Naval Deck™ is the intelligent choice for residential and commercial exterior decking.

                                      

Durability - Beauty - Value

Naval Deck™

Battle tested against, fungus, abrasion, and hazards of Naval operations.

Biological testing has proven that Naval Deck™ is rated as Durability Class 1 according to CEN/TS 15083-1. Soil block tests at Yale University indicate that Naval Deck™ is Superior to Teak and White Oak. The New York Naval shipyard found that Naval Deck™ holds wood screws at withdrawal loads about one third greater than Teak. Service trials performed on the landing decks of aircraft carriers indicates that Naval Deck™ wears at least as well as Teak under these rigorous conditions.

The appearance of Naval Deck™ is enhanced by what the US Forest Products Laboratory Calls “a golden sub luster” and what the Center for Wood Anatomy Research calls “unusual subsurface luster” A coating of Teak oil is all that is needed to bring that golden luster to life. The underlying color of Naval Deck™ is mid – range brown to reddish brown often with subtle bands of purplish hues.

Only Creations of Nature can endure the tests of Nature

Sustainability

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Life Cycle Assesment - Tropical Hardwood

The researchers chose a popular form of pile planking and applied equivalent LCA (life cycle assesment) methods to all materials types. Preliminary results showed that, over a 30-year lifespan, the environmental performance of tropical timber planking is 24 times better than virgin-material PVC and 21 times better than recycled.  Compared to steel it’s 133 times better.


The final LCA data from the research will be added to the Dutch Environmental Database and international data resources Ecoinvent and ILCD (the International Reference Life Cycle Database).  The results will also be publicized via the trade media, presentations to industry events and direct to tropical timber end users and specifiers.


The window frame LCA, which is being undertaken in association with the Netherlands Woodworking Industry Association, is using sustainably sourced African, Asian and South American reference wood species.


The competitor materials in this case are softwood, modified softwood and PVC and initial results are expected by the end of next March.  Both studies will be completed and implemented by the end of next June, with the outcomes widely publicized.



Source:  ITTO Tropical Timber Market Report 1-15 April 2016