Is thermowood any good?

Is thermowood any good?

Thanks to its durability and minimal moisture content, it doesn’t warp or lose shape as much as natural timber. It instead retains its shape for many years to ensure optimum performance with very little maintenance. Thermowood is therefore a healthy and safe alternative to the commonly found pressure treated timber.

What is Thermowood decking?

Silva ThermoWood® is an attractive, sustainable solid wood decking material produced using a chemical-free natural process involving heat and steam. Finnish-grown European Redwood (Scandinavian Pine) is heat-treated to temperatures in excess of 200 degrees Centigrade.

What is Thermowood?

Thermowood, also known as heat treated timber, is a beautiful, sustainable timber material produced using chemical-free heat treatment.

What type of wood is Thermory?

Thermory wood decking is a thermally-modified hardwood product made from American Ash. Thermal modification, an all-natural process developed in Europe, uses heat and steam to enhance wood’s stabilitiy and durability.

Will heat treated wood rot?

Untreated wood deteriorates more quickly in contact with soil and will have to be replaced, possibly every two to five years, though heat-treated wood may last a bit longer. Redwood and cedar are more rot-resistant and last longer, but are also more expensive.

Is ThermoWood fire resistant?

In an email to one of the block’s residents in July 2017, seen by Inside Housing, the building manager confirmed that the cladding used on the block was ThermoWood with a “D – s2, d0 fire resistance rating”. ThermoWood, according to a brochure by its manufacturer, is wood that has been heated to make it “more stable”.

What colour is ThermoWood?

If left untreated, Thermowood will turn a silver-grey colour due to UV rays. The beautiful grey colour lends an elegant appearance and does not affect the wood’s resistance to decay.

Can heat treated wood be stained?

Kiln-dried wood will be dry at purchase and can be stained immediately. This lumber will have a stamp or tag that says ADAT (air-dried after treatment) or KDAT (kiln-dried after treatment). Pressure treated wood that contains a water repellant will not absorb a water-based stain as well as an oil-based exterior stain.

Can you burn ThermoWood?

In fact, ThermoWood is 30% more fire resistant than regular wood. Combined with the charring/burnt process the boards become highly fire resistant.

How does the Thermowood process respect the natural properties of wood?

The Thermowood process respects the natural properties of wood. The patented production process is based on the gradual thermal modification of wood, wherein the chemical and physical properties of wood undergo permanent change.

How long does it take for Plato wood to dry?

The Thermo wood process consists of drying, heat treatment and finally cooling/conditioning, and takes up to 72 hours. The Plato process consists of hydrothermolysis, dry curing and conditioning, and can take up to 7 days.

Which is the best wood to use for Thermowood?

In principle, the ThermoWood ® process can be applied to all types of wood, but in the initial phase LDCwood concentrates on ayous, fraké from Cameroon, ash and pinewood. Thanks to the process, the wood is better protected against water and decay, it is better insulated and it will shrink or expand less quickly.

Who was the first person to use Thermowood?

ThermoWood ® is the result of an innovative process in which heat treatment plays a central role. Thermal modifications ensure that the durability of the wood increases and its quality improves. The first thermally treated wood was produced in the 1930s by the German scientists Stamm and Hansen, and in the 1940s by the American scientist White.

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