Like all woods, decking in bamboo needs to be fed periodically with special oil for outdoor wooden flooring. Because it is being laid outdoors, all decking remains subject to the most varied climatic conditions: frost, scorching heat, showers, humidity, direct sunlight; in a word, outdoor conditions are not comparable to those inside buildings. In fact, a standard indoor parquet floor would almost be destroyed after six months if it were to be laid outdoors. This is why decking is a rather difficult product and should be fed twice a year with a handful of oil combined with a diluent; this is due to the fact that bamboo is a wood with an above average hardness, therefore, in order to make it easier for the oil to penetrate, it must be diluted using a suitable product; if this does not happen, then the oil would not penetrate significantly, and the decking would not be fed. We suggest Oil4sun from Tover, one of the most important Italian manufacturers in its field.
Oil4sun is a colourless soaking oil which is deal for protecting outdoor wooden flooring (swimming pools, walkways, terraces…), as well as wooden items such as a gazebo, sheds, pergolas, tables and various artefacts. The product is simple to apply; it is water-resistant, does not crack, and gives the wood an open pored appearance which is typical of oil treatment. Oil4sun is formulated using effective fungicides and special additives, providing protection against UV rays, which cause it to degrade and age. The subtle embroidery of the product also allows the shade of the entire surface to become homogenised and revitalised, which enhances the natural grain and heat of the wood.