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Brazilian Teak
Decking

Balau

Balau heartwood is one of the most durable timbers tested by the Malaysian Timber Council. Under extreme sunny and wet conditions, this fine and evenly textured wood can last up to 15.8 years. It is a popular decking choice and typically stained according to preference. That said, some find its natural yellow or grey-brown colour, which gradually weathers to dark brown, attractive as well.

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Dimensions (mm):

90 (W) x 20 (T) x 900–1,500 (L)

Price/sq ft.:

RM13.80 deck panels only

Origins:

Southeast Asia

Type:

Tropical hardwood

Colour:

Yellow to brown

Fungus & Pest Resistance:

High (heartwood)

Available Grades:

N/A

Odour:

No characteristic odour

Hardness:

Applications:

Outdoor decking, heavy-traffic flooring, marine construction, railway sleepers

Brazilian Teak (Cumaru)

Meet one of the top heavyweights in hardwood flooring. Its outstanding durability, weathering abilities, and termite resistance make it a sought-after solution for busy areas or outdoor decks. Brazilian Teak closely resembles Burmese Teak, but it is 3.6 times harder. Newly installed flooring is gold and red-brown, with darker planks sometimes showing bold striping. Over time, it deepens and mellows to a uniform brown.

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Dimensions (mm):

95(W) x 20 (T) x 1,200 & above (L)

Price/sq ft.:

RM22.80 deck panels only

Origins:

South America

Type:

Tropical hardwood

Colour:

Golden brown to red brown

Fungus & Pest Resistance:

Excellent

Available Grades:

Select

Odour:

Mild vanilla-and-spice, mainly when worked

Hardness:

Applications:

Heavy-traffic flooring, outdoor decking

Chengal

Commonly used as railway sleepers, Chengal gives superior weathering abilities and termite resistance at an attractive price. This popular decking material darkens under the sun to a warm purple-brown and can last up to two decades untreated or longer treated. Named the most durable domestic hardwood by the Malaysian Timber Council, you cannot find a better local option for your next resort-inspired project.

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Dimensions (mm):

90 (W) x 20 (T) x 900–1,500 (L)

Price/sq ft.:

RM16.80 decking panels only

Origins:

Malaysia, Southeast Asia

Type:

Tropical hardwood

Colour:

Yellow brown heartwood, darkens to purple brown or red brown

Fungus & Pest Resistance:

Excellent

Available Grades:

Select

Odour:

No characteristic odour

Hardness:

Applications:

Outdoor decking, heavy construction, railway sleepers

Indoor Flooring

Protective Varnish