Fungi and mold will degrade wood over time. The durability classes or resistance classes according to the DIN standard indicate the resistance of different types of wood to fungal attack. Tropical woods usually have a significantly higher durability outdoors than European woods. at Betterwood you will only find decking wood with resistance class 1 or 2. You can find an overview of the resistance class of the most well-known decking wood in our Wood Lexicon.
In addition to the natural durability of a wood, other external factors determine the durability of the wooden terrace. The DIN standard must therefore only be understood as a guide and not as a guarantee. The durability is influenced, among other things, by the ambient humidity and the constructive wood protection. In shady places where the wood is exposed to constant moisture, its durability is reduced compared to a sunny, rather dry environment. In addition, the terrace should be well ventilated and the wood should not be constantly submerged in water. A terrace with a slight incline achieves a longer service life.
The teak terrace elements have been designed with excellent constructive wood protection in mind. The decking boards used are well ventilated, the substructure does not stand in water for long periods thanks to rubber feet and rainwater drainage is guaranteed.