Thermal tree: wood without flaws
Beauty, comfort and a special aura of natural wood for many hundreds of years provide him with well-deserved popularity. But this wonderful material has its drawbacks. Natural wood can swell from water, warp from temperature changes, or simply rot. Is it possible to get wood without flaws? Imagine yes - thermal wood!
What is a thermal tree?
Thermowood is a unique modern building material that preserves all the advantages of wood without its shortcomings.
The starting material is natural wood, subjected to special processing. The process is as follows: a well-dried board is placed in a chamber from which all oxygen is expelled. The chamber is filled with water vapor, and the board is heat treated under high pressure. As a result, the material acquires unique properties, while remaining a tree.
Thermal boards made from different types of wood will differ in quality and properties. This should be considered when choosing a material.THERMAL WOOD
Pros and cons of thermal wood
The advantages of thermal wood include:
1. Geometric stability. Thermo-tree will not "lead", unlike natural wood. Its shape will always remain stable.
2. Moisture resistance. The thermal tree does not absorb moisture and does not dry out. It can be safely used in any climate.
3. Biostability. Thermal boards do not rot, are not afraid of pests and do not need additional protection.
4. Increased strength and durability.
5. Particularly dense structure. The material is practically not afraid of mechanical damage. You will not have to varnish such boards either.
6. Low thermal conductivity. You can use the thermal tree as additional thermal insulation, saving up to 30% of heat.
7. Environmental cleanliness and safety. The material for the thermal boards is natural wood. Processing is carried out due to steam, temperatures and high pressure, without the use of any harmful substances.
8. High aesthetics. Thermal boards have an attractive appearance and retain the aroma of natural wood. High decorative qualities make thermal wood an ideal finishing material.
There are not so many disadvantages of a thermal tree. It burns out under the influence of direct rays of the sun, acquiring a grayish or greenish tint. This can be avoided by protecting the boards with a special compound.
Notable for its increased strength, thermal wood is much less flexible and strong in bending than ordinary wood. Therefore, it should not be used in load-bearing structures.
Since thermal wood does not absorb moisture, coating it with varnish or paint is rather difficult. Carefully read the manufacturer's instructions and be prepared to use special formulations or even the services of professionals.
The disadvantage is the high price of the material.
Where is thermal wood used?
The scope of thermal wood is much wider than that of ordinary wood. For example, this:
- exterior and interior decoration;
- manufacture of furniture and interior items, including for wet rooms, for example, baths or steam rooms;
- a variety of flooring;
- high-quality window and doorways with stable geometry;
- garden paths;
- terraces and more.
The unique properties of thermal wood make it possible to show imagination. For example, you can make a chic wooden pool or an elegant and reliable pier. A thermal tree will decorate your home and will faithfully serve not only you, but also your grandchildren.