AWCo works with the client to find the correct thermal modification temperature ideal for the look and performance for their project. The process begins with procuring wood from sustainable forests. After the wood is kiln dried to a consistent moisture content, the next step is to thermally modify the timber which enhances the performance and gives the native species an exotic, darker look. Finally, the material is milled to profiles that work for exterior decking, and siding, as well as interior flooring.
When the wood is introduced to the thermal modification process, it is subjected to high heat and steam in a controlled environment. Thermal modification will change the woods overall appearance and attributes to broaden the performance range functionally and aesthetically for many wood species.
The TMT (Thermally Modified Timber) raw stock is then processed by local mill workers to the desired specification. Common mill forms are siding, decking and flooring.