Lignia Yacht has a density similar to Burmese teak, with a similar wear resistance; it is harder due to our modification process which results in the products’ grain structure remaining flat during exposure to U.V, water, salt and wind.
Over a five-year test period in the USA, it has been proven that eco-friendly acid-free cleaners that are designed to be thorough, yet gentle work best on Lignia. As with teak do not use Chlorine based cleaners in an attempt to bleach the decks. Chlorine will attack most caulking products, breaking them down.
The Lignia deck can be scrubbed across or along the grain with a 3M scotchbrite scrubbing pad or a polypropylene bristle brush. On larger areas, use of rotary cleaning machines with dispenser tanks and polypropylene bristle brushes is appropriate.
Even with care, in time the surface of Lignia may become uneven and the colour will change from a golden brown to a silver grey due to the effects of U.V, wind, rain and sea water. The product may exhibit signs of fine surface checking, similar to Burmese teak; when this happens, the decks should be lightly sanded with a sanding machine to smooth the surface and remove the surface checks. This will increase the life of the deck by exposing less wood to the elements and preventing the grain from trapping dirt or air carried corrosives.
Lignia has been proven to provide a longer period between maintenance than Burmese teak, on average twice as long before remedial sand