7 Things You Need to Know About Treated Pine Decking
One thing is for sure – decking is a welcome addition to any home across Australia. We live in such a natural and rugged terrain, and many elements in our homes reflect that, including the flooring. Whether indoors or outdoors, timber decking creates dimension and utility in any space in which it is installed. Earlier this month we had written a blog post on this topic: 5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Merbau Decking, and now we would like to write about another timber that is dear to us – treated pine decking. If you’re after decking, look no further. Making the choice to buy treated pine decking is always a good one, and as one of the leading timber wholesalers in Australia, we think it’s important that you know a few things about treated pine decking before making the purchase.
1. It’s economical
Of all the timber options out there, treated pine rests on the more pocket-friendly end of the scale. This is great news as you will inevitably get more bang for your buck, leaving you with more funds to pour into other areas of your home or even to keep in the savings.
2. It’s versatile
Treated pine decking is an extremely adaptable timber. It can be stained or painted to match any colour scheme and therefore can easily blend into most settings. Often, most other timbers cannot be painted or stained in a pleasing way..
3. There are several treatment options available
As the name suggests, treated pine decking is pine timber that has been treated so that it can be used for applications such as decking. The whole process of treatment helps to preserve the timber so that it can have a longer life and enjoy extreme durability. Treated pine is able to be preserved in both CCA and ACQ treatment options.
4. Pine is a renewable resource
Pine is mostly harvested from Western Australia, where there are government regulated plantations. These plantations are designed specifically to allow pine to be used for timber, without the need for harvesting state forests. This keeps environmental impact lower.
5. Pine is very easy to work with
In comparison to other natural materials, pine is a breeze to cut, stain and carve. One of the greatest challenges that woodworkers face when working with various timbers is the ease in which these timbers accept nails. Some timbers even require that you pre-drill holes into them before driving a nail through. Not pine though. Pine takes nails nice and easy.
6. It’s readily available
Even though the Australian timber industry has experienced a shortage of timber in recent times, treated pine is one of the timbers that will prevail and be available for use. This is in part thanks to the speed at which it grows.
7. It is available in standard sizes
This makes the whole material acquisition process a breeze.
What’s there not to love about treated pine decking? With so many upsides, it is a heavy contender for your next decking project.
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