Thermally Modified Wood: Thermowood
ThermoWood® is a wood material produced by using natural methods, heat and steam. Thermal modification improves the wood’s technical properties and ThermoWood is non-toxic, dimensionally stable, resistant to decay and resin free. It can be used inside or outdoors, in any climate. These solid wood floors are both exquisite and tough. This thermal process, practiced by the Vikings to increase the durability and longevity of their ships, renders the wood naturally moisture, mold and mildew resistant.
The beautiful durability of Thermowood adds a natural elegance to any space, both indoors and out, commercial and residential. For outdoors imagine decks, pathways, walls, showers and saunas which never need chemical applications and are naturally moisture, mold, mildew and pest resistant.
Reduced equilibrium moisture content
Improved durability against decay
Reduced thermal conductivity
Consistent color through the wood
Non toxic material
Reduced splitting strength
Slightly reduced bending strength