KAYU on the Environment

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KAYU International, Inc. believes wood is one of the world’s most essential resources and is devoted to operating solely in countries that enforce strict environmental policies. There are many misconceptions that logging is equivalent with clear cutting or deforestation. Deforestation occurs when every tree in an area is removed and converted into non forest land […]

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 […]

KAYU Hardwood vs. Composite Decking

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There are many reasons why KAYU Hardwood Decking is a superior choice to composite decking for your new outdoor living space. This article describes just a few reasons why making the choice between a beautiful KAYU Hardwood Deck and a synthetic deck is much easier than you may have previously thought. Composite Decking is Not […]

Cleaning and Staining Your New KAYU Hardwood Deck

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Your beautiful new KAYU deck has just been installed and now it’s time for you to learn how to sustain its beauty. Like most things outdoor, your deck will be exposed to the elements, including sun, rain, snow and humidity. With just a few easy steps you can keep your deck looking immaculate for many […]

Sustainable Forest Management

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The earth is 70% water and 30% land. Tropical rainforest covers 7% of the world’s landmass, representing 1.7% of the earth’s surface. The tropical rainforest contains more than half the flora and fauna in the world and is an important factor in the conversion of carbon dioxide to oxygen. But tropical rainforest is not alone […]

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 […]