If you live in Sydney and you’re struggling to decide what material to use for the floor of your outside area, draw inspiration from inside your home. With the flow between inside and outside an important design trend, if you have timber floors leading to the outside it makes sense to build a Sydney timber deck.
Once you decide that a Sydney timber deck is the way to go, you then should carefully consider the timber you will use. Due to exposure to the elements, you’re unlikely to be able to use the same timber decking material outside as the timber floors on the inside. You’ll also need to maintain the normal 2 to 3mm gap between outside boards to allow for expansion and contraction. But by choosing an outside decking board that is similar in width and colour, the flow between the inside and outside will be blurred.
With both the interior floor and the timber deck laid in the same direction and the use of low-profile sliding door tracks, you’ll barely notice where the inside stops and the outside starts.