Despite the huge variety of artificial finishing materials, natural products remain at their peak of popularity. From century to century, wood has been used for construction and cladding. Various types of wood are used in the production of building and finishing materials.
The cedar lining is especially widespread. This type of finish successfully combines beauty, practicality and reliability. The material is used to decorate various rooms.
Features of the
Cedar received high marks from experts due to its many benefits. The main feature of the variety is its unique healing properties and pleasant aroma. Due to the structure of the wood, cedar has excellent resistance to decay, which many other varieties are deprived of.
The color of the natural material is varied. From a pale, neutral shade to a dark and pronounced color with a reddish-yellow tint. The annual rings are noticeable, but not striking, which makes the wood more elegant and neat compared to pine and other coniferous species.
Cedar lining is considered a premium material. Products from the Canadian variety are especially appreciated due to their unique qualities and high technical characteristics. Cedar upholstery board is the best choice for connoisseurs of durable, practical and noble materials. The service life of the panels is 100 years.
Today, cedar is actively used in various construction areas, but the product is especially widespread in the interior decoration of saunas, infrared cabins and baths. In these areas, the cultivar can reveal and demonstrate its medicinal qualities and pleasant scent. Cedar warms up in a short time and keeps the room warm for a long time.
Most often, panels are used in the size of 15x96 and 12x96 mm.
Wood has a high level of thermal insulation, so you can significantly save on heating. The special aroma creates a cozy and relaxing atmosphere in the steam room. Cedar contains essential oils, the aroma of which has a positive effect on the general condition of the body and relieves stress.
Now cedar has begun to be actively used for interior (interior) and exterior decoration of premises (facades). The expressive color and texture add a touch of naturalness and naturalness to the design and ennoble the overall composition.
The cedar finishing material has three grades
Extra. This is a top grade lining. The material should not have even the smallest defects (cracks, knots, grooves, etc.). Before being sent to stores, the finishing is processed using a special technique to reduce the level of scrap
Euro lining. The product received this name due to the fact that it was manufactured in accordance with the quality standards approved in Europe. Distinctive features of the lining are in-depth placement of grooves, the presence of ventilation channels, as well as the correct geometry. Smooth design is achieved by an enlarged spike and ridge. This type of finish is the most popular among consumers due to the favorable combination of cost and quality
Calm. The third type does not have a shelf on the side of the spike, due to which it is possible to arrange a homogeneous cladding without rough seams and other noticeable joints. Lumber has gained immense popularity among connoisseurs of natural beauty, high aesthetics and excellent quality
Varieties of finishing processing
Cedar lining is processed in several ways.
Varnishes and paints. The wood is covered with protective paints and varnishes. Processing will help to emphasize the natural beauty of the wood and preserve the cladding for a long time
Maslovosk. With the help of this composition, you can save not only the charming color of the wood, but also the amazing aroma
Brushing. The technique is used when it is necessary to give the tree a more solid and elegant look due to artificial aging. After processing, the brushed lining retains all performance characteristics
Cedar lumber has many benefits.
- Strength. High-quality cedar lining has an increased strength index, which remains throughout the entire service life. Even when the buildings shrink, the material will retain its shape due to its ability to withstand strong and prolonged loads.
- Thermal insulation. Excellent thermal insulation qualities, thanks to which wood is used for cladding steam rooms. In a room decorated with such a finishing material, it is easy to maintain a stable microclimate. Cedar heats up quickly, but the reverse process is many times slower. In this regard, cedar is superior to other species, second only to larch.
- Density. Cedar has a low density. This characteristic indicates simple processing. And also the material is well ventilated.
Resistant to decay. The possibility of the development of putrefactive processes on the cedar lining is minimal. Considering the fact that wood is negatively affected by mold and rot, this is an amazing characteristic. Cedar is rich in resins, which do not allow moisture and dampness to penetrate into the fibers. And also the wood contains a large amount of a natural antiseptic - thujaplicin. This component prevents bacteria from growing on the surface of the lining or inside the wood fibers. Due to this feature, the finishing material can be used on the basis of bathrooms, steam rooms and swimming pools
Benefit for health. Cedar is known for its healing properties. Spending time in a bath or sauna, lined with cedar clapboard, has a special healing effect on the body. The material improves the condition of people suffering from chronic diseases. This effect is associated with the rich content of essential oils, the vapors of which have a positive effect on the body as a whole
The cladding will transform any steam room into an aromatherapy center. Vapors of oils have a positive effect on the work of the cardiovascular and nervous system. But it is also an effective therapy for treating diseases of the lungs and respiratory tract.
Bioenergy experts claim that this breed has the unique ability to adjust contact with the human aura, thereby enhancing the healing effect of the wood.
Exquisite appearance. Cedar finishing material is associated with nobility, chic and sophistication. The wood has a fine-grained structure, which transforms in an amazing way after being coated with an oil wax. The panels acquire the expressive texture of an expensive textile material
Designers have highlighted the wood for its numerous shades. The rich variety makes it possible to choose the ideal option depending on the interior style and personal preferences. Despite the name, Canadian red cedar is used to make lining in golden hues.
- Reliability. Sheathing made of the above-mentioned type of wood is considered one of the most reliable finishing materials. Quality products in terms of strength can be compared even with metal.
- Styling. The panel installation process will leave only pleasant impressions and positive emotions. During installation and fastening, the lining does not crack and is able to withstand significant mechanical loads.
- Security. The lining is made of natural material. This is a completely environmentally friendly product that does not pose any danger to the environment, people and animals. Natural wood trim is recommended for allergy sufferers and people with poor health.
Despite the numerous advantages of the product, there are disadvantages to the finish. A significant disadvantage is the high price. Products made from natural wood have always been expensive, and given the rarity of this type of wood, the high cost is quite justified. The second factor is flammability. Contact with an open flame may result in fire.
As you can see, the disadvantages are insignificant, but they are completely covered by a huge list of advantages.
Varieties of varieties
In the field of lining production, two types of wood are used. Each species has its own specific characteristics and individual characteristics.
This large tree grows in Canada. And also considers North America and the regions of the United States of America to be the homeland of the variety. From time immemorial it was used for buildings, as well as for the manufacture of boats, dishes and other household paraphernalia. The texture of the wood is particularly tender and soft, despite its high strength. The color of the material of one variety can vary significantly and vary from light tones to thick chocolate colors.
Premium class cladding is made from Canadian cedar. The North American variety combines excellent technical characteristics, medicinal qualities, excellent aroma and attractive appearance. Canadian cedar lining is used not only for decorating baths and saunas, but also for expensive yachts.
The height of an adult tree can reach 60 meters with a diameter of 4-5 meters. Canadian cedar is a long-liver. The oldest representative is about 1200 years old.
Siberian (Altai) cedar
The main asset of the endless Altai forests is the Siberian cedar. But also this variety bears the name - Siberian cedar pine. In the production of finishing materials, trees over 400 years old are used. The trunk diameter should be 3 meters. Wood is used to create expressive and stylish noble interiors.
Sheathing from this grade is actively used for both external and internal work. The walls, decorated with Altai cedar clapboard, have a flat surface. A feature of this grade is its excellent soundproofing qualities - almost 100% noise reflection effect.
Wood lends itself easily to various processing methods. The work uses both a manual technique and special power tools.
Cedar lining has been used in the field of interior decoration for a long time. In this regard, a lot of product reviews have been collected on the Internet. After analyzing the opinions of experienced buyers and experts, we can confidently conclude that this is a reliable, stylish and durable material. Most of the reviews (about 90%) are positive. Consumers appreciated all of the above advantages of facing material.
There are also negative responses. Some believe that it is not advisable to spend such amounts on cladding, recommending opting for more profitable options from other types of wood.
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