When choosing the best wood for your wooden decking elements, 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. The teak patio elements from BioMaderas are made from the best quality decking boards.
- Durability: resistance class 1-2. Tropical types of wood usually have a longer outdoor life because they have better resistance to wood-destroying fungi. For a particularly long-lasting terrace, the wood should at least achieve resistance class 2. The terrace elements at Betterwood reach this class. The classification is based on long-term tests according to the DIN standard. Of course, the position of the terrace is also decisive for its later durability. Wood is more susceptible to fungi in a damp and shady environment than in a well-ventilated and dry environment.
- 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 decking boards for the teak elements 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. All wood products at Betterwood are FSC®-certified.