Kwila contains a water soluble tannin that leaches out when wet. The tannin that leaches out will stain concrete and tiles. At Style Plus we suggest it is either left to weather on grass or washed off using Resene Timber and Deck Wash (usually takes 2 or 3 washes).
• Vitex (hardwood): Vitex hardwood timber decking is a light coloured creamy brown tropical hardwood that comes from the Solomon Islands. Vitex decking timber has a tight fine even grain in appearance.
Vitex decking does not have the natural dark sap to repel UV so applying it with a protective coating almost as soon as construction of your deck is completed is essential.
• Macrocarpa (softwood): Macrocarpa decking timber is naturally durable when used outdoors above ground and so does not need to be treated. It is chemical free and has a lovely fresh smell making it a favourite for those who want the all natural deck.