Used to thinking about timber as just being round, sawn and split? Think again. These days a Timber Merchant like Tile Importers has a lot more to offer. Research and testing have increased our knowledge of different timber species and also given us new choices such as engineered timbers. Here are some examples:
Made from plastic and recycled wood, composite products from companies like Modwood Technologies can give life-long timber that doesn’t need staining or painting. These products, available at Tile Importers Timber Merchant, are especially good for use outdoors in decking, are:
- Fire retardant
- Feel like natural wood
- Look like wood
- Come in a variety of colors and styles
- Easy to clean
- Don’t require maintenance like traditional wood
Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) is made for a Timber Merchant by assembling thin sheets of wood together with adhesive to create a solid panel. Usually, the grain of each veneer is parallel, but sometimes they are done cross-grained for added strength. Characteristics of this kind of timber are:
- Higher bending strength and stiffness than solid timber
- Available in wide billets up to 105mm thick and 1200mm in width
- Can be up to 12 meters in length
- Can be made termite resistant with preservative treatment.
One of the essential modern building materials from a Timber Merchant is plywood, which is made by bonding thin veneers at right angles to one another in odd numbers to create a very strong wood panels that are good for many purposes.Types of plywood are graded depending on the adhesive which binds the veneers, and how weather-resistant it is.
If you need help from a Timber Merchant in choosing lumber for your project, be sure to come by or call Tile Importers for expert assistance.