About Merbau Decking

merbau wood terrace decking

Merbau is the hardwood species from South East Asia( paricularly from Indonesia). In the market of China,Merbau is regarded as one of the best quality weathering hardwood for outdoor construction & terrace outdoor wood decking floors.

The alternative merbau species from Africa is also seen from timber market with lower cost at 800-1000USD/CBM( comparing with 1200-1500USD of Indonesia origin)
African merbau comes with darker color sheen & more coarse wood fiber which has less stability & strength as well as less insects attack,decay resistance than Asia merbau(Intsia.palembanica).

Asian merbau terrace wood decking plank dimensions:

1200-4000x120/140x20-25mm ,1200x90x19mm, 1800x90x20mm ( or other custom size)

Profile Milling: 

smooth sanding 4 sides or Side Pre-grooved with U clip nail hidden installation

Surface Treatments: Weathering preservative oiled or Pure Natural sanded

Instllation: Nail Down onto wood beam (40x40,40x60mm etc)

Warranty: 20-25 years outdoor use

Merbau Wood Data Sheet:

Common Name (s) Merbau,Kwila,Ipil 
Scientific Name  Intsia spp.(I .nijuga , I .palembanica)
Distribution  Southeast Asia, western Pacific islands, and Australia
Tree Size 130-200ft (40-60 m) tall ,4-5 ft (1.2-1.5m) trunk diameter
Average Dried Weight 51 lbs/ft3, (815 kg/m3)
Specific Gravity (Basic ,12%MC) 68,. 85
Janka Hardness 1,840 lbf (7,620 N)
Modulus of Rupture 21,060 lbf / in2 (145.2MPa)
Elastic Modulus 2 ,310,000 lbf / in 2 (15.93 Gpa)
Crushing Strength  10,650lbf / in 2 (73.4Mpa)
Shirnkage Radial: 2.9% , Tangential : 4.8% , Volumetric :8.0%, T/R  Ratio:1.7
Color Appearance Has an orangish-brown color when freshly cut, which ages to a darker reddish-brown. Color between boards can be highly variable. There are also small yellow mineral deposits found throughout the wood, making it easier to separate from other lookalikes. (These yellow deposits are water-soluble and can cause staining.)
Rot Resistance Merbau is reported to be very durable, and resists both rotting and insect attack.

Merbau Outdoor Wood Decking Installation Set:

decking profile - pre grooved merbau

steel U clip for  wood  decking

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