Pool decks, docks & patios
There is a lot to consider with a new pool deck, patio or dock construction. As with any new build project, you’ll want to consider the cost and durability of the material to make sure it’s worth your investment. At Ferreteria, we know that solid construction is the key to a solid end result, and the best materials are an integral part of the construction process.
In Curaçao, saltpeter and the harsh rays of the sun can destroy treated wood over time. That is why high-quality materials are important for a long lifespan. The first question to ask yourself is therefore: from which type of wood am I going to build the deck?
We recommend exotic hardwood for deck surfaces. Massaranduba is one of the hardest woods in the world which contributes to its incredible durability and longevity. It is also naturally resistant to insect attacks, white ants, mold, rot, fire and decay.
Due to the fine structure of the wood, low needs for maintenance and great slip resistance, Massaranduba is a leading option for high-traffic beach piers and residential decking.
Foundations and substructures of deck beams must also receive the greatest attention. Where your deck will be placed and on what type of surface, can have a long-lasting effect on the life of your deck. Red Locus (Jatoba) is best for the underlying structure on which Massaranduba will be installed.
We highly recommend that you speak directly with us to discuss all possible variables for choosing your deck lumber. For more information about lumber, you can view our wood assortment here.
There are many choices when it comes to mounting options for your next patio project. Which is your BEST option? We are here to help.
Stainless steel screws
The standard stainless steel screws are perfect for fastening. Our screws are stainless steel 316 Marine Grade and we have 3 sizes available: 2″, 2.5″ and 3 “.
Stainless Steel Colormatch Deck Screws
DeckWise® Colormatch decking screws are made from high quality 305 grade stainless steel for optimum performance with hardwoods and composite decking.
- Easy installation – T15 Star Drive trim heads.
- Drive with ease – Type 17 auger tips for easy installation.
- Match your choice of decking – Colored head options available.
If you want a screw-free deck surface or invisible screws, check out the next option!
DeckWise Ipe Clip Extreme S Hidden deck fasteners
Hidden Deck Fasteners are a good choice because they leave a screw-free deck surface, so there is no chance of “nail pop-ups” and the beauty of the wood stands out. DeckWise® Hidden Deck Fasteners with stainless steel reinforcement are tested to be up to 3x stronger than other invisible deck fastener systems.
- No more screws visible!
- Automatically spaces deck boards at 5/32″ (4mm)
- Manufactured from polyethylene with stainless steel black oxide insert.
- Reduces fastener tilting during installation improving gap consistency.
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Protect & maintain
Ipe Oil Hardwood Deck Finish
Ipe Oil® Hardwood Deck Finish is an oil-based natural wood finish. This finish has been specially formulated to protect and preserve the natural beauty of hardwood outdoor decks. Ipe Oil® Hardwood Deck Finish provides excellent penetration of even the densest hardwoods with minimal grain growth. It protects and conditions the wood while maintaining a completely natural look. For exceptional results on Massaranduba and other exotic hardwoods, Ipe Oil® is the best solution.
Check out the Application Guide & Use & Care
Ipe Seal End Grain Sealant
Ipe Seal® from DeckWise® is a wax emulsion sealer proven to increase the structural integrity of hardwood decking. Designed to prevent end check (drying gaps) in freshly cut logs, lumber, turning blanks and other exposed wood end and cross grain. Ipe Seal® creates a bond that extends the life of any decking board.
The sooner this sealer is applied to exposed end grain (and cross grain of turnings and carvings), the more effective the coating will be. Application is recommended to the wood within 24 hours of cutting.
The End Sealer can cause color or shade changes in wood, depending on the type, dryness, handling or other natural variables. If this is of concern, first test the sealer on a sample piece(s) and let stand for 48 hours. See label for specific first aid warning instructions. DO NOT apply to walking surfaces!