Opinions on Kebony Wood for Exterior Deck
Hi all. I’m looking to replace deck boards on an existing deck structure and have been looking at various materials.
Kebony came across my radar and I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with it.
They claim, well, pretty much everything. Fast growing, sustainably harvested softwood (Radiata pine) is treated, with an organic, non-toxic infusion and cured. This process hardens the wood and results in a product with a 50+ year lifespan and 30 year warranty against rot. No maintenance (if you’re ok with it fading to grey), natural wood appearance, readily available, etc etc.
Has anyone worked with this product? I’m curious about all aspects. Workability, installation and appearance right out of the gate. Splinters, slip resistance, checking and appearance as it ages. Generally, does this product live up to the claims made by the manufacturer?
I’m also curious if there are any other decking products I should be aware of. I’m in New England, where fir, ipe, cedar, PT, and a multitude of plastic products are the other available options.
Appreciate any input.
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