Kebony: The New Wood
A Sustainable Tropical Hardwood Alternative
- Maintenance free life cycle
- Dimensional Stability
- High Compression Strength
- Strong Resistances against decay, fungi, insects and other microorganisms
- High Durability
- Cost Effective
- Lasts three times as long as typical pressure treated lumber
Kebony starts with the selection of the highest grade of sustainably harvested wood species. Then, through a process named Kebonization, Kebony is impregnated with extracts from plant biobase impregnating the wood throughout.
The final step is curing the materials to polymerize the two materials at the molecular level completing the process which reduces shrinking and swelling by nearly 50% while increasing the density making it harder than untreated wood. The end product is a beautiful alternative to the traditional tropical hardwood decking you often see around pools, docks, and other landscaping features. Kebony, left untreated, will age into a beautiful silver patina, shown below.
- Marine Applications
- Residential, Public and Commercial Building Exteriors
- Deck/dock, public space planking
- Outdoor furniture
|Wood Species*Treated Sapwood||Maximum Movement %||Hardness (Brinell)||Durability|
|Kebony Radiata||4||Hard||Very Durable|
|Kebony Maple||6||Very Hard||Very Durable|
|Kebony SYP||5||Hard||Very Durable|
|Kebony Scots Pine||6||Hard||Very Durable / Durable|
|Massaranduba||6-11||Very Hard||Very Durable|
|Ipe||6||Very Hard||Very Durable|
|Siberian Iarch||7||Soft||Durable / Moderately Durable|
Install requires acid proof or stainless fasteners, typically deck screws.
Pre-drilling is recommended.