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Sand Decking

Sand is Abodo’s premium eco-timber decking product, featuring vertical grain for natural stability and long term beauty.

Abodo Sand Decking is a genuine eco-friendly alternative to hardwood decking with a silky smooth finish. This smooth face highlights the distinctive vertical grain, and makes the decking easy to clean.

The product can be purchased pre-finished with Abodo Protector in a pale Pearl tone or a rich Teak, to optimise beauty and long term performance and to save time during the build process.

Durable and with a vertical grain, Abodo Sand Decking can withstand harsh conditions and weather changes with ease, making it perfect for pool surrounds and areas that are exposed to intense sunlight.

The timber is derived from local FSC® certified plantation forests, making this a sustainable alternative to imported old growth hardwoods. Unlike most hardwoods, this product does not require pre-drilling, making it an easy to use decking solution for a wide range of applications.

Howick Pool Deck Sand Decking Abodo Wood 2

Finish + Colour

* Colour variation may occur due to variation in the natural substrate. Colour may change/fade as part of the weathering process.


Abodos Sand eco timber decking in Pearl finish

Sand in Protector - Pearl

Sand in Protector - Pearl

* Colour variation may occur due to variation in the natural substrate. Colour may change/fade as part of the weathering process.

Abodos Sand eco timber decking in Pearl finish
Mangrove Home Vulcan Cladding and Sand Decking Abodo Wood 1

Mangrove Home - Herald Island, New Zealand

Manutuke Eco Retreat Vulcan Cladding and Sand Decking Abodo Wood

Manutuke Eco Retreat – Gisborne, New Zealand

Howick Pool Deck Sand Decking Abodo Wood

Howick Pool Deck - Auckland, New Zealand

Howick Pool Deck Sand Decking Abodo Wood 4

Howick Pool Deck - Auckland, New Zealand

Abodos Sand eco timber decking in Teak finish

Sand in Protector - Teak

Sand in Protector - Teak

* Colour variation may occur due to variation in the natural substrate. Colour may change/fade as part of the weathering process.

Abodos Sand eco timber decking in Teak finish
Donelley House Sand Decking Abodo Wood

A Labour of Love - Taupo, New Zealand

Donelley House Sand Decking Abodo Wood 2

A Labour of Love - Taupo, New Zealand

Eco Resort Tavarua Island Sand Decking Abodo Wood 2

Eco Resort - Tavarua Island, Fiji

Profile + Size


Abodo Timber Profile DK14 S 90x21

DK14S 90x21

DK14S 90x21
Abodo Timber Profile DK14 S 90x21

Timber Details


Natural Stability
Sand Decking is manufactured with a vertical grain orientation, which means the timber has great stability, even in harsh conditions.

Preservative Free
Free from chemical preservatives and solvents.

Easy Fix
Unlike those nasty hardwoods, in most situations Abodo products do not require pre-drilling. That means you can install faster.

Climate Credentials


Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Certified
A guarantee that forest products come from responsibly managed sources, including forest management and chain of custody.

Red List Free
Free from Red List chemicals as required by the Living Building Challenge.


FAQs

How do I install and fix Abodo decking timber?

Abodo kiln dried decking timber requires allowance for expansion when it gets wet, therefore a larger than normal gap needs to be left between boards- minimum 6mm in most cases.

We recommend fixing the boards with two stainless steel screws per joist in all cases such as the Abodo Decking Screw. Abodo decking is nice and easy to fix into – pre drilling is not required in most cases.

Joist centres should be at maximum 450mm in most cases. We recommended coating the wood all sides with oil and - regularly as required thereafter. Refer to product technical data sheet on the resources page for more specific info.

Is there a maintenance requirement for Abodo decking timber?

At a minimum, Abodo Wood products should be cleaned at least every 12 months with soapy water, a brush and water.

These are natural wood products, so some surface discoloration or mould and mildew may occur due to environmental conditions and exposure.

Heavier discoloration or mould growth can be removed with Rejuvenator or other similar oxygenating cleaner.

If coated, then the coating should be re-applied once it begins to fade or stop water beading, depending on the aspect to the weather re-coat cycle may be 12-18 months.

How often do I have to recoat my Abodo pre-finished decking timber?

After a exposure to the weather and foot traffic, the coating will start to fade and tracking marks may start to appear in heavy traffic areas, The coating should be re-applied once it begins to show signs of wear or water stops beading from the surface.

Depending on the aspect to the weather re-coat cycle may be 12-18 months. Love your deck and it’ll love you right back.

What is the slip resistance of Abodo decking timber?

This depends on if you install the profiled face up or smooth face up.

The profiled face will provide greater slip resistance perpendicular to the deck board edges, however will not be any different in the parallel direction. The smooth face with not provide a great deal of slip resistance, though it will be easier to clean in service, therefore it will be easier to prevent build-up of slippery dirt and mould.

Bear in mind that decking is graded to one face e.g. Abodo Sand is suitable for a smooth face install and Abodo Vulcan is reeded face up installation.

Featured Projects

Howick Pool Deck Sand Decking Abodo Wood

Howick Pool Deck - Auckland, New Zealand

In this harsh coastal environment, a durable, high impact decking was required.

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Manutuke Eco Retreat Vulcan Cladding Sand Decking Abodo Wood 1

Manutuke Eco Retreat – Gisborne, New Zealand

Eco principles were paramount in the design of this new glamping site, which uses Abodo’s sustainably-sourced Vulcan Cladding and Sand Decking timbers.

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Mangrove Home Vulcan Cladding and Sand Decking Abodo Wood 1

Mangrove Home - Herald Island, New Zealand

On the edge of the mangroves this three bedroom, multi-level home was designed for the eco-conscious homeowner.

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Fiji Tavarua Island eco resort Abodo Sand hardwood decking alternative

Eco Resort - Tavarua Island, Fiji

The client brief on this project was for a super high performance decking that could withstand the harsh environment of the Pacific Islands.

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