Tongue-and-groove end joints
Tongue and groove patterns, whether it is for flooring or cladding, create a tight and seamless fit. Local building codes must be consulted when building an exterior facade with tongue and groove products.
Nails & screws
LDCwood® ThermoWood® products can be fixed in a traditional manner with nails and screws like any other timber products. Because of ThermoWood® products’ pH value (acid), any fasteners must be made of stainless steel or stronger material in order to prevent corrosion.
LDCwood® ThermoWood® has a prolonged life and it doesn’t necessarily need a surface treatment applied to it. Some people choose to add a finish or paint to their timber to enrich its colour, but if it’s left untreated, the wood will naturally change to a silvery grey (similar to that of cedar or larch). This process will begin immediately and, depending on the amount of UV exposure, may take several months to a year. This does not make the wood less resistant to decay.
Unlike pressure impregnated wood, LDCwood® ThermoWood® can be recycled as untreated wood when it is no longer required.