Maples And Birch

Larch Wood Flooring

Larch hardwood is a great alternate to oak and can be a more economical option. It is rich with deep sophisticated grain along with rustic warm hues. There are various types of larch, which include Siberian larch, Japanese larch and European larch.

Larch has its own unique colour and grain and as it ages, warm colours will change with hints of subtle grey-silver hue, partly due to environmental effects. Given that Larch is known as softwood it is tougher naturally and harder wearing, which makes for an alternative material for oak hardwood flooring. This is because it is naturally durable when reinforced and perfect when applied in an engineered structure.

Maples & Birch ethically only sell Larch that is milled from trees sourced from sustainable ethical farmed forests which are regulated by ethical environmental groups/bodies that govern the planets valuable environmental forests.

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Larch is typically found around the Alps in Central Europe, with a straight trunk it will grow to a height of about 4 m with a diameter up to 70 cm.

Sapwood is narrow and yellow clearly demarcated, the heartwood is light brown to dark red-brown and can vary largely dependent on origin and environment. The texture is fine to medium according to growing speed.

The resin canals in Larch are smaller than that in Pine occurring more often than usual showing medium to high density with good strength properties.

Glueing properties are good, sawing properties are good with nailing and screwing properties are good, but pre-boring is necessary. Larch is used for heavy carpentry, exterior panelling, exterior and interior joinery and also for flooring

Larch is also known as Larix Decidua and European Larch

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