Popular in Europe for many years, thermally treated wood is quickly gaining popularity in the Americas! These domestic woods; Cypress, Elm, Ash, and Gum undergo the thermal treatment process in the Southeastern U.S.. With no chemicals added this is a natural and non toxic wood treatment. The thermal treatment process removes 95% of the polysaccarides from the wood which dramatically increases durability, and hardness, while reducing moisture related shrinkage.
Thermally Treated wood is ideal for use in high humidity and moisture areas like poolside, or in basements, kitchens, and bathrooms.
The appearance is impressive too! The thermal treatment process enhances the woods color creating an even brown tint that is consistent beyond the surface. In fact the color is consistent to the very center of the board!
Is heat treated wood and thermally treated wood the same? NO! “heat treated wood” refers to wood that is heated to 130° F. The only purpose being to kill bugs and larva in the wood. Thermo-treated wood is heated beyond 400° F changing the molecular structure, resulting in a new generation of wood material.