What is Chengal Wood?
Chengal Wood is one of the most sought-after solid hardwood in Singapore and other tropical countries, Chengal is a well-loved wood for the installation of outdoor decking. A wood that has been used throughout the centuries by our ancestors for the building of traditional houses, used for columns, beams, roofs and installed on floors, Chengal wood is, today, still a popular wood choice in Singapore and throughout the Asian region for its enduring quality.
Prized for its sturdiness, durability and resistance against termites, Chengal wood is classified as heavy tropical hardwood by timber authorities and typically used outdoors where weather conditions require the use of hardier wood that does not rot easily when exposed to alternating wet and dry conditions with fluctuating temperatures.
Care & Maintenance
Chengal wood requires minimal care and maintenance.
In cleaning you should be careful not to spoil the decking. You need to use water with the right acidity or alkalinity level to avoid unnecessary reactions on the deck that may lead to its spoilage due to the chemical reaction on it. The best water to use is water that is neither acidic nor basic. As for detergents try and use detergents that are not very reactive on the Chengal wood. You need to use good a cleaning material while cleaning that does not use a lot of water on the deck as it can lead to rotting which will make the maintenance of the deck more challenging.