The best wooden tiles
Wood is a natural product. In contrast to industrially manufactured goods, the pattern of each tile differs slightly from the next in the case of wooden tiles. Thanks to international quality standards and DIN norms, wood tiles from different suppliers and origins can still be compared. When choosing the best wooden tiles for your garden, balcony or terrace, you should pay particular attention to the following information:
Wood quality: Premium or FAS.
FAS is the international standard for best sorting. Premium has established itself as a term in the German timber trade for the best sorting. The wood quality indicates how low the proportion of quality-reducing features is in the product. With the best sorting, cracks and hollow knots should only occur to a very small extent on the A-side of the decking. Pay attention to binding information from your timber dealer.
Durability: resistance class 1.
Tropical types of wood usually have a longer outdoor life because they have better resistance to wood-destroying fungi. For a particularly long-lasting wooden tile, the wood should at least achieve resistance class 2. the wooden tiles Betterwood achieve the highest resistance class according to the DIN standard. The position of the wooden tiles on the garden, balcony and terrace is also decisive for their later durability. In a sunny and well-ventilated environment, the durability of the wood can be well over 25 years.
Drying: KD or technically dried.
Drying has a decisive influence on the dimensional stability and dimensional stability of the wood. With a technical drying (English KD - kiln dried) later warping is better prevented than with exclusively air-dried wood. The wooden tiles at Betterwood are technically dried.
Origin: FSC® 100%.
Especially with tropical wood, you should pay attention to the most sustainable and socially acceptable origin possible. The strictest international standard for wood from sustainable and fair production is the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council) certificate. Here, the environmental and social compatibility is regularly checked by independent controls. The wooden tiles at Betterwood are FSC®-certified. Visit our forests and plantationsto learn more about the origin of our wood.
You should base your purchase decision on these objective criteria. Ultimately, however, it is of course crucial that you like the look of the wood and that you are satisfied with the advice from your timber dealer. If you want, we'll be happy to send it to you free of charge wood pattern .