Teak Decking Technical Info
Teak Decking Specs
Botanical Name: Tectona grandis
Common Name: Teak
General Characteristics: Color varies from a yellow brown to dark golden brown, darkening with age. Course, uneven texture with straight grain and oily feel.
Moisture Content of Decking: Our Teak Decking is specially dried for use on exterior projects.
We also sell Teak lumber kiln dried specifically for interior use. DO NOT use kiln dried interior lumber in exterior projects as it will expand. Teak Decking dried for exterior use will shrink inside.
Janka side hardness: 1,070 lb at 12% moisture content.
Bending Strength: 14,600 psi
Working Properties: Works with moderate ease, but silica content can have a blunting effect on cutters. Glues and finishes nicely, although pretreatment may be ncessary. Must be predrilled for fastening.
Distribution: Asia, Africa, Latin America
Durability: Teak is very durable, especially when harvested from older trees. Naturally resists rot, mold, mildew, and insects.
Uses: Outdoor Decking, flooring, boat building, furniture, decorative objects
Compare Teak to Other Types of Wood Decking
Compare the available decking woods. Read the following comparison and then give us a call (1.877.232.3915). By any measure (hardness, strength, durability, appearance), our Teak Decking is clearly the superior decking material across the board. Don't take our word for it, ask for a sample. Our Teak Decking speaks for itself! All Teak decking is not the same. Our mills in Brazil cut only the finest logs for our decking production.
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Color varies from a yellow brown to dark golden brown, darkening with age.
Very durable and naturally resistant to decay and insects. Offers up to 50+ year lifespan.
A light reddish-brown wood with generally straight grain.
Not naturally resistant to decay. Should be painted or stained to prevent decay.
Very pronounced grain. Dusty yellow-green color due to chemical treatment of the wood.
A chemical preservative, chromated copper arsenate is forced into the wood. Offering resistance to decay, but also potential health concerns.
Several grades available that vary considerably in in appearance and quality. Usually straight grained with a fine, even texture. Color varies from cherry-red to dark reddish-brown.
Premium grades are more durable than most woods in common use. Resistant to decay, but relatively soft and quick to weather. Treatment is recommended.
Fresh cut, this wood appears a salmon pink color which turns a coffee brown over time. Species is generally straight grained.
This softwood is more durable than most woods in common use. Resistant to decay, but relatively soft and quick to weather. Treatment is recommended.
Interlocked grain similar to true mahogany, but with a courser texture. Species is generally medium to dark brown.
Only the dark red species are resistant to decay. Although more durable than cedar and redwood, it is still relatively soft compared to Ipe Decking.
Span Chart for Teak Decking
|Nominal Dimension||Finish Dimension||Joist Spacing|
|1x4||3/4" x 3 1/2"||16"|
|1x6||3/4" x 5 1/2"||16"|
|5/4x6||1" x 5 1/2" ||24"|
|2x6||1 1/2" x 5 1/2"||32"|
Note: Teak is a very strong material. The joist spacing shown is very conservative and designed to pass most area building codes and to have nearly zero deflection under standard loads. The joist spacing shown is also valid if the decking is laid in a diagonal pattern to the joist. The spans shown are typically used even with heavy loads such as hot tubs.
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