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90X19 Batu Balau Select Grade KD Decking Random Mix Lengths

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Original price $5.62
Original price $5.62 - Original price $5.62
Original price $5.62
Current price $4.50
$4.50 - $4.50
Current price $4.50

BATU BALAU DECKING PRICE

SPECIAL ORDER ITEM - 2 to 3 DAYS LEAD TIME

Not only is it a beautiful and durable alternative to Meranti, Ipe or Cumaru, but it can often be obtained at 1/3 to 1/2 the price of Ipe and Cumaru! The key difference with our Red Balau and the popular Meranti decking products is that we source a specific species of the Shorea genus, and therefore can give you a much more consistent color match between boards. Most Meranti decking is a conglomeration of multiple Shorea species with variegated grain and color.

SUSTAINABLY SOURCED AND FSC® CERTIFIED

The hardwood comes from Indonesia, and we are the direct importer of record. All our Balau decking is from sustainable, permanent forests, and carries an FSC® certification. We visit the mills we purchase from in order to ensure they practice sustainable forestry from stump to shipping container. We can provide a chain of custody documentation which you might need to qualify for LEED points.

We have reviewed this as a potential product for years, and we only started to stock it when we were certain we had identified the right mills that could continuously supply us with a single species in order to ensure color consistency and quality from one board to the next and from one shipment to the next.

RED BALAU SPECIFICATIONS

Character Dry Units
Bending Strength 17730 psi
Max Crushing Strength 10280 psi
Stiffness 2457 1000 psi
Work to Maximum Load 14 in-lbs/in3
Hardness (Janka) 1600 lbs
Specific Gravity .69
Weight 53 lbs/ft3
Density 53 lbs/ft3
Radial Shrinkage 5.5 %
Tangential Shrinkage 10.1 %
T/R Ratio 1.8
Volumetric Shrinkage 15.7 %

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