MATAVERDE THERMALLY MODIFIED DECKING
What is Thermally Modified Wood Decking?
- STABILITY - Thermally modified decking is more stable (less wood movement, less expansion and contraction)
- DURABILITY - Thermally modifying wood decking boards changes the wood at a cellular level. Thermally modified decking becomes more resistant to rot and less desirable to insect infestation. So they last far longer than non-modified woods of the same species.
- LOCAL - Thermal modification transforms local North American wood species and allows them to perform as well as many tropical hardwood species.
- NATURAL - The best thermal modification processes use only natural methods, like heat and steam, to create a high-performance exterior decking product. Without adding any chemicals or toxins.
The Best Thermally Modified Wood Processes
Mataverde® Thermally Modified Wood Decking Appearance Options
What will thermally modified wood look like as it ages? Thermowood is well known for its beauty, dimensional stability and durability. But ultimately, thermally modified wood decking is still a natural wood product, and all exterior woods will age differently once they are exposed to outdoor weather conditions.
Typical Color and Graining of Mataverde Thermally Modified Wood Decking
The thermal modification process give the woods richer, darker brown colors. If the "new wood look" is your goal, Mataverde Thermowood decking may be finished with various sealers and maintained periodically as needed. Oil based sealers, such as Penofin or others, work best to protect your investment.
Or, if you prefer a more natural 'weathered wood' appearance, Mataverde Thermally modified decking can be left untouched and will gradually age to a lustrous silvery gray patina over time, for a low maintenance, real wood deck.
There are appearance and maintenance options to choose from. Learn more about the appearance options and life-cycle performance of Mataverde Thermally Modified Wood. Here is the typical weathering process:
|Initial appearance of Thermowood hardwood is a chocolaty brown color|
A coat of oil finish with UV inhibitors will darken the color tone to a rich dark brown color, and help protect your wood as it seasons.
As the oils weather off and the wood ages, the color will start to lighten to softer brown tones.
At this point, you may either refinish to a darker brown appearance, or
|Allow the wood to 'weather out naturally' to a silvery gray patina for a low maintenance decking option|
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The ThermoWood process was developed in Finland over thirty years ago. Through scientific testing and continuous process improvement over the past few decades, this method of thermally modifying wood has been refined and improved. The Thermowood process works exceptionally well with hardwoods, using only heat and steam. No chemicals or toxins are used in the process or in the wood decking.
The result is a world class thermally modified wood decking product that you can depend on. There is nothing artificial about it. All natural. 100% Real wood.
Mataverde ThermoWood Hardwood Decking
Therma Wood Process
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