Although utilizing wood in one’s design plan has only recently become a phenomenon, it is increasingly developing into a staple element. Wooden walls, furniture, exterior materials, flooring and even ceilings are growing in popularity and inspiring remodels across the country.
Although aesthetically pleasing, wooden design elements also possess many practical qualities. Some building materials, such as steel, expand when heated which can weaken and collapse structures. Wood reacts oppositely when exposed to heat, drying and becoming even harder.
Furthermore, wood is a cost-effective alternative to brick or other more expensive building materials. The versatility of wood allows construction professionals to execute deadlines more quickly than other materials that can postpone construction due to harsh weather conditions such as heavy rain. Using wood also allows easy modifications throughout the building or redesign process.
Wood also helps with sustainability. Design elements made from trees are sustainable, renewable and environmentally friendly. Wooden structures absorb CO2, and all wood is carbon neutral.
Finally, wood is durable, safe and lightweight. Wood does not crack, even with shifts in foundation. Soil is weak and heavy brick or other heavyweight materials can cause the ground to sink, instigating foundational issues. Wood solves numerous construction issues.
No matter how one utilizes wood in their home, it is without doubt a critical design element that is sure to turn heads and serve many purposes. If utilizing wood in your home, be sure to check out Spradling’s Hitch pattern. The two textures compliment each other while maintaining their own aesthetic