Our Timber Decking
We specialise in timber decking in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and most parts of Australia.
As well as doing classic hardwood flooring, Market Timbers stock a wide variety of solid timber decking materials in different grades, sizes and made with a number of popular wood species such as Spotted Gum, Merbau, Jarrah and Grey or Red Ironbark. Solid Timber Decking from Market Timbers is milled according to strict Australian Standards. Our boards can also be used for applications such as vertical screening, bench seat fabrications and roof decking.
Things to Consider with Timber Decking
Most of our timber decking has a standard pencil round arris. We can offer some with a reeded back (i.e. Merbau) but the majority of our species are milled with a clean face front and back.
When you choose the materials for outdoor use it’s important to consider the following factors:
- Fit for External use: The wood should usually be dried to a higher moisture content than is required for internal flooring. This is to ensure that it can sustain Australia’s weather conditions.
- Installation: As solid timber is a hygroscopic product, it is prone to movement from moisture. Solid boards will soak up moisture and swell as a result causing cupping if the correct installation processes are not adhered to. This is something to be wary of.
- Merbau Stains: Although popular, is notoriously prone to tannin bleeding, meaning it will leach its red and brown pigments whenever it rains, staining surrounding concrete or tiles. If you wish to use Merbau, we can recommend a suitable oil coat to counteract this problem.
Timber Decking Products
Our extensive range of timber decking options come in a wide array of species. Use the tool below to peruse our collection, or feel free to contact us to discuss your needs.
QLD Spotted Gum
Installing your Timber Decking
As timber decking is primarily used externally, the timber is usually dried to a higher moisture content than flooring. This is done to take into account the exposure to Australia’s weather conditions. As solid timber is a hygroscopic product, it is prone to movement from moisture. Solid timber decking boards will soak up
moisture and swell as a result causing cupping if installation recommendations aren’t followed. Market Timbers recommends installing timber decking over a well-ventilated area. For timber decking boards up to 86mm wide, we recommend a minimum 3mm gap between the boards to allow for expansion without contact with surrounding timber decking boards. Widths exceeding 130mm are recommended to be installed with a minimum 4-5mm gap between the timber decking Melbourne boards.
Need more help?
Our friendly team are more than happy to provide you with advice and recommended installation practices for your timber decking.