Among a developing market of alternative wood products, modification techniques, such as thermal modification, have also increased in popularity. This has led to a surge of interest in Thermally Modified wood and bamboo products and in this blog we discuss the benefits of such product ranges.
Thermally Modified wood, also known as heat-treated wood, is a type of wood that has been subjected to high temperatures, usually between 392°F and 500°F, to improve its durability, stability and resistance to decay. This process changes the wood's chemical composition and enhances its natural resistance to rot, decay, and insects. This makes Thermally Modified wood an ideal material for outdoor applications (such as decking, siding/cladding, and furniture), where conventional wood would typically fail in just a few years.
The market for Thermally Modified wood is growing rapidly, driven by increasing demand for sustainable and environmentally friendly building materials. As consumers become more aware of the environmental impact of their purchasing decisions, the demand for wood products that are sustainably sourced and produced is increasing. Thermally Modified Bamboo X-treme® is a great alternative to other Thermally Modified hardwoods, as it is also available in decking, rainscreen siding, porch floor, soffit, deck tiles, and more. Thermally Modified Bamboo X-treme® is Class A fire rated in the US and Canada and has a 25-year warranty against rot and decay.