Day: July 5, 2011

Spanning Your KAYU Hardwood Decking

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 of wood used for decking require spanning an average of 16 inches on center for 5/4″ X 6 decking. Because KAYU Hardwood Decking is denser than the majority of species, its spanning requirement is normally

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KAYU Hardwood vs. Composite Decking

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 Maintenance-Free There is a myth that composite decking is maintenance free and will last forever. Several lawsuits have been filed over the years, where several customers alleged that mold, mildew and other black spots developed

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Cleaning and Staining Your New KAYU Hardwood Deck

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 years to come. There are a few different methods for cleaning your KAYU deck. Many people have reported excellent results using a pressure washer, while others have had good luck using oxygen bleach. If your

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