Production and manufacturing of Shou Sugi Ban is a fascinating process that has complexed nuances as well as tons of intriguing aspects which we have, fortunately, mastered.
The whole process revolves around exposing planks and timber pieces to scorching flames that reach 1100 degrees Celsius. Such a high temperature requires not just extreme care, but a specially equipped and trained personnel. Luckily, Degmeda has just that. Our staff has the know-how while the state-of-the-art machinery allows us to have high production outputs, allowing us to satisfy the ever-expanding needs of our clients.
The exposure to flames does two things. First and foremost – fire force the wood pores to shrink and close. This is important because pores are the primary location where water and moisture are absorbed. If the pores are closed, the H2O has nowhere to go and wood, in turn, becomes waterproof but at the same time remains breathable. Being ‘waterproof’ means being resistant and immune almost to a variety of environmental and everyday challenges that flooring and wood in interiors have to endure.
A second noteworthy aspect is looks. The Yakisugi technique enhances the richness in texture and colour. What was previously a bland, regular plank, charring can turn into a bold, beautiful piece of wooden perfection. Having a floor this beautiful and smooth is an experience worth every penny.