Merbau Decking Perth
Merbau is a hardwood timber which grows in Australian region of Daintree area of Far North Queensland by the Johnstone River. It is often referred to as Johnstone River teak or scrub mahogany.
Merbau timber is a tropical hardwood with high oils and tannin content giving it a natural gloss without harsh artificial coating.
Merbau ranges from a pale to dark reddish brown colour. Merbau is a versatile hardwood used in many products including hardware, fencing, features within buildings, and decking.
Commonly used for larger scale projects and general building. Also utilised in everyday use for outside settings, around BBQ areas, and for woodcraft, floorboards and wood fittings.
Merbau decking colour and size
The natural appearance of this distinct timber is a yellow-brown or an orange-brown
Merbau comes in a range of size and shapes, the most common is the 140 x 19 or the 90 x 19 which is available for purchase in set measurements (lengths).
Merbau decking maintenance
Oil your deck
Merbau is generally used for his dark wood look and longevity. But with Merbau’s natural properties, there is a bleed period that is required for the deck to settle before any treatments are added. Maintenance for a Merbau deck can begin from the first coat of pigment oil. Depending on the traffic and location of the deck, the ongoing maintenance will vary.
Cleaning your deck
When the time comes to clean the deck in your home, all you need to remove the stains are cleaning detergents that have sodium percarbonate as an active ingredient. Just add water and a stiff bristled brush and away you go. Lightly scrub the solution on the whole deck and leave to activate for 15 minutes before rinsing the wood with water. Before you know it, it’s good as new.
If you have more questions about cleaning your decks, our Merbau experts can give you sound advice on you Merbau deck, Contact us.