12 September 2023 Cariad Marketing
Wood has been used for centuries for a variety of purposes, from fuel to building materials. It’s a strong and durable material that is also a renewable resource meaning it can be replanted and harvested in a sustainable manner. Many people prefer wooden trench grilles because they add a warm and rustic feeling to your interior while effectively heating up your space. Here we look at the advantages of wood and why it’s the preferred material for trench heating grilles.
Wood is a biodegradable material that will decompose over time, returning its nutrients to the soil. The sustainability of natural wood depends on how it’s harvested and processed. If the wood is from well-managed forests and processed using sustainable methods, it can be more environmentally friendly.
Wood is also an excellent insulator, making it a good choice for building materials that can help to keep homes warm in the winter. It’s also aesthetically pleasing and its natural beauty can create a unique look.
Natural wood is extremely durable and can last for an average of 10 to 15 years. The inherent durability of natural wood is due its resistance to wood-destroying agents such as fungi, bacteria and insects. This resistance is because of the wood’s chemical composition, its density and its structure.
The species of the wood can also impact its durability in various ways. Some wood species such as Oak and Sapeli have naturally high levels of durability due to their high tannin content, making them resistant to decay. Ash and Beech are also strong and durable types of wood that are good choices for furniture and flooring.
Wood is a hygroscopic material, which means that it absorbs moisture from the air during humid periods and releases moisture during dry periods. As a natural, porous material, wood is susceptible to rot and decay if it’s overexposed to moisture, causing the wood to swell or shrink depending on the humidity. However, not all woods react the same way when exposed to moisture.
Oak has excellent dimensional stability and high resistance to shrinking when exposed to moisture. This is important for heating grille applications as trench grilles can be installed in areas that are prone to higher temperatures. The wood used for trench grilles are often treated with preservatives to further protect it from moisture and decay before or after its installation.
While wood is a long lasting and strong material, your wooden trench grilles still require the proper care and maintenance for an extended lifespan.
The beauty of choosing wooden trench grilles is that there are a range of options available to suit your decor. From the white to light brown colour of Ash and golden, dark reddish brown of Sapeli to the light orange to salmon colour of Beech and light beige of Oak. You can choose the perfect wood type and colour to match the aesthetic of your home or office interior.
Wood brings an environmental advantage as it’s a natural material. Wooden products are produced from trees which are a naturally renewable resource. When compared to other building materials like concrete, plastics and stone, wood offers a much more eco-friendly option as wood supplies can be renewed by planting new trees and sustainable forestry.
Wood also has a lesser environmental impact than the alternatives and is less damaging in terms of air and water pollution. If you’re looking to install trench grilles in an office space, it’s important to note that choosing wooden grilles will mean a lower carbon footprint for your business.
As a material, wood offers a range of benefits from its durability and eco-friendliness to its longevity which is why it’s the preferred choice for trench grilles. Our selection of wooden grilles are high quality, long-lasting and customisable to suit your home or workplace.
At The Trench Grille Centre, we have a wide range of high-quality grilles that have been carefully designed to add a sense of warmth and style to your space..
Our Linear Stainless Steel grille adds a touch of modern elegance, while the Linear Snap Profile in natural aluminium combines contemporary style with durability. For a timeless, classic look, explore our Natural Wood Roll-Up options in Ash, Beech, Oak, and Sapeli.
If you prefer a sleek and clean finish, our Roll-up Closed Profile grilles in natural aluminium and satin stainless steel are perfect choices. For a touch of opulence, consider our Roll-up Double T-Bar options in black, gold, natural aluminium, and satin stainless steel.
Elevate your space’s ambiance and comfort with our trench heating grilles, each meticulously designed to provide not only exceptional heating performance but also a touch of sophistication. Upgrade your interiors with The Trench Grille Centre and experience warmth and style like never before.Shop Now