One of the main questions that are commonly and regularly asked from our customers and users regard the length of deck boards that are offered. Technologically speaking, there are many choices that you can select from when it comes to it. We hope that this article will allow you in the future to better choose your decking boards but also will help you to better understand its importance.
What lengths are available?
Wood importers and traders in the market offer a wide variety of materials as well as lengths regarding decking boards. Generally speaking, there are available lengths ranging from 0,95 to 6,10 meters even though you might find that the majority of professionals in this sector choose to use feet while measuring the length of boards. This is also the reason why you have gaps of 30 centimeters between each length since one foot is the equivalent of this measurement.
Generally speaking, there are 18 standardized lengths available in the market. We have determined that there are lengths that are called spur lengths and these range from 0,95 m to 1,55, lengths that are often less expensive than long lengths ranging from 1,85 m to 6,10. Of course, the difference in the price depends not only on the length but also on the material.
This feature, though, is also present only on exotic species. Softwood and thermo-heated woods are not produced in lengths that are less than 2,70m, something that happens due to technical reasons.
Is this choice decisive?
The choice of the length of your decking boards is not a key element in the realization of your wooden decking and terrace. Nevertheless, there are some questions that need to be answered knowing that these definitely influence your decision.
First of all, the question of the price of decking boards is very important. With a variation of 7 percent until 35% between the price of long and short length boards, choosing the best decking board for you is first and foremost a financial decision.
Secondly, the technique of the layout is also an important factor. Depending on your laying technique, you will end of choosing more or less boards since there are many laying techniques available for your wooden deck. The level of difficulty of laying will vary according to your choice.
Finally, the gaps that exist between the decking boards play also a great role. Gaps are linked both to the laying technique that you will use but also to the dimensions of your decking. It is very important to take into account a greater or lesser percentage depending on the complexity of your project.
And also, the aesthetic aspect is also important and will also be influenced by the length of your boards. Indeed, the end-result will be different depending on the choice of length and installation of your boards. If you do not know which length to use, there are always experts available for you that will help you while choosing.