GATHERING PLACE | TERRACE
CREATE A HOMELY LIVING SPACE IN THE OPEN AIR.
WHEN A TERRACE IS DESIGNED IN LINE WITH YOUR INDIVIDUAL REQUIREMENTS, IT WILL BECOME ONE OF YOUR MOST ATTRACTIVE LIVING AREAS.
From spring through to autumn, a terrace can become an extension to your living room. A place to relax, to spend some pleasant time with friends or family, a play area for children, or a spot for catching some rays in the summer.
To make sure that your terrace has a positive feel for you and meets your needs, it should be designed specifically for you. There are many aspects to be thought through at the planning and design stage. For example: partial roofing, a screen for privacy, and also a suitable flooring material.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT FLOORING MATERIAL FOR A TERRACE.
If you have a stone-paved or tiled floor, it will retain the heat for hours in summer. In spring and autumn, these flooring materials tend to feel cold and, because they absorb moisture, they are prone to cracking at sub-zero temperatures.
A wooden terrace floor warms up much more quickly and always feels pleasant to walk on in bare feet. That is an advantage in the spring and autumn when there is less heat from the sun.
WOOD THAT IS INSTALLED OUTDOORS NEEDS TO BE PARTICULARLY RESISTANT.
For wood to retain its appeal outdoors in the long term, it should be certified to durability class 1 or 2. Such woods include tropical woods grown naturally and not sourced from plantations, as well as native woods that have undergone technical processing.
Wood is a natural product and, like human skin, it is subject to an ageing process. When exposed to the elements it may change in appearance, and cracks and deformations may develop. These adverse effects can be prevented or minimised by maintenance – for details see the penultimate page, "timura | Thermo wood".
THE SAME LOOK CAN BE ACHIEVED BOTH INSIDE AND OUT.
timura uses an innovative thermal treatment process to refine native woods to produce thermo wood certified to durability class 1 and 2. These woods enable the same look and the feel-good factor of wood both indoors and outdoors.
THE ADVANTAGES OF THERMO WOOD:
Native woods with the durability of tropical wood
Better dimensional stability than tropical wood
Long service life, but low maintenance
Wide range of colours, structures and surfaces