We meet him every step of the way. Not only is it an integral part of the surrounding environment, but it also adorns our homes in various forms. However, the elegant look is far from the only reason why wood is the number 1 material for many of us.
The huge popularity of wood is related to the combination of practical and aesthetic benefits, which bring maximum comfort to homeowners. This applies to the use of the material in the implementation of entire buildings and in the incorporation into the interior design, where wood fulfills its role in the form of home furnishings.
Wood as a material in the past and today
The history of the use of wood as a material dates back to ancient times. Its boom came after the discovery of a wheel, which was also made of wood. Ancient civilizations began to make various types of furniture from it. Wooden shingles also came into play, replacing thatched roofs. Despite the fact that more and more dwellings were built of stone, the wood did not leave the homes. It maintained its place in construction even after the advent of concrete and reinforced concrete. In recent years, it has even reported a major return in the form of wooden buildings.
The quality of wood is determined mainly by hardness
There are several factors on which the overall quality and durability of wood depend. Hardness is considered key. It is this that affects whether a given type of wood can be used for the construction of buildings or rather used for the production of home accessories. Hardness also affects how much care the wood will require and how long it will last without damage. This can be determined according to a 6-level hardness table, which ranks selected types of wood into categories from very soft to extremely hardwood.
5 most famous types of wood in our country
Among our trees, one of the hardest is an oak. Its wood is used mainly in the production of furniture. It is no less often used in the production of parquets or tiles. We are increasingly encountering it in the form of lumber.
Advantages of oak wood
Disadvantages of oak wood
2. Walnut wood
This type of wood is only slightly less hard than that of oak. This makes it one of the materials widely used in the manufacture of furniture and floor coverings. Manufacturers love it mainly because of its flexibility and formability.
Advantages of walnut wood
Disadvantages of walnut wood
Coniferous wood is known for its softness. Nevertheless, the pine has quite good resistance. This makes it a suitable material (not only) for the production of windows and doors.
Advantages of pine wood
Disadvantages of pine wood
4. Spruce wood
Spruce wood will break every household. It is sought after mainly for its shiny appearance, which it acquires even without surface treatment. In addition to the production of furniture, it is also used in the form of beams and trusses.
Advantages of spruce wood
Disadvantages of spruce wood
Cedarwood meets the highest demands in terms of aesthetics and practicality. It is no coincidence that it is used in the implementation of entire wooden buildings. Thanks to its good resistance to moisture, it has also been used in bathrooms.