Contrary to popular believes, wood is also a suitable material foroutdoor areas. Obviously, in comparison to indoor parquet, the outdoor floor needs to have very particular characteristics. Indeed, they are natural solid wood elements in the form of tiles or squares tolerant to water which, thanks to their high resistance and durability, are ideal for outdoors: terraces, gardens, roof gardens, pool sides, beach walkways, urban design and so on.
Nominal dimensions of tiles*
• Thickness: mm. 19/21
• Width: mm. 80/100
• Mixed Length from 900 to 2.500 mm
*Thickness, width and length can vary according to the type of wood and the current availability.
type of wood
– Ipè-Lapacho (Tabebuia) – (Tectona Grandis) Thermotreated Teak
It is necessary to create a support on which strip floor will be installed.
Such support comprises of the same boards (or material suitable for outdoors) laid on the underlayer at a distance of about 30/40 cm. form each other. Boards of the actual flooring are installed on this support by using screws leaving a space of at least 3 mm. between each other to allow water draining in case of cleaning, rain or snow. Stainless steel screws are to be placed in a combined manner (if needed refer to: “additional materials” section). A new installation technique is becoming more widespread: laying using double groove concealed plates and screws.
Warning. In order to avoid cracks and setting complications during installation with rounded edges due to high density of the material, site perforation is necessary. The floor should be treated with vegetable oils or natural primers after installation: such operation should be repeated periodically before summer and winter.
(for the needs see the chart, section “supplementary materials”)