Features compared to untreated wood:
Wood becomes darker
Risk of mould formations is radically reduced
Insulation capacity improved by 30%
Resin seepage is eliminated
Material is lighter but is more durable
heat treated wood is coloured all the way through
Moisture content is reduced 30-90%
Environmentally-friendly material without additives
Minimal maintenance, oil treated once a year
Dryness doesn't lead to leakages
Very durable and stable shape.
Different types of wood are divided into five different classes based on
durability. Heat treated ThermoWood is a class 2 type of wood together with
cedar and oak. There are different heat treating processes and it is important
to chose the right process depending on what usage the material is intended
for. The process we have used gives a material that allows permanent contact
with water, as well as resistance to weather and wind.
In addition to the extraordinary durability of heat treated wood the colour of
LunaWood also resembles more "exotic" species of wood, depending on what
process is used the colour varies from light brown to dark brown. During the
process the wood is
"aged" so that its structure is like that of hundred year old trees.
LunaWood is more expensive than ordinary pine but the huge "savings" are a very
high level of durability and almost maintenance free material. For the sake of
aesthetics we reccomend a simple oil treatment once a year.