Larch is commonly used as an alternative to pressure treated decking. Larch is a very strong and durable wood. Visually, resinous wood is difficult to distinguish from pine, because freshly sawn wood, however, quickly turns brown, becomes reddish-brown, later brownish-gray under the influence of the atmosphere. In terms of color, larch can be divided into at least 12 shades and in this respect it is superior to such big trees as oak, sea buckthorn, ash and maple. The color range varies from off-white with a slight yellow tinge to a dark reddish-brown shade. But the main tone is amber. The surface has a silky sheen.
- Siberian larch is a wood that is very resistant to rotting and blueing. By European standards, Siberian larch belongs to the group of very durable trees. Siberian larch is a natural antiseptic material that, impregnated with special resin, is resistant to insect and worm attacks. In addition, it can be used without any chemical treatment in situations where other types of wood are susceptible to rot. In terms of durability, larch wood can be compared to oak wood, and compared to pine wood, it is 40% more flexible and 50% more impact resistant. The fire resistance of Siberian larch is also twice that of pine. The wood of the Siberian larch is very beautiful - it has a reddish tint, the annual rings are brightly colored, clearly visible in any cut and therefore looks like a red oak tree. Larch will serve you 2-3 times longer than other conifers, and without additional chemical treatment, while for other tree species such treatment will be mandatory, so it is not necessary to anesthetize or impregnate the material of larch, and also take into account the fact that due to the density of larch, its wood is very bad absorbs impregnation.
Benefits : An environmentally friendly alternative to pressure treated wood. Larch material is the best cost-effective solution compared to other hardwoods and hardwoods in terms of sustainability, quality, ecology and appearance.
Disadvantages: higher price compared to other softwood materials.