Barefoot friendly Accoya wood decking is installed at the Catch Beach Club Surin Beach in Phuket, South of Thailand.
Supplied by Accoya distributor Teck Ethik, Accoya was the ideal choice of material for this resort and was selected over competing hardwood and composite decking materials.
Thermography tests, which were carried out in Japan by the Hiroshima Prefectural Technology Research Institute, assessed the differences and compared the thermal gain of uncoated Accoya decking to thermally modified wood and wood plastic composites. The results showed Accoya is superior having a low thermal gain while the other materials attained significantly higher surface temperatures; the Accoya decking remained cool to touch despite being in direct sunlight on a day with an ambient temperature of 32 degrees Celsius.
This particular Accoya decking benefit is very crucial to the visitors of the Thai resort and further contributing to the barefoot friendly credentials, Accoya decking’s surface remains smooth, resists splintering and grain raising, despite the high ambient temperatures.
Applications used in this project: Decking