However, the Japanese have been perfecting this craft for hundreds of years. So, charred wood is more than just a fancy way to label a vermin and water-proof plank. It’s scientifically clever, thanks to simple but brilliant things. As you may or may not know, wood is covered with lots of miniature pores. In regular cases, any porous material absorbs and soaks-in liquid, most notably – water. It accumulates and is a catalyst for degradation, decaying, etc. After the timber is treated with very hot flames, however, the pores shrink and enclose. Thus, water simply has nowhere to go and is not absorbed as a result. Hence, the wood becomes water-proof.
Likewise, application possibilities for cladding, flooring, panelling, fencing, decking, roofing, ceilings and other interior as well as exterior locations become near limitless. It is a premium solution aimed at those who appreciate the natural beauty of wood and its uniqueness.
Even though we mentioned that it should come second, but the beauty of charred wood is what most people notice first. After processing, the texture is enhanced. What was just a barely noticeable streak, stain or line before, is now an expressed streak or grand pattern on a dazzling piece of siding, decking, flooring or whatever else. Treated wood is also UV resistant, thanks to the crème de la crème in wood oil. The latter protects the colour from fading, yet you have the most bleach-resistance when the wood is left untreated.