LUNAWOOD

LUNAWOOD

WHAT IS LUNAWOOD?

LUNAWOOD THERMOWOOD is a beautiful, sustainable wood material produced by using natural methods, heat and steam. Thermal modification improves the wood’s properties, thereby expanding the range of applications in which the wood can be used. Thermowood is dimensionally stable, resistant to decay and resin free. It can be used inside or outdoors, in any climate. Lunawood is an non-toxic natural product which is easy to machine and install.

WHY TO USE LUNAWOOD?

1.  DIMENSION STABILITY

Lowered equilibrium moisture content of Thermowood makes it dimensionally stable and the material retains its shape far better than untreated wood.

2.  RESIN FREE

Resin is removed from the wood during the thermal modification process. As result, the wood does not secrete resin even high temperatures.

3.  NON-TOXIC

Thermowood is produced using only natural methods, heat and steam. Lunawood products are completely natural and free from chemical additives.

4.  ALL CLIMATES

 Thermowood does not react to changes in temperature or humidy as drastically as untreated wood. Material is proven to work well in different climates.

5.  WEATHER ENDURANCE

As result of thermal modification, Finnish types of woods are transformed into durable, weather endurance building material. LunaThermo D has decay resistance class 2.

6.  THERMAL INSULATION

Tests have shown that the thermal conductivity of Thermowood is reduced by around 20-25% compared to untreated coniferous wood.

KEY FEATURES OF LUNAWOOD:

1.  SOUND KNOTTED

Scandinavian pine has many butterfly shaped knots, which give a strong impression of natural material. Lunawood uses only sound knotted wood to ensure the high quality of our final products. We call it natural luxury.

2.  SMOOTH SURFACE

Thermowood is an excellent material for industrial planing. The surface of the planed wood is particularly smooth. The wooden surface has an elegant finish and it´s pleasant to touch.

3.  WARM TONE

The wood material of the Thermowood is consistently the same color. Quality control ensures that the hue stays inside certain color values. When the beautiful brown shade is desired to maintain, Thermowood products need to be surface treated with wood oil or similar. Without the surface treatment Thermowood turns grey due to UV-radiation.

4.  DURABILITY CLASS 2

LunaThermo-D belonging to durability class 2 has a projected service life of 30+ years when resistance to decay is considered (BRE). Due to the breakdown of hemicellulose (sugar chains), the wood no longer contains sufficient nutrients to support fungi. Lunawood is suitable for above ground solutions and not for continuous soil or water contact.

5.  HEART WOOD

Lunawood planed products are made of heartwood of eco certified Scandinavian pine. Only the best raw material, carefully chosen hard core of top log is used.

PRODUCTS OF LUNAWOOD:

1.  FACADES

Thermowood is an outstanding choice for exterior claddings and facades. Our product range also provides wide cladding boards produced by utilizing glue lamination technology. Thanks to the thermal modification and gluing, we are able to offer 210 mm wide sound knotted, durable cladding boards with outstanding dimensional stability. Thermowood allows Scandinavian softwood to be successfully used in hot and humid weather conditions. In addition, all our cladding products have the European conformity CE mark.

2.  LUNAWOOD DECKING

Lunawood is an outstanding decking material due to its stability and durability. Improved insulation properties make Lunawood an excellent choice for decking since it balances the changes of heat and cold and makes it pleasant to walk on even when barefoot. Lunawood decking is resin- and toxic-free, lightweight, and easy to install. Lunawood’s unique PROFIX hidden fixing clip enables quick and easy installation of the deck and creates a clean and elegant appearance without visible screws. It is an ecological and chemical-free solution for creating the finishing touch to any outdoor surrounding.

3.  LUNARWOOD SOLAR SHADES

Lunawood Thermowood solar shades are an ecological way of cooling buildings without consuming extra energy. When using Lunawood, you can prevent excessive solar from overheating the interiors with material that binds CO2 and hence is lowering the carbon footprint of the building. Further, due to the stability of Lunawood you can use it in mobile sunscreen systems with opening and closing mechanisms. Solar shade profiles can be used in many ways indoors and outdoors; fences, partitions, effect walls, ceilings etc. Thermowood is a modern architectural material and the combination with steel, concrete and glass creates a beautiful contemporary look with a soft, natural finish.

4.  LUNAWOOD INTERIOR

The appearance of Lunawood is pleasant to touch and warm with a rich tone. It is highly suitable for paneling and flooring; creating a cozy atmosphere in any interior. The boards are light, easy to cut, shape and install. In addition to its attractive appearance the thermal modification of wood eliminates the risk of harmful emissions such as formaldehydes. This makes the wood pure, safe and hygienic for indoor use even for those consumers prone to wood-related reactions. We believe that people feel better and healthier when surrounded by natural materials.

SAUNA AND SPA

Lower thermal conductivity and improved stability of thermally modified wood makes Lunawood an excellent product in hot and humid environments. Furthermore, it is a hygienic material without resin and this broadens the variety of end uses and applications. Thermowood is one of the most used materials in saunas and is excellent for spa interiors.

5.  LUNAWOOD FRAMES AND BEARERS

Thermowood is an endurable, safe material for many kinds of garden and outdoor structures. Out of our planed profiles it´s easy to create a dream wooden garden with pergolas and partition walls. It will become a natural eye catcher as an attractive walkway, ideal for climbing plants with its airy construction. Pergolas provide privacy and give shade to cool off from the heat of the sun. A stylish partition wall defines the borders in gardens or built environment in a natural way.

INDUSTRIAL USE

1.  SAWN TIMBER AND INDUSTRIAL USE

Lunawood Thermowood is a great raw material for further processing in industrial use. It is an excellent material for interior and exterior doors, windows and furniture. Thanks to its durability and ability to retain original shape and measurements, Lunawood Thermowood can withstand highly demanding conditions. Other improved properties like better insulation capacity or the fact that Lunawood does not contain any chemicals, are certainly advantageous and important from an industrial perspective. You can choose rough-sawn or machined Thermowood in pine and spruce, in several different dimensions.

2.  LUNAWOOD THERMOWOOD PLASTIC COMPOSITE (TWPC)

In construction projects, you have to have confidence in the materials used. Lunawood Thermowood Plastic Composite (TWPC) is the most stable wood composite decking available on the market. It holds its own against changes in temperature better than any other composite material. The natural length variation is only 1 mm/meter in circumstances where temperature fluctuates by 50°C. That’s what we call stable! TWPC is an outstanding choice for decks and gardens in both private and public spaces. It is extremely resilient to all weather conditions. Due to the breakdown of hemicellulose (sugar chains), the Thermowood fibers no longer contain sufficient nutrients to support decay-causing fungi. Thermowood fibers used in the composite manufacturing process are a by-product from our own Thermowood production and over 60% of the material is Thermowood. Lunawood composite is PVC free, non-toxic and off-cuts can be burnt or recycled as timber waste (check your local rules in recycling).

OTHER PRODUCTS

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What are Shower Trays and Why they could be a Smart Option

What are Shower Trays and Why they could be a Smart Option

When thinking about a new shower for their bathroom, many people think that their choices are limited, more so than say, choosing a bath. But actually, there are loads of different styles all designed to suit your needs and pocket. Choosing the right shower for space is a tricky business, especially when you’re thinking about how the shower will impact the other furniture and fittings in the room. It’s used daily – if not more often – and is likely to be in place for quite some time. So it needs to be durable, sturdy and stylish. That’s why your shower tray materials are such an important consideration when installing your new bathroom. There are lots of different types to choose from, each of which has its own pros and cons.

WHICH IS THE BEST SHOWER TRAY MATERIAL?

There is no easy answer to this question as everybody’s needs are different. Before you start the process, you’ll need to scratch your head about color, style, safety, finish, cost, and maintenance. But forget the bad old days of flimsy plastic that cracks and stains almost straightaway. Today’s latest shower trays are available in a range of high-quality materials that are stylish, stain-resistant and easy to clean. This expert guide helps you with each option to make the right choice for you.

 

1. NATURAL STONE SHOWER TRAYS

REFERENCE IMAGE: L’ANTIC COLONIAL – ESSENCE

In recent years stone shower trays, also known as stone resin shower trays, have become a very popular choice. These usually feature a mix of natural stone minerals and a resin compound, polished to a smooth finish. The design experts are bringing the bathing experience back to nature with these amazing new natural stone shower trays. Long favored as a durable and stylish flooring finish, these gorgeous, unrefined stones come alive with the Natural stone. The gentle gradation of the stone leads down to the drain, further resembling nature’s raw forms.

 

2. OPTICAL RECTANGULAR SHOWER TRAY

REFERENCE IMAGE: NIC DESIGN

The Optical Rectangular shower tray creates a modern stream bed through a fantastically simple graphic element. It features a pattern of raised large circles in various sizes, the ceramic designer shower tray gives a textured depth and interest. With a concealed drain, the water twists and turns between the circles much as it would between large river stones. The result is a natural anti-slip design. The Optical shower tray can be mounted flush to the floor, or as a raised contemporary shower base. By combining multiple units a broad path of shower space can be created. The Optical Rectangular shower tray is available in a range of colors including black, orange, red, blue, green and anthracite.

 

3. SLATE SHOWER TRAYS

REFERENCE IMAGE: DRENCH ANTHRACITE SLATE

Slate is another of the shower tray materials that work well with contemporary designs. An interesting alternative to shiny white. A slate shower tray offers a luxurious look combined with a practical, non-slip surface. It’s an excellent choice if you’re looking to make a style statement in your bathroom space. Slate’s low profile design means it can be fitted on or level with your floor.  It is available in a range of colors such as fossil grey, white or slate black effect finishes. A slate shower tray helps to create a unique, eye-catching look that will last for years. Care has to be taken with cleaning products as it’s easily stained.

 

4. MARBLE SHOWER TRAYS

REFERENCE IMAGE: NEOLITH 

Another interesting option for shower tray materials is marble. Marble offers a classic, timeless finish that works well with both period and modern bathroom designs. It’s associated with luxury and master craftsmen and is often found in high-end, five-star hotels.

A popular choice for wet rooms, a marble shower tray can be set into the floor itself, for a sleek, uniform look. Thanks to the variety, each piece of marble is unique, so it’s perfect for a customized design.

 

5. CERAMIC SHOWER TRAYS

REFERENCE IMAGE: SIMPSONS

REFERENCE IMAGE: CERAMICA FLAMINIA – WATERDROP

If you’re watching the budget, a ceramic shower tray could be a sensible option. Ceramic is durable and stain-resistant, but much more affordable compared with other materials such as stone, slate or marble. It does have a few disadvantages, however. Ceramic tends to be quite weighty. It is also prone to crack or shatter if anything heavy is dropped on it. And just like your typical bathroom basin, ceramic shower trays are cold to the touch. However, if you’re looking for a durable budget option, that’s easy to keep clean, ceramic is tough to top.

The ceramic shower tray is quite heavy ( which means that it requires a solid base ), but also extremely resistant to all kinds of strains and deformations. And almost completely stainless, which is a guarantee that it will look like new for many years after the installation. The second image shows the ceramic shower tray named waterdrop. Waterdrop shower trays are characterized by its original minimal design and its reduced height.‎

 

6. ACRYLIC SHOWER TRAYS

REFERENCE IMAGE: SIMPSONS

Acrylic shower trays are another affordable option without burning a hole in your pocket. They’re also versatile, as they come in lots of different shapes and sizes which are perfect if your bathroom is bijou!

Acrylic shower trays feel warm to touch (ideal for chilly feet!) and are lightweight with more flexibility. This means that they are fairly quick and easy to install. The downside of this material is that it is not very sturdy. So an acrylic shower tray can feel flimsy and is more susceptible to breakages and cracks.

 

7. WOODEN SHOWER TRAY

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8. COLOUR SHOWER TRAY

REFERENCE IMAGE: VILLEROY & BOCH

The colored shower trays made of sanitary acrylic or Quaryl turn your shower into a vibrant focal point in the bathroom. The smooth, non-porous surfaces are not only elegant to look, but they also are also easy to clean. Therefore, allows you to enjoy perfect cleanliness and unique sheen for many years to come.

 

9. TILE SHOWER TRAY

REFERENCE IMAGE: GRANITI FIANDRE – AQUA MAXIMUM 

The bathroom should, therefore, be designed to promote the maximum comfort for those who use it, leading to a beneficial state of well being.‎ To achieve this rewarding condition, the choice of surface and bathroom accessories should include functionality, aesthetics and easy maintenance.‎ 

 

10. STEEL SHOWER TRAY

REFERENCE IMAGE: KALDEWEI ITALY – CONOFLAT

The above image shows, The CONOFLAT, a steel shower tray which has an extremely flat design without any edges to trip over. The enameled waste cover fits seamlessly into the surface that is level with the floor. For new and elegant aesthetics, unlimited freedom of movement and optimal comfort when standing. The CONOFLAT is available in 33 dimensions. The CONOFLAT guarantees a pleasurable showering experience because of its integrated design concept. Steel shower trays are functional, long lasting and super slim, allowing a perfect integration in the shower space. They can be cleaned with just a wet soapy cloth.

 

11. FLAT COLOUR SHOWER TRAY

REFERENCE IMAGE: CERAMICA CIELO

A new range of shower trays with an anti-slip design though for residential and contract. With a modern and functional design that would fit any bathroom and need. The new ceramic shower trays can be fit on the floor or semi-recessed. The new sensetta shower trays are characterized with clean shapes, functionality and flat colours.

 

BENEFITS OF SHOWER TRAYS:

1. Say bye-bye to water leakage

One of the most important purposes of the shower tray is that whether it’s a rectangular shower tray or a square one – is the prevention of water leakage. It’s in the nature of water to go where there is the least resistance, and it’s very hard to stop water once it has found that path. A shower tray ensures that water flows where it is supposed to flow. In fact, shower trays are designed in such a way as to manoeuvre the direction in which water goes. As you shower, the tilt of the tray ensures the water goes immediately to the drain.

2. Installation is no big hassle

Bathroom installations tend to be difficult because of the limitations of space and needs, the existing plumbing, and electrical outlets and let’s not forget government and building regulations. However, shower trays come in various sizes, shapes, and models and have been fabricated with easy installation in mind. With so many kinds of shower trays on the market, it’s inconceivable that there isn’t a perfect shower tray for every person.

3. Saves your time and money

Rather than remodeling your whole bathroom to adjust to the shower requirements, it is much more practical to install a shower tray that suits your needs. Not only does it save labor and time, but it also saves a lot of money. It’s not just voguish and practical, it’s also economical.

5. Anti-slip

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Ice Cream Colors: The 2019 Home Decor Trend

Ice Cream Colors: The 2019 Home Decor Trend

If your home’s been decked out in dark decor and saturated colours for years, it could be time for a refresh. Or maybe we should say a refreshment. This season, it’s all about light and airy pastels in the home. Pastels? For spring? Groundbreaking, we know. But designers say there’s a whole new reason these colour shades are hot right now: They resemble your favourite warm-weather treat, ice cream.

Light pastels are a great way to add character to a home in a soft, subtle way. These colours are perfect for people who are afraid of going bold, especially if they don’t love bold colours. They are also perfect for those who want an airy, spacious look.

If your mouth is watering for a new look, then go ahead and paint all of your walls light and cheery ice cream shade; it can work in nearly any room in the home.

Not ready to commit to ice cream colours inside your home just yet? Consider painting the door instead. While using an ice cream colour on the outside of your home may sound daring, a colourful door is one of the best ways to welcome guests and impress your neighbours.

We love how pastels can give the kitchens in a modern home a vintage feel! Introduce ice-cream shades to give a whole new twist to your interiors. Cabinets in yummy pinks and powder blues are such a rage! Give it a shot.

So, you are a fan of pastels, but not bold enough to embrace this style as a permanent fixture at home? We have the perfect solution for you. Bring in some soft furnishings like cushions and drapes in delectable pastel shades to give your interiors an instant uplift. It will create a dreamy atmosphere at home!

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Earthy Tones

Earthy Tones

Earthy tone is a colour scheme that draws from the colour palette of browns, tans, warm greys and greens. The colours are an earthy tone scheme are flat and muted in emulation of natural colours found in dirt, mass, trees and rocks.

Many earth tones originate from clay earth pigments, such as ombre, ochre and Sienna. A slower way of life, back to natural roots, a more conscious living that reflects in green and earth interiors. So welcome to beige, neutral tones and warmer tones such as terracotta and Sienna.

Design schemes featuring earthy tones are warm, rich,  and invoke a sense of unparalleled comfort.

Whether you yearn for a modern or more traditional home, earthy tones work well with almost any plan. Rooms can be decorated entirely in complementary earthy tone colours, and as neutrals, they can also host a bold splash of primary colour for added interest.

Earthy tones in home design have been popular for decades due to their versatility and beauty. In a well-designed home, this colour palette will always impress and is a safe choice for those looking for a luxurious and relaxing atmosphere that is as comfortable as it is pleasing to the eye.

Light hardwood flooring contrasts beautifully with the beige and brick walls. While an inviting grey sofa complements the darker accent pieces beautifully. An area rug breaks up the monotony of the hardwood flooring, and in season, a gorgeous lilac bush can be spied through the window adding a splash of colour and beauty.

A beautiful bedroom space rich in earthy tones and varied textures. The earthy tone is a colour scheme that draws from a colour palette of browns, tans, warm greys, and greens. The colours in an earthy tone scheme are muted and flat in emulation of the natural colours found in dirt, moss, trees and rocks. 

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Japandi: The New Interior Design Trend

Japandi: The New Interior Design Trend

WHAT IS JAPANDI?

Japandi word is the fusion between Japanese and Scandinavian words. It’s the name of a rising design trend and philosophy which blends both styles. Experts say this is the year of Japandi interior trend and it’s not difficult to understand why – Japandi interiors are clean and minimalist but warm and cosy at the same time. And absolutely beautiful.

More than just an interior style, Japandi is a philosophy. Indeed, it puts together Scandinavian minimalism with wabi-sabi Japanese ethos, that finds perfection in imperfection. This is translated into the beauty of craftsmanship and of traditional decor, of raw materials and simple and natural elements.  In the Japandi aesthetic, the neutral pale tones of Scandi style are balanced by the richness of Japanese palettes, while the polish of Japanese design is softened by Scandi’s eclectic, rustic nature.

Space is created with functionality in mind, with a few statement pieces rather than an abundance of décor. The fusion of Japanese and Scandinavian simplicity makes Japandi the ultimate take on minimalism. With so much in common, it’s easy to see how these two styles team well together.

ELEMENTS OF WOOD:

A hallmark of Japandi style is mixing the light wood tones of Scandinavian style with the dark wood of traditional Japanese design. This tonal contrast adds depth to any room. Create it in your home with a sleek dark wood dining table and chairs, set against light wooden walls.

Japandi is a hybrid aesthetic, so it requires mixing elements of Japanese and Scandinavian furniture. To achieve true Japandi style, clean lines are essential to all furniture pieces, colour palettes are kept calm and subdued, and plenty of open space is left around furniture items.

MINIMALISM

Japandi interiors are simple, functional and impactful. Japandi homes are decluttered and every object has its own purpose, no space for frills and useless decor.

Furniture pieces are chosen carefully and they are themselves statement and bold accessories. They have clean and minimalistic lines, quite low to the ground as for the Japanese philosophy which encourages the connection of people with the earth. Decor and accessories are minimal as well, mostly with plants, glassware, books and handmade ceramics. Wall art is also reduced to a few statement pieces, no space here for gallery wall but just one big abstract framed art or maybe with a natural landscape is enough to decorate the space in a harmonic way.

MATERIALS

Choose furniture in simple and natural materials but with high quality, such as wood with exposed gran in mid-tones. Match furniture with natural and textured fabrics, without decor and pattern, like for example linens. You can also play by adding some traditional Japanese fixtures, such as handmade lacquered  ‘urushi’ wallpaper, shibori fabrics, as well as dipped and handmade ceramics and textured paper lamps.

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