MATAVERDE THERMOWOOD DECKING
- More durable decking - The sugars are transformed during the thermal modification process. Thermally modified wood is more resistant to mold, fungus and spores, and far less likely to rot and decay than the original wood.
- More dimensionally stable decking - by drying the wood out fully, then adding moisture back in, thermally modified decking wood is far less prone to seasonal expansion and contraction than traditional hardwood decking.
How does the thermally modified wood process work? Check out the thermowood process to produce high quality thermally modified wood video below to find out more.
Color and Graining of Mataverde Thermowood Decking
The Thermowood thermal modification process gives the wood a rich, dark brown color. 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.
Or, if you prefer a more natural 'weathered wood' appearance, Mataverde Thermowood decking can be left untouched and will gradually age to a lustrous silvery gray patina over time, for a low maintenance, real wood deck.
Mataverde Thermowood Decking Care & Maintenance
Mataverde novathermowood decking is a low maintenance real wood decking material. As a result of thermowood technology, Mataverde thermowood looks and acts much like other hardwood decking materials. Mataverde thermowood is non-toxic and safe to the environment as well as humans. Mataverde thermowood requires no maintenance beyond normal cleaning.
Deck Installation Tips and Techniques
Mataverde thermowood decking can be installed by a number of standard deck construction methods including, face screw, specified hidden fasteners and Eurotec deck system components. Because of its strength and hardness, Mataverde thermowood decking can be installed very similar to methods used for other hardwood decking species.
FACE SCREW DECKING INSTALLATION METHOD
The most secure and best way to install Mataverde thermowood wood decking is with face screws. If you choose to install your thermally modified wood with face screws, take care to maintain a minimum of 3/4" to 1" distance of screws from the edges and ends of boards for best results.
The only real downside of installing thermally modified wood decking is that it is slightly more brittle than the original wood. So, this fastening method will minimize the potential for splits and will hold up very well throughout the lifetime of your Mataverde thermowood deck.
HIDDEN FASTENER DECKING INSTALLATION METHOD
Using hidden fasteners is a great way to get a clear looking surface on your thermally modified decking. Pre-grooved decking works great for this type of installation and the Mataverde hidden deck fastener works well with pre-grooved decking.