Understanding Keruing Truck and Trailer Decking

Keruing Truck and Trailer Decking

Kayu Hardwood
Kayu Hardwood

Kayu International, Inc. with 20 continuous years of successful business is a globally recognized leader of premium, imported hardwood decking, Truck and Trailer Decking.

Kayu buys direct from the source in SE Asia, we specialize in providing custom patterns and sizes at the best prices and delivered to you.

Understanding about Keruing:

Today, Keruing is the most important hardwood type that is being used for both truck and trailer decking purposes. Some of you might not know about this particular hardwood. It is becoming important for each and every one of us to know about Keruing in order to understand why it is being installed as the leading hardwood in truck and trailer decking.

First Things about Keruing:

Keruing is hardwood that is native to South-East Asia and is the name that is given to the timber that is being yielded from over seventy different species of the genus ‘Dipterocarpus’. Most important among the species are:

  • D. alatus
  • D. baudii
  • D. basilanicus
  • D. borneensis
  • D. caudiferus
  • D. costulatus
  • D. grandiflorus
  • D. kerrii
  • D. tonkinensis
  • D. verrucosus
  • D. warburgii

Keruing is being called using various names like:

  • Apitong
  • Hagakhak
  • Panau
  • Dau
  • Eng
  • Yang
  • Keruwing
  • Kruen
  • Kujun
  • Klalar
  • Keroewing
  • Lagan


Knowing about the Properties of Keruing:

The sapwood of Keruing would be lighter and might be having grey/yellow tint. Usually, the grain of this hardwood will be straight yet might be showing a slowing wave. The wood can be found to darken with age and the texture would vary from one species to another (fine to coarse). The Keruing wood is stronger and is being classified as durable. While some other types of timbers require to be cured, Keruing is fully cured and is ready for your immediate use without any risk of:

  • Leaching
  • Bleeding
  • Leach sap

Where can you use Your Keruing Hardwood?

You can use your Keruing hardwood for the following purposes:

  • Truck Decking
  • Trailer Decking
  • Hardwood decking
  • Flooring
  • Framing
  • Boards
  • Internal paneling
  • Structural timber poles
  • Timber joinery products
  • Timber moldings
  • Timber portal frames
  • Piles
  • Sleepers
  • Cross-arms
  • Heavy construction
  • Vehicle building

It is clearly understood that only due to the amazing properties of Keruing hardwood, it is being used as the major source of hardwood in truck and trailer decking.


Our Wood Experts at Kayu International are waiting to talk to you.

Our Kayu warehouse is stocked with Keruing / Apitong  …… new loads have just been inspected for quality control with Kayu Graders and are being be shipped to our warehouses.

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Our Wood Experts at KAYU ®  are waiting to talk to you.

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Phone: (888) 558-5298
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