We can source any timber, apply our non-slip inserts and supply it as GripDeck® Decking. Most hardwood GripDeck® Decking timbers are manufactured to order however we do keep limited supplies of GripDeck® Hardwood Balau Decking. Choose from a selection of timbers below or get in touch if you can’t see what you need.
Further info on different types of hardwood can be found on the TRADA website
Timber Tech Spec Sheets
Download technical information for a wide range of timbers
Ranked by Hardness*
Ekki / Azobe (10.7)
Balau / Bankari (7)
Opepe / Bilinga (5.3)
European Redwood / Pine (2.2)
Ranked by Stability**
Cumaru (Moderate / Good)
Garapa (Moderate / Good)
Opepe / Bilinga (Moderate / Good)
Jatoba (Moderate / Good)
Balau / Bankari (Moderate)
European Redwood / Pine (Moderate)
Oak (Poor / Moderate)
Ekki / Azobe (Poor)
*Hardness - Monnin hardness is measured by pressing a cylinder with 30mm diameter into the wood perpendicular to the grain with a force of 200daN for 5 seconds. (1daN == 10N, 200daN == 203.94 kilogram-meters.) The depth t of the depression left by the cylinder is measured in millimeters, and the Monnin hardness N is then calculated as 1/t.
**Stability - If sudden shifts of moisture level or temperature are common, then cracking or splitting may become an issue. Warping can be kept at bay with correct installation and frequent oiling.