplaces might be present.

Considering Massaranduba Decking?

As mentioned above, Massaranduba is not only an attractive type of timber, it is also tough. This allows for it to be use in various application, not only decks. Take a look at the following video, see how Massaranduba is incorporated into modern design by A.B. Edward Enterprises.

Visit our website to learn more about our extensive decking range and find the perfect option for your outdoor project.

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