Our Tropical Hardwoods are available through our Fort Wort, Texas warehouse. Please contact us for more information, container loads and samples.
Quality ensured. Precision manufactured.
We have a high level of attention in our quality control. The first job in harvesting our wood, is to select the trees that have grown to marketable size. Once the trees are taken down the logs are trucked to our Primary Processing Plant. After this grading and selecting begins. This is done over and over during the production process. The logs are then cut into cants. These cants are again graded and sorted, and then they’re sent through a multiple-rip saw and cut into boards. These boards are graded and sorted once again.
The boards are then taken to our secondary plant where they’re put into to a walk-in kiln where they will spend several days. In the kiln, they’re dried to under 10% humidity. This ensures that the finished product will be stable and will eliminate the possibility of warping or buckling. Once the boards are dried, they’re graded and selected yet again.
The best of the boards are used for our premium products such as floor panels, decking planks and molding pieces. The boards are run through an extraordinarily accurate cutting machine that cuts four sides of the board at the same time. In the case of the floor panels, this is where the precision fitting tongue-and-groove cuts are made. The pieces are then finely sanded, regraded, packaged and then they are ready to be shipped.
Plantation Teak from Costa Rica. Sustainably grown.
During the last century, it was discovered that high-quality teak could be grown in Central America. In Costa Rica, virtually all the teak is farm grown, so there is no impact on the country’s precious rainforests. Costa Rica’s dry, tropical climate is favorable to producing our high-quality plantation teak. Teak mainly grows on hilly and undulating terrain with traps, basalt, granite, schist, gneiss, limestone and sandstone as underlying rocks. Plantation teak is considered a renewable resource as it’s harvested and highly managed to produce a consistent, sustainable supply.
All teaks are not created equal.
When you buy from US Thermal Wood, you’re getting real teak. Some companies in the USA offer products such as “Brazilian Teak” or “Golden Teak.” These aren’t real teak, they’re inferior substitutes. Real teak is one of the most stable woods available. Because of its high oil content, it’s naturally resistant to insects, is ideal for humid climates and it will last and last.