In outdoor wood decking, basically two types of wood are used: on one hand pine wood and, on the other, tropical woods such as ipe and iroko.
Tropical woods are characterised by their great strength and reddish colours. This means that, at an aesthetic level, they are the best option. They usually have an oiled finish and, for a perfect lustre, annual maintenance is necessary.
In the case of pine wood, it is treated in an autoclave to prevent bad weather rotting or prematurely aging it. Pine is not characterised by its great strength and stability. That means it needs to be treated, which gives it a greenish appearance, turning grey with the passage of time.
The assembly system for outdoor decking uses level supports receiving the decking with a tongue and groove system at the head, with hidden fixing (the shape of the decking means the staple cannot be seen) or with a visible staple.