What is Thermowood Decking?

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Mataverde thermowood is a thermally modified hardwood that performs better than the original hardwood.  The patented Thermowood technology allows ordinary hardwood boards, without adding any chemicals, to simply heat and steam the boards until they become a modified wood that performs very well. The result is a highly stable and durable wood product that can be used outdoors for decking or siding. 

Mataverde Thermowood is an eco-friendly decking option. The fascinating modification process starts with raw wood material and then the wood is thermally modified until it achieves a rich brown color, with a similar appearance to Ipe hardwood decking.  Mataverde Thermowood decking is real wood that is sustainably harvested in managed forests in the US and Canada.


Mataverde Thermowood Ash decking at hotel
Mataverde Thermowood decking is naturally beautiful


Because we have experienced great success with the performance of high density hardwoods like Ipe, Cumaru, Garapa and FSC Machiche, we were delighted to discover that thermally modified hardwoods have exceptional performance characteristics. Mataverde thermowood decking provides another sustainable and high performance decking option that is very resistant to decay and rot. Thermowood decking is installed in a very similar manner to hardwood decking.


Mataverde Thermowood decking

Mataverde thermowood hardwood decking

With its dark brown appearance, Mataverde Thermowood looks fantastic immediately. 
If you would like to maintain the ‘new wood look’, Mataverde thermally modified wood decking can be sealed or stained with a variety of finishes. Oil based sealers, like Penofin, work very well.  If you prefer the weathered wood look, Mataverde thermowood decking can be left unfinished and allowed to slowly age to a silver-grey patina.


We hope you enjoyed this article. Please visit MataverdeDecking.com for additional information about Mataverde Thermowood decking, hardwood decking options and more.

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