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Kayu Hardwood Siding

 
Get the luxurious look of real wood with Kayu exotic hardwoods. Kayu exotic hardwoods are available in five species: Red Balau Batu, Yellow Balau, Dark Red Meranti, IPE, and Cumaru and are all highly resistant to abrasions, wear, decay, and fire. These easy-to-maintain hardwoods are comparable in price to similar clear grade softwoods and composite decking products. I AM INTERESTED IN THIS PRODUCT
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Kayu exotic hardwoods can be used exterior as siding, decking, soffit, fences, privacy walls, and furniture or can be used interior as well. Available in four species: Red Balau Batu, Yellow Balau, Dark Red Meranti, IPE, and Cumaru, these easy-to-maintain hardwoods can be oiled with Messmer’s UV protectant wood finish or left unsealed to weather into a silver patina. All of these hardwoods are highly resistant to abrasions, wear, decay, and fire. Kayu exotic hardwoods are available in a wide variety of sizes and are stocked year round at our warehouse.
Tongue & Groove Installation Tips We would like your Kayu Batu deck installation to go as smoothly as possible, with the finished product’s appearance and performance maximized for your enjoyment. To this end, we recommend the following:

Exterior Covered Porch Flooring The material should be treated with a penetrating sealer on all six sides. Meranti and Red Balau Batu (commonly referred to as Philippine Mahogany) is kiln dried but it can still retain moisture, so it is important that the material is sealed thus minimizing the dimensional damage. Lengthwise there is virtually no expansion, therefore neatly trimmed ends can be butted tightly together. Nailing success has been achieved with 7d or 8d finish stainless steel nails. Blind nail through the tongue at 45%. The nail must penetrate the joints. When face nailing within ¾ of the edge or end of the board, pilot holes are recommended to prevent splitting. Ventilation is important. Do not box the deck underneath. The moisture underneath a boxed deck will be absorbed by the bottom side of the board. The sun and wind will dry the tops side of the board and this will cause cupping.

Soffit The material should be nailed and glued with a high quality construction adhesive.

Skirting All T & G skirting & siding should be installed with stainless steel screws or nails. Do not install tight. Leave a 1 1 /16th inch gap for expansion and contraction, as in periods of high humidity, the wood will expand.
- Easy-to-maintain
- 100% clear grade hardwoods
- Available in a wide variety of sizes
- Stocked year round at our warehouse
- Resistant to abrasions, wear, decay, and fire
- Five species: Red Balau Batu, Yellow Balau, Dark Red Meranti, IPE, and Cumaru
- Comparable in price to similar clear grade softwoods and composite decking products