DARK RED BALAU DECKING
Dark Red Balau is valued for its rich dark red mahogany appearance with the benefits of superior durability and hardness. 100% Clear All Heart, Iron Woods® Dark Red Balau is graded to the same Highest Market Standard, Premium Select Architectural Grade that we apply to all Iron Woods products.
Be Aware. Genuine Dark Red Balau as introduced to the market by Iron Woods® should not to be confused with false Dark Red Balau (quarubarana) which is being substituted for Erisma Uncinatum due to its similar appearance and lower cost. In application, quarubarana is known to be lower in stability and more prone to checking than genuine Dark Red Balau. It is also important to note that genuine Dark Red Balau is sold under the name mahogany in some markets, as is Meranti. To make certain that you are receiving the beautiful genuine Dark Red Balau that Iron Woods® supplies, be sure to specify the Iron Woods® brand.
Strength & Durability
Iron Woods® Dark Red Balau Decking is naturally durable and contains no harmful chemicals. The strength of Dark Red Balau allows you to span 24″ with 5/4×6 decking and 16″ with the attractive 1×4 pattern. Dark Red Balau is harder and more scratch resistant when compared to similarly priced decking materials and can be installed using similar methods and tools. Unlike other types of hardwood decking, with Dark Red Balau you do not have to pre-drill for every screw. Ring Shank nails are an option as well, though ends should always be predrilled in any wood decking to reduce end splitting.
Dark Red Balau is a fine hardwood that is often used for applications such as ship building, door and window frames, millwork, moldings, boxes and crates, outdoor decking and fencing. Its warm, reddish-brown tones blend well with many types of railing systems, or you can choose from Dark Red Balau dimensional lumber to create your own design.
Dark Red Balau is available in a full range of sizes and profiles. Decking – 1×4, 1×6, 5/4×4 Tongue and Groove Porch Floor – 1×4, 5/4×4 Post and Hand Rail – 4×4, 2×2, 2×4, 2×6 Siding and Ceiling – 1×4, 1×6, 5/4×4, 5/4×6 Trim – Standard and custom profiles available upon request.
IRON WOODS® DARK RED BALAU DECKING
Residential Deck Installation & Maintenance
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How does Iron Woods® Dark Red Balau compare to other lumber and decking products?
|Dark Red Balau||CCA-Treated Pine||Typical Composite Decking|
|Movement in Service||Medium||High||High|
|Fire Rating Class||Medium||Varies||Low|
|Weight per cu. ft.||37 lbs.||35lbs.||60 – 64lbs.|
|Bending Strength (in psi)||12,687 psi||9,900 – 14,500||1,423 – 4,500|
|E-modulus||1,561,000||1,170,000 – 1,510,000||175,000 – 480,000|
|Shear Strength||1,138||1,370||561 to 1,010|
|Hardness||867||690||940 to 1,390|