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KERUING DECKING TIMBER

Timber Qualities

Keruing timber, derived from several species within the Dipterocarpus genus, is a versatile hardwood native to Southeast Asia. Known for its strength and durability, Keruing has a reddish-brown to dark brown colour and a coarse texture with an interlocking grain. It is commonly used in heavy-duty applications such as flooring, decking, and outdoor furniture, as well as in the construction of bridges and railway sleepers. Its natural resistance to wear and tear makes it ideal for high-traffic areas. However, like many tropical hardwoods, it is crucial to source Keruing from sustainable suppliers to mitigate environmental impact and ensure long-term availability.

Other Names: Apitong, Gurjun, Yang, Keroewing and Kolian 
Principal Uses:  Decking, flooring, stairs, doors, windows, marine construction and furniture. 
Original Colour: Ranges from reddish-brown to dark brown
Texture: Coarse texture with an interlocking grain pattern
Density (Dry): 750/m3 
Length Spread: 1.8 - 4m 
Dried: Kiln 
Janka Hardness: 13.5(kN) 
Expansion/Contraction: 3.5% 
Tannin Bleed: Rare
Standard Sizes: 140x32mm Shiplap – Truck Deck 
Life expectancy: 10-15 years 
Durability Class: Class 3. Moderately Durable 
Screws: 316 Stainless Steel

FAQ on Keruing

Keruing timber, a robust hardwood native to Southeast Asia, is renowned for its strength and durability. Its versatile applications and sturdy characteristics often raise questions. Here are ten common queries to provide insights into Keruing timber.

What is Keruing timber?

Keruing timber is a hardwood sourced from various species within the Dipterocarpus genus, primarily found in Southeast Asia.

What are the primary uses of Keruing timber?

Keruing timber finds extensive use in heavy-duty applications such as flooring, decking, bridges, and railway sleepers due to its strength and durability.

What is the original colour of Keruing timber?

Keruing timber typically exhibits a reddish-brown to dark brown colour, adding to its natural appeal and suitability for outdoor projects.

What is the texture of Keruing timber?

Keruing timber has a coarse texture with an interlocking grain pattern, contributing to its rugged appearance and resilience.

How dense is Keruing timber?

Keruing timber has a density ranging from 630 to 880 kg/m^3, making it relatively heavy and well-suited for demanding applications.

Is Keruing timber resistant to decay and pests?

Yes, Keruing timber possesses natural resistance to decay and pests, making it ideal for outdoor use in challenging environments.

Is it easily worked with standard woodworking tools?

While Keruing timber is dense and strong, it can be worked with standard woodworking tools, though it may require more effort compared to softer woods.

Is sustainable sourcing important for Keruing timber?

Yes, sustainable sourcing of Keruing timber is crucial to mitigate environmental impact and ensure the long-term availability of this valuable resource.

Does Keruing timber require special maintenance?

Keruing timber typically requires minimal maintenance, but regular cleaning and applying protective finishes can help prolong its lifespan, especially in outdoor applications.

Can Keruing timber be used indoors?

Yes, Keruing timber can be used indoors for flooring and furniture, but its coarse texture and rugged appearance may not be suitable for all interior design styles.

OUR DECKING TIMBERS

At TOUGH DECKS we only import sustainable sourced A-grade hardwood decking timber.
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