color change

The color of wood will darken in tone through the thermal modification process. It is important to understand that it is a natural product and the grain, original color variances and characteristics of the wood still are present. The wood is darkened throughout so any sanding or refinishing will bring the wood back to the original color without staining. In an exterior environment TMT products do move to gray when unfinished. Finishes with UV inhibitiors help slow this process similar to non-modified products. The color change of the thermally modified wood is especially useful in the flooring industry since it can be used to emulate tropical wood species.

Ash : Oil Finish

Ash : Oil Finish

Ash : No Finish

Ash : No Finish

Ash : Aged No Finish

Ash : Aged No Finish


properties

  • Dimensional stability is increased, minimal expansion and contraction
  • Enhanced appearance:
  • Darker, through color and more even tone throughout
  • Increased exterior performance:
  • Less water absorption and less susceptible to rot
  • Able to be glued, painted, finished 
  • Milling and workability similar to standard wood
  • Light weight
  • Process is chemical free, only heat and steam are used
  • Provides a value add and new applications to domestic wood species’