Krabi is a paradise location in the south of Thailand. With white sandy beaches, tropical heat and crystal clear water, it doesn’t get much more photogenic. It’s the perfect place to sit out on a deck beside a pool and soak up some sun. A lot of materials, however, just can’t hack the tropical heat. The air can be moist, and the heat intense. This leaves wood warping and expanding and eventually needing repair.
Perfect for any climate
This was the exact experience of a Dutch couple living out in Krabi. Their wooden decking was in bad shape and needed replacing. Located by the side of their pool, they wanted something to withstand the water and the heat, as well as a colour to offset the surrounding marble that was already installed. The couple had seen Esthec® Terrace on display during an exhibition at Maison & Objet. It made quite an impression on them, and thus, they pursued the installation of an Esthec® Terrace.
The wooden deck was completely removed, making way for Esthec® to be installed. The results were astonishing, with a clean, fresh look that will last a lifetime. Despite the intense tropical conditions (Thailand has a heavy monsoon season!) Esthec® will remain in tip-top condition through rain or shine. It experiences minimal discolouration and does incredibly well with water. In fact, when it’s wet, the anti-slip function actually increases in effectiveness. This is an essential feature for a poolside terrace.
The ideal decking material
Unlike wood or PVC, Esthec® does not warp in hot climates. It’s splinter-free, and keeps a relatively low temperature, making it very pleasant for bare feet to walk on. On top of this, it’s extremely lightweight in comparison to alternative decking materials, and has a patented click system that makes Esthec® Terrace very easy to install. With all this considered, it’s clear that Esthec® is truly a diverse material that can function in any climate.
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