Ventilation and Spacing Essentials

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When building your brand new KAYU Hardwood Deck, it’s important to remember some key factors.  Hardwoods are a natural wood product and will expand in rainy, humid weather and contract in hot, dry weather.  If your deck is installed without proper airflow and spacing to allow for expansion and contraction you will inevitably face some […]

Easy to Use Concealed Fastening System

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Hidden fastening systems for decks are definitely here to stay.  But there are so many options, how do you choose?  We have tried and tested the Kreg Deck Jig Concealed Fastening System and are very impressed. First place the included spacer rings alongside your deck board to allow the proper airflow and ventilation so important […]

Spanning Your KAYU Hardwood Decking

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Now that you have purchased your premium, KAYU Hardwood Deck it is time to think about installation. Your decking span has a huge impact on the overall feel of your deck. Improperly spanning your deck can result in a springy, soft deck which will affect the feel, longevity and safety of your deck. Most species […]

Tongue & Groove Flooring Installation Recommendations

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Properly installing your new KAYU tongue and groove flooring is extremely crucial for long lasting performance. Sealing Be mindful of excess moisture in the air.  KAYU Batu and KAYU Dark Red Meranti (commonly referred to as Mahogany) T&G are kiln dried but can still absorb moisture. When using your KAYU T&G for exterior porches is […]

Installation Essentials

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Storage and Handling: Keep your KAYU hardwood deck boards clean, dry and out of direct sunlight before installation and finishing. Finishing: Seal decking with a high quality penetrating oil sealer on all four sides prior to installation.  Sealing only one side can create uneven moisture flow which increases the likelihood of cupping. A periodic cleaning […]