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.

madera ecológica y sostenible

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.

madera países nórdicos

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.

madera en el hogar

 

NEWS FROM US

How to lay and install vinyl floors step by step
How to lay and install vinyl floors step by step

18 March, 2021

One of the best advantages of vinyl floors is the fact that they are easy to install. You will not need previous technical knowledge or an expert technician to help you lay the planks, as the installation systems of L’Antic Colonial products are basic. At L’Antic Colonial we explain how to lay vinyl flooring step...

What is anti-static flooring, when and why you should use it?
What is anti-static flooring, when and why you should use it?

Did you know that there is anti-static flooring? Characteristics like this one allow us to invest in a safe and comfortable space, where we can feel at ease. Choosing the right flooring is a difficult task, but you should keep in mind not only the colour or the material you are selecting but also the technical features like...

Can you install vinyl flooring on walls?
Can you install vinyl flooring on walls?

26 February, 2021

Vinyl is a material that has become very popular in the last few years and many designers use it in their projects. If you are reforming your home and want to bet on something new and different, one of the trends is to install vinyl flooring on walls, which also have great technical characteristics. In...