Dec 12, 2012 11:38 SGT Especially in the newer private or public housing estates, balcony in the living room and the master bedroom is considered as one of the essential part of new homes today. Sitting and relaxing while enjoying the panoramic view of your surroundings is probably one of the favorite past times for the new age home owners in Singapore today. Decking products, as a result, also become well sought after.
The Benefits of Eco Wood DeckingMar 09, 2012 17:39 SGT
Eco wood decking is simply sustainable timber with accredited Eco labels that are used for your decking. With the rising concerns of global issues such as deforestation, greenhouse effect, illegal logging of natural timber, there is a tremendous need to educate home owners to use Eco wood for their decking and flooring purposes.
Having Eco wood decking at your home benefits you in long term.
1. Clean Quality Air
Eco wood materials are almost 100% green and very low in VOC (volatile organic compounds) emission; just like natural wood, it does not acculmulate any dust mites at all, one of the main causes for asthma among children, what it means for the home owners is that not only Eco wood saves the environment, it also contribute greatly to a healthy and safe living lifestyle at the home. Quality of air around will become fresher, you will feel more energetic and healthy as a result.
2. Energy Saver
Eco wood decking are better heat insulating materials than most flooring materials especially wood plastic composites. Under a hot sunny day, walking barefooted on the eco wood decking should be safe and cool for your feet. On top of that, eco wood decking can in fact make your feet warm during cold rainy seasons and cooling during hot sunny days. What it means to you is that, for most of the time, you can save utilities bill in the long run as you don't have switch on the aircon during a hot sunny day in order to cool your feet.
3. Durable and Lasting
Eco wood decking can last longer due to its high dimensional stability and durability of the material contents. It requires lower maintenance than natural wood decks. Hence eco wood is pretty much suitable for outdoors construction which is open to all weather conditions. Accoya®, one of the popular eco wood brands today, has a 50 years warranty on installation above ground and a 25 years warranty for on ground installation; such Eco wood product helps to boost confidence among home owners about the significant durability of Eco wood.
In today society, while many people are become affluent about things around them such as global sustainability awareness and increase in individual home lifestyle, demand for Eco wood decking or flooring material can therefore see a gradual increase in the future.