Otherwise known as Kwila, Merbau decking is ideal for the hot climates due to its resistance to termites and its durability in extreme conditions. Merbau decking is rated a Class 1 hardwood, it has the highest rating for resistance against wood destroying fungi and insects. In addition, it is rated Category 4 for fire resistance making it ideal in fire prone areas.
Unlike most other timbers used for decking, Merbau decking is very stable and does not warp or twist under extreme temperatures. It is ideally suite for coastal areas. It will however leak tannins and is best sealed with a hydrophobic sealer when used around limestone or natural stone.
Redish-brown in colour, it is lighter than Jarrah and with less grain characteristics making it ideal where uniformity of timber colour is desired.