For centuries, mankind has witnessed the unique performance
of structures built out of Siberian Larch. Their experiences
led them to refer to Siberian Larch as “The Tree
of Eternity”. Some homes and churches in Russia
have been estimated to be in existence for over 800 years.
Perhaps the most famous example of its longevity is its
use in the construction of the ancient city of Venice.
Due to proximity, Europeans have been able to take advantage
of this material. Architects in Sweden, Norway, Finland,
Austria, and Japan are specifying the use of larch in
the construction of residential homes and commercial
spaces such as schools, museums, stadiums, and bridges.
Benefits are an impressive dimensional stability, low
cost of installation, low maintenance, high manufacturing
standards, and an aesthetically beautiful timber. However,
the most amazing feature of Siberian Larch is its natural
resistance to decay. The following properties are responsible
for its durability.
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Why It Would Be A Wonderful Feature
In Any Home!
Siberian Larch’s impressive density can be
attributed to the place in which it grows. Siberian
Larch grows in an environment that is known for its
long, harsh winters and therefore the growing seasons
are short. As a result of the short growing seasons,
it is composed on average of 40% latewood which is
considered to be significant. Latewood is denser and
mechanically stronger than the opposing earlywood.
Therefore, these higher levels of latewood create a
floor with impressive wear resistant characteristics.
Over time, earlywood wears out leaving the harder
latewood as the actual walking surface. Look at any
antique floor and this is what you will find. Having
a floor with high concentrations of latewood will provide
a homeowner with a smoother, more even surface in the
For the customer, denser material with large latewood
contents provides them with a more stable and wear resistant