Wood, an ancestral element from Northern Europe

Wood, an ancestral element from Northern Europe

14 March, 2017

Wood is the favourite construction material of Nordic countries, such as Sweden, Finland or Denmark, both for its ecological and sustainable properties and for its thermal properties. But wood is not only used in the architecture, it also represents the lifestyle and culture in the north of Europe. A way of life which is coming...

Wood is the favourite construction material of Nordic countries, such as Sweden, Finland or Denmark, both for its ecological and sustainable properties and for its thermal properties. But wood is not only used in the architecture, it also represents the lifestyle and culture in the north of Europe. A way of life which is coming to the south bit by bit.

Wood: natural, ecological and plentiful

Wood is one of the most abundant materials in the north of Europe. The huge areas of forest which cover the majority of the Nordic territory turns it into an affordable and economic material for use in construction.

In addition to this, in countries where temperatures go below zero for a large part of the year, using wood to insulate from the cold is the perfect way to keep your house warm and cosy.

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Traditional Nordic architecture

Red pine is one of the most common woods used in household furniture and in Nordic architecture. It comes from Finland, grows at low temperatures and has been used for hundreds of years. It is cut down in January and February, the coldest months of the year, for maximum durability. Depending on the technique used, a wax or oil base can be applied to give it the most natural finish possible.

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The minimalist Nordic style

In Spain, the use of wood as a decorative element is becoming more and more common. Even though the temperatures are hotter, wood helps a home stay in sync. Nordic elements are being emulated time and again in our country. Spaces with lots of light, furniture with natural finishes which echo rusticity or lightly decorated rooms bring simplicity and comfort to a home.

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