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Wood as a furnishing material

Wood as a furninghing material is ecological, breathable and favourable as its acoustic feature. The unique and natural beauty of real wood appeals also for interior decorators. Wooden surfaces make room feel warm, comfortable and calming.

Findings of research work prove that wood improves the quality of indoor air and it also takes long-term use. By research work has also been able to show that wood has positive, psychological effect on e.g. mood and alertness for those present. Wood is capable of adjusting the stress level of human body and improving also the quality of sleep.

 

Real Wood

Use of Real Wood-marked products benefits the environment.

For the environment, the benefits of using wood are undisputed. As compared to other building materials, energy is saved in wood harvesting, processing, and disposal. Whenever a tree is cut down in a forest, new sets are planted in its place - over time, these grow into new forests for the future generations.

Wood is multi-purpose, recyclable material.

Wood is fully recyclable material. Sustainable use of wood consists of many different stages. Firstly, products are made out of it; secondly, the products themselves can be recycled; and thirdly, wood can be used for energy production.

Wood replaces less carbon-efficient alternatives.

Wood processing consumes little energy, i.e., use of wood allows sparing carbon-containing energy sources. Wood can often be used for replacing materials such as steel, aluminium, concrete, and plastic - a lot energy is consumed in their manufacturing processes.

Use of wood reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

The low carbon release discussed above plays a major role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Wood flooring retains its value.

Floors made of genuine wood are ageless; in practise, they last longer than most alternatives cheaper at the time of acquisition. Another advantage offered by wood floorings is the possibility for localized repair, for example, by sanding the damaged place and re-lacquering it afterwards. If maintained correctly, wood flooring pass on from one generation to another.

 

Brinell hardness

The Brinell scale characterizes the indentation hardness of materials through the scale of penetration of an indenter, loaded on a material test-piece.

The larger the hardness grade is, the better such wood species endures scratces and dents. However it is wood at issue whose hardness is impacted by the fibres, knots and its habitat. That is why the values shown in a chart are average values. None of the wood species are as hard as it takes heavy point-form loads.

Oak

Ash

Beech

Birch

Merbau

Cherry

Walnut

Pine

Maple

Parketeissa käytettyjen puulajien Brinell-kovuudet I Parla