Best terrace wood - a selection


Depending on how much a terrace is exposed to the weather, the wood is also damaged by the weather. Therefore, when selecting the wood for a terrace, the location and weather conditions must be taken into account. Which type of wood is ideal for a terrace is shown here.

Terraced wood - traveled well or at home?

Tropical woods without seals should not really be used for a terrace today, because the depletion of tropical forests ultimately endangers us too. Quite apart from that, the price of these woods for a patio is usually just not justified.

The only hardwood with FSC certification for sustainable forest management in Europe is Douglas Fir. But some woods from the tropics already offer an FSC certification today, so you should definitely pay attention to this when buying.

Woods that are suitable for a terrace:

  • Douglas
  • teak
  • Bangkirai
  • garapa
  • Cumaru
  • Tatajuba

Bangkirai with mistakes

Many people think that their decking from Bangkirai is infected with woodworm. The typical small holes have not been drilled by worms in this species of wood, but by small flies. Fortunately, these are absorbed when the tree is felled, so there is no danger from worms or the spread of damage.

Do not forget wood for the substructure

For the substructure of the terrace mostly softwood, such as spruce or pine is used. However, as these woods expand quite differently when warmer than the decking boards attached to them, cracks often occur or the screws rupture. Even if that is more expensive, so the decking should always form with the substructure a unit of possibly the same wood.

Tips & Tricks

If your patio has found its place in a particularly humid inhospitable place, you might prefer not to mess with wood. It may be better to simply use a WPC deck wood. These planks are made of wood and plastic, which makes them very resistant to heavy moisture. Visually, most of these WPC woods still look like normal decking.


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