Softwoods Reveals the Best Outdoor Decking and Flooring Options

Choosing the right material for outdoor decking and flooring can be a daunting task because of the wide range of options available.

Outdoor decking and flooring options are essential for anyone who wants to make their outdoor living spaces more comfortable and functional. Here, independent family-owned company Softwoods reveals the key factors to consider when selecting the best options.

According to Softwoods, it is critical to consider the weather and climate in the area. Some materials may not hold up well in areas with high humidity or extreme temperatures. Hardwoods are known for their exceptional durability, resilience and attractive appearance as well as pleasant aroma. The most popular hardwood options for decking include Jarrah, Spotted Gum and Merbau, which is the most commonly used timber for decking in Australia.     

Considering the level of foot traffic an outdoor space will experience is also important, says Softwoods. If there is a lot of foot traffic, homeowners should consider using materials that are more durable and easy to clean. Composite decking is a popular option that is highly durable and requires little maintenance. Made from a mixture of wood fibers and plastic, composite decking is resistant to warping, fading and rotting, making it an excellent choice for outdoor spaces.

Incorporating timber into garden paths can be an excellent way to add natural beauty and texture to an outdoor space. As Softwoods points out, timber is a versatile material that can be used in various ways, from creating a simple plank walkway to a more intricate design that incorporates different types of wood and patterns. Not only does timber provide a rustic charm to a garden but it is also durable and can withstand heavy foot traffic and outdoor elements. 

Softwoods explains that timber can also be an eco-friendly choice as it is a renewable resource that can be sustainably harvested. By incorporating timber into garden paths, homeowners can create a unique and inviting outdoor space that blends seamlessly with nature.       

Softwoods says when choosing the best outdoor decking and flooring options, it's important to consider the weather and climate, foot traffic and aesthetics of an outdoor space. Ultimately, the right choice will depend on personal preferences, budget and the specific needs of an outdoor space.     

To discuss outdoor renovations including DIY decking and pergolas, get in touch with Softwoods. 

About Softwoods

Softwoods is a family-owned South Australian company that has been trading for over 30 years. An independent, community-minded and environmentally conscious company, Softwoods offers various options for building any outdoor structure.

Source: Softwoods