Timura | THERMO WOOD
RESISTANT – BUT STILL A PIECE OF NATURE.
FOR USE OUTDOORS, ONLY DURABLE WOODS SUCH AS NATURALLY GROWN TROPICAL WOOD OR ALTERNATIVELY THERMO WOOD ARE SUITABLE.
During thermal treatment, ecologically grown native woods are heated to over 200 degrees without the use of any chemicals. The heat compresses the fibres of the wood. As a result, the wood becomes resistant and less prone to swelling and deformation. Unlike tropical wood, every piece of thermo wood from timura represents a guarantee of consistent and optimum quality. Using thermo wood as an alternative to tropical wood also helps preserve tropical rainforests, which provide a habitat for many endangered species.
Thermo wood offers plenty of advantages. However, the fact remains that it is a natural product and, like human skin, it is subject to an ageing process. Extremely wet weather or intense sunshine can thus result in changes to the appearance of thermo wood, and small cracks or deformations may appear from time to time.
NATURAL, WITH THE FASHIONABLE "USED LOOK", OR NOURISHED WITH WOOD OILS – THE LOOK IS ENTIRELY UP TO YOU.
Like any wood, tropical wood and thermo wood will turn grey if they are not properly maintained because UV rays destroy lignin, the substance that gives wood its colour. This natural discolouration is currently in vogue and is for many people what makes wood so appealing.
You can determine the appearance of your façade yourself by applying a surface treatment. Applications of oil serve to protect the wood, allow it to breathe, reduce deformations and impart colour – brown oiled, grey oiled or used look. It is also possible to apply stains over the entire surface.