How to choose the best quality boards for building a wooden deck?

First of all, your choices will be determined by the look you want to have and the budget you have. Then the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of blades will allow you to make your choice with full knowledge of the facts.


The entire team at Deck Builders company is also at your disposal to guide you and give you the best advice to be satisfied with the final result!


The accessories


For the installation, there is nothing technically very complicated. Still, to carry out the installation in the art rules, you will have to be equipped with adequate tools and not to neglect all the accessories of poses that can greatly simplify your life. All installation accessories such as pedestals, wedges, geotextiles, and fixing products such as screws or even specific drills, are at your disposal.


We will guide you on the quality of the products and the quantity you will need for the construction of your outdoor deck. Beyond the installation, there are decorative accessories to provide, such as lighting: spotlights, projectors, designer, and table lamps … The lighting of the garden is one of the important elements of the project because a well thought out will enhance your layout.


The pose


You are free to carry out the construction of your wooden deck yourself or call in a professional.


We are there to guide you, give you advice, or recommend one of our service partners.


And then, how to maintain your deck


You should know that wooden decks require very little maintenance, as soon as you let them take their “driftwood” patina naturally. The wooden slats will quickly turn gray under the effect of the sun’s rays and bad weather, according to the purists, this is what gives a certain cachet to the deck, which is all the more beautiful.


However, to limit the superficial working of the wooden boards’ surface and prevent the phenomenon of micro-chipping as much as possible, some will recommend using a saturator for new wood from the first year.


To clean the wooden planks and prevent dirt deposits, all you need is a deck broom and clear water, or even saltwater ideally. This step is very simple and needs to be repeated a few times each year, just like cleaning a traditional deck. If stains are present, you can use mild soap but not aggressive products or high-pressure jets to avoid damaging the blades. To keep the original color, exotic wood slats, you can use a saturator once/year.

Tips To Improve Home Ergonomics

Is a home comfortable? Is your furniture comfortable for all members of the family? And the materials, are they the most suitable?


When choosing a piece of furniture, you always think about its design, its comfort or its price, but not about whether that piece will be suitable for resting or whether it will generate health problems.


That’s what ergonomics works for. According to the Ergonomics Association, it is the set of multidisciplinary knowledge that takes into account the adequacy of products, systems and artificial environments for the needs, limitations and characteristics of its users, optimizing efficiency, safety and well-being .


In some homes there is a designation of chairs and chairs for each of the members. These situations are not lacking in logic since the physiognomy of each individual makes the ideal design of each resting place different. And it is that, if the furniture of the house does not ensure the safety and well-being of its inhabitants, there may be consequences for health. Therefore, the following guidelines must be taken into account:


1. Ergonomics and materials


In the first place, the deformations and permanent coupling of armchairs, sofas and mattresses to the person who uses them the most or with the most weight, where the original state is not recovered after use, are due to a poor choice of filling materials. At the other extreme, many times it is intended to avoid this deformity by choosing hard materials, which prevents adaptation to the user’s body at the time of use, resulting in damage to health.


One of the most advisable fillers for mattresses and sofas, although also more expensive, is that of feathers or a combination of these with other materials, since they adapt perfectly to the person who uses it and has the ability to recover its original state.


2. Ergonomics and sizes, heights and distances


When choosing furniture, the biggest problems are found when choosing sizes, heights and distances , since you can find a family unit in which its components have very different anthropometric characteristics.


Thus, if it is known that on the sofa the kidneys should be protected by the backrest, that a person’s hips should not be lower than the knees and that the armrest should be at the elbow, it is clear that it is not these characteristics may be met for all members. Therefore, ideally they should have adjustable structures or individualize , at least, reading or resting chairs.


3. Ergonomics in kitchen furniture


The same problem arises with kitchen cabinets . Working standing up, in front of a very low or very high worktop, forces you to assume incorrect postures that, in the long run, can seriously affect your health. For this reason, it is convenient that the height of the worktop is modified according to those inhabitants who use it the most.


So, if you are thinking of changing the furniture, you must not forget such important aspects as those that determine its ergonomics. The health and rest of the inhabitants of the home depend on it.