If you decide to go for a wooden terrace, you can choose from different types of wood, which differ not only in their natural colour and appearance, but also in their physical and mechanical characteristics. It is therefore up to each individual to choose which wood species to use for their terrace.
The lifespan of wood is influenced by the specie just as by the architectural design, the shape of the joints, the exposure, the conditions of use and last but not least by the maintenance. The durability of wood against biological pests does not depend on the density of the wood or the species. In general, durable woods include thermoash, thermopine or oak, while less durable woods include spruce, fir, beech, maple, birch, poplar or lime tree.
The characteristics of wood are typical of a natural raw material. For untreated boards you can therefore expect colour differences, usually grey. The unrounded parts of the boards, the cracks or the twisting are all typical characteristics of a natural material such as wood. Some conifers may develop resin channels or fibre deflections caused by growth anomalies. Wood colouration may occur in some species. This reaction is caused by contamination of the wood by ferrous materials.
Modified wood is created by deliberate change of the wood structure to improve its characteristics. The aim is to improve biological and thermal resistance, resistance to aggressive chemicals, increased water repellency, higher stability and colour variety or hardness.
Thermally modified wood is called “thermowood” and is characterised by increased durability. It is particularly suitable for outdoor exposures. This technological process of modifying the structure of the wood is conditioned by elevated temperature with a targeted impact on improving the wood’s resistance to water and biological pests.
If you want to prolong the lifespan of your wooden terrace, we recommend at least a basic coating with terrace oil. A simple test will determine if a recoat is needed. If drops are forming on the surface of the wooden terrace and water is not visibly soaking into the wood, then a coat of oil is sufficient.
Special coatings with terrace oil are guaranteed to prolong the life of your terrace. A pigmented oil coating is preventing against greying. For exotic woods, it is recommended to apply at least the first coat immediately after the installation of the wooden terrace. The frequency of coating depends on the weather and the load on the wooden terrace. When treating with transparent oil, we recommend a coating once a year. For pigmented terrace oils, a coating once every two years is sufficient.
If you are considering painting a wooden terrace, you should definitely not use a glaze. This is not suitable for mechanically strained surfaces, as it starts to peel and blacken over time in the most strained areas. Renovation of improperly treated surfaces is very difficult and expensive. For wooden terraces, special terrace oil coatings are recommended.
As most of the terrace boards are grooved, some problems can occur when sanding, especially at the edges of the terrace. A more suitable option for the maintenance of wooden terraces is the use of so-called de-grayers, which are wood gray removers.
Biological pests that attack and damage wood include fungi, insects, bacteria and pests that seek nutrients and shelter in the wood for their survival. The natural resistance of wood to biological pests thus depends primarily on its texture.
So-called atmospheric wood corrosion is the natural ageing of wood due to a wide range of abiotic factors. Wood is a natural material and it changes over time depending on environmental conditions. Thus, depending on temperature, humidity, light and other conditions, wood corrosion occurs at different intensities, especially in the external environment. The main enemies of wood that affect its ageing are the sun, water, wind, dust and emissions. All these factors combine to create ideal conditions for wood to be attacked by biological pests.
The ability of wood is to absorb and release water into the environment. Through these processes, visible changes in shape, known as drying and swelling, occur. When wood dries out, water evaporates and the size of the wood decreases due to the loss of bound water. When we speak of swelling, we are referring to the ability of wood to increase its proportions, surface area or volume. Wood swells by absorbing water and water vapour.
The advantage of WPC material is that it resembles a wooden floor not only to the eye, but also to the touch. In addition, if the WPC material is damaged, there is no risk of getting splinters, as is the case with wooden terrace. WPC material is an environmentally friendly alternative to wood. Unlike wood, WPC is an economically viable option that does not require impregnation with anti-insect chemicals, thus avoiding possible soil contamination. WPC material does not need to be coated or stained. It is resistant to fresh and salt water, frost and UV radiation.
If your decision to purchase a wooden terrace is based on price, then know that the initial costs are almost the same. The price advantage of WPC boards compared to exotic woods comes only in the following years, when WPC boards do not need to be coated or impregnated with special oil. This saves not only time but also money. In addition, WPC decking is not subject to fungus and rot. They are resistant to wood-destroying insects and UV radiation.
WPC terraces require minimal maintenance. The manufacturer does not recommend coating or impregnating the terraces with special oil. As it is a colourfast and resistant to pests and weathering, it is sufficient to wash the WPC terrace with water.
WPC boards can be used both outdoors and indoors. They are a suitable alternative for conservatories, wine cellars or around indoor swimming pools.
WPC material is resistant to frost, snow and other weather conditions. No special measures are required.
If you are interested, you can make an appointment to see the sample terraces together in the showroom, which is located in Horní Počernice.
Almost anyone can assemble a WPC terrace. However, you must not forget to follow the correct procedures, which are listed in the assembly instructions. You will receive these installation instructions when you purchase your WPC boards or you can view them on our website. The same tools are used for installation as for working with wood. You will mainly use a saw, planer and drill.
The use of asphalt foil is sufficient, but we recommend securing the cardboard with e.g. a PVC strip that is placed under the supports. The WPC carriers do not need to be anchored.
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Of course it is. If the client is interested in a professional installation of the supplied WPC terrace, we will prepare and send a budget for the installation upon request and for approval in advance.
WPC planks can be purchased separately without supports and clips, but the 25 year guarantee against insects, wood rot and fungi only applies when the turnkey terrace is delivered.
Termination laths are of course available in the same colours as the terrace boards.
The advantage of WPC boards is that even at higher temperatures the material does not release any toxic substances into the air and the material does not emit any odours.
If you are worried about the WPC material breaking off and causing getting splinters, you don’t have to worry. The WPC material does not splinter when it breaks off, thus eliminating possible injury.